New developments are constantly going under construction in the Greater Toronto Area, while other projects wrap up. We track all of this information on a daily basis with UrbanToronto Pro, and with this article we're summarizing which projects crossed either of those thresholds in the last several weeks, and which we have switched to completed in our database files.

Projects Which Have Begun Construction

3621 Dufferin Street

With machinery seen on site at the beginning of the month, construction is underway on the 10-storey mixed use development designed by TACT for Dymon Storage. Located just north of the 401 and west of Allen Road, the versatile storage/residential/office/retail with 158 units is the first of its kind in Toronto and for Dymon, and could be a glimpse of the future of urban self storage. 

A shoring rig was seen on site at 3621 Dufferin. Image from UT Staff Member Edward Skira.

 

KESKUS Estonian Cultural Centre

Early stages of demolition are now taking place to prepare the Madison Avenue site just north of Bloor for the construction of the new KESKUS Estonian Cultural Centre. Paint removal has begun on the existing heritage building at 11 Madison Avenue while a shoring rig has begun creating holes for the foundation of the 3-storey building going up where the TTC parking lot used to be. 

Shoring rig seen on site at 9 Madison Avenue. Image from UT Forum contributor AlbertC.

 

Westgate on Main (Hamilton)

Located on the southeast corner of Dundas Street South and Main Street West in Hamilton, a construction crane has been erected on the site of the 8-storey Westgate residential proposal. With excavators and other large machinery on site, foundations for the Matrix Development Group project appear to be moving towards completion.

Excavation continues with the recent addition of a construction crane at 415 Main Street West (Hamilton). Image from UT Forum contributor The Big Developers.

 

Mississauga Hospital Redevelopment

Stantec’s plans for the new 24-Storey hospital campus for Trillium Health Partners are coming to life as excavation of the Hurontario Street site continues steadily. With the design hoping to make space for new offices, long term care, convention centre facilities, and more, a new name is also included in the redevelopment plan, honouring donor Peter Gilgan.

Drone shot shows foundation walls in place at Mississauga Hospital Redevelopment. Image from UT Forum contributor bangkok.

 

Leslie Slip Lookout Park

Construction of the Leslie Slip Lookout Park, a CreateTo project at the southernmost end of Leslie Street that intends to create a gateway to Tommy Thompson Park in the Portlands, is ready for the next phase. With the demolition of the existing industrial buildings on the eastern frontage of the site now complete, landscaping of the park’s greenspace can begin.

Arial view looking east shows Leslie Slip Lookout Park site cleared of existing buildings. Image from UT Fortum contributor Nwalsh.

 

M4 at M City

Working with Ellis Don, Rogers and Urban Capital continue to command attention as the development of M City in Mississauga moves on to preparations for the M4 tower. A shoring rig is in place to begin the excavation process for  the 67-storey tower, which is located just southwest of the foundation currently being constructed for the M3. Designed by Core, M4 is the 4th of 5 towers that will populate the technologically advanced community. 

Shoring rig onsite as construction of M4, part of the proposed M City, begins. Image from UT Forum contributor khaldoon.

 

Bauhaus Condos

Another shoring rig has been deployed in Oldtown, as construction begins on Lam Development’s proposed Bauhaus condos, designed by ArchitectsAlliance. The site, on the north side of King Street East between Ontario and Berkeley Streets, will eventually be the home of the 32-storey multi-use condo. 

Shoring rig onsite at 284 King Street East. Image from UT Forum contributor mcornett.

 

The Capitol

With plans to redevelop the historic Capitol Theatre in place since 2018, the midtown project located on the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Castlefield Avenue has taken another step towards construction. Careful demolition of the Yonge Street frontage of the existing building continues, while shoring has begun in the area behind the Yonge Street frontage that will be the base of the 14-storey mixed-use residential building designed by Hariri Pontarini.

Shoring rig on site at 2500 Yonge Street. Image from UT Forum contributor Domenico.

 

Gemma Condos

Pinnacle International's 35-storey mixed-use project in uptown Mississauga is now under construction. Occupying the northwest corner of Hurontario Street and Watergarden Drive, the Richmond Architects's design is poised to bring new retail opportunities and a total of 406 new dwelling units to the area. While no photos of the progress exist at this time, we will continue to follow the project's development.

Arial view of the proposed Gemma Condos proposed design, no photos exist of construction progress. Image from submission to City of Toronto

 

Holy Angels Catholic School Redevelopment

Despite few renderings available in the UT Forum for the design of the redevelopment of Holy Angels Catholic School, at the southwest corner of Islington Avenue and Jutland Road in Etobicoke, significant amounts of demolition have taken place to make space for the new build. Since May, when demolition began, the 2 buildings occupying the site have been completely removed, and foundations are beginning to emerge at the northeast corner. 

Existing buildings have been cleared and construction of the Holy Angels Catholic School can proceed. Image from UT Forum Contributor bangkok.

 

One Delisle

Excitement and intrigue has surrounded the 44-storey Slate Asset Management project at One Delisle thanks to the design work of star architect Jeanne Gang, and with visible construction processes now underway, anticipation will continue to grow. Shoring rigs have been introduced to the site, located on the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Delisle Avenue, and it won’t be long before traces of Studio Gang’s first Canadian project grace the midtown skyline. 

Shoring rig on site at One Delisle. Image from UT Forum contributor shammyjammy.

Projects Which Are Opening

154 Main Street East (Hamilton)

The first residents of 154 Main Street East will soon be moving into their new homes as construction of the 26-storey residential building has reached completion. From Vrancor Developments, the project switched between different designs during construction before settling with the iteration from SRM Architects that has now been realized. 

154 Main Street East seen in the Hamilton skyline at dusk. Image from UT Forum contributor The Big Developers.

 

Kingsway by the River

319 new dwelling units are now available in the Kingsway area following the completion of Urban Capital’s Kingsway by the River. Designed by Wallman Architects, the development consists of a 21-storey tower and an 8-storey midrise sharing the site with stacked townhouses. While the ground floor retail space fronting Dundas West remains vacant, residents have moved into the newly finished community just south of the winding humber river. 

The completed Kingsway by the River development seen from above. Image from UT Forum contributor bangkok.


 

65 King Street East

Google’s new home in Toronto is officially active, with construction of the 18-storey office building at 65 King Street East within range of completion. Employees have been welcomed to their new offices while restoration continues on the Tom Jones building at the south west corner of the site, with new windows being installed as of last week. No tenants have been confirmed for the ground level retail space. 

Google's new Toronto offices at 65 King Street East is soon to complete, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor ADRM

 

Did we miss a project? Reach out to us and let us know if we did here. In the meantime, keep an eye out in our Forum for new construction projects starting or finishing up work this month. More specific information on each of these developments can also be found in our Database files for the projects, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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