In our previous story, we took a look at some of the GTHA construction projects that were recently completed; these are the projects that have come out of the planning and/or sales phases and moved into the early stages of their construction journey. We track all of this information on a daily basis with UrbanToronto Pro, and with this article we're summarizing the projects which we have recently switched to Under Construction in our database files.
The Richgrove Village Community, a development from Minto Communities GTA located on Martin Grove Road just north of Eglinton Avenue West, is expanding with the construction of a new tower. Designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, the new build will reach 20 storeys, and bring another 225 market rate units to the residential community.
A crane went up at the beginning of August on the site of 2788 Bathurst Street just to the north of Forest Hill, kicking off construction on the Lanterra Developments Glenhill Condominiums project. The 9-storey mid-rise is an interesting mixed-use development that will offer condo units, hotel suites, and a selection of retail at grade, all housed within a compact massing that takes advantage of the site’s locality on the corner lot.
The Brix Creemore (Creemore, Ontario)
As development spreads far beyond the reaches of the City, Creemore, a town in Simcoe County, is seeing construction begin on a boutique low-rise condo from MDM Developments. The Brix will feature two 4-storey buildings housing 36 units each (for a total of 72), connected through a shared lobby and outdoor amenity area.
Fenelon Lakes Club (Fenelon Falls, Ontario)
On the edge of Cameron Lake in The Kawarthas, MDM Developments is making strides on the construction of a multi-building residential development that hopes to curate a resort quality experience. The club-style community in the heart of Ontario cottage country thrives on its waterside location, but also intends to provide a host of amenity spaces that embody the luxury of life on the lake.
By mid-August, the northwestern portion of the aging townhouses fronting Dundas Street West in Toronto's Alexandra Park community had been demolished, leaving the site as a blank canvas for the next round of redevelopment. Working with Toronto Community Housing Corporation, developer Tridel has begun construction on the MRKT, a mixed-use project that will offer — along with rental replacement units — 175 market rate residential units, plus new retail and commercial units, all baked into the 15-storey development just west of Chinatown.
The Wilmot (Oakville)
While no images are available to date, UT Forum contributors have noted that construction of the Wilmot is now underway. Located at 1005 Dundas Street West in the north end of Oakville, the Wilmot is an 8-storey condo from WP Developments that will introduce 380 units to the steadily growing municipality.
The previously vacant site at 840 Dupont Street, just east of Ossington Avenue, is now populated with a roster of heavy machinery including a shoring rig, as construction of The Dupont begins. Developed by Tridel, the 9-storey mixed-use condo intends to line the Dupont Street frontage with retail units and inspire pedestrians to enjoy the redeveloped streetscape of the once industrial area.
The Saw Whet (Oakville)
A cleared site at 2501 Saw Whet Boulevard in South Oakville is ready for groundbreaking to begin for a Caivan developed condominium project called The Saw Whet. Named after a local species of owl, the 6-storey mid-rise hopes to take advantage of the immersive natural environment of the surrounding area, characterized by parks, plains, and rivers, to attract residents to the 333 residential units offered.
Pinnacle Uptown: Watergarden (Mississagua)
While many remained focussed on Pinnacle International’s ‘supertall’ Pinnacle One Yonge development, the developers have also started construction on a 3-tower mixed use project in Uptown Mississauga. The Watergarden will deliver a selection of retail along with a sizable 949 total residential units, with the tallest of the three towers reaching 38 storeys, at a height of 138m.
Eleven 11 Clarkson (Mississauga)
Five blocks of 4-storey townhouses is the desired outcome as Saxon Developments begins shoring work on the site of the Eleven 11 Clarkson. Located close to Lakeshore Road in the south end of Mississauga, the project seeks to create a residential complex that feels like a community, with landscaped common outdoor spaces and access to close-by public parks.
Diamond Kilmer Developments, CreateTO, and Habitat for Humanity make up the development squad responsible for achieving the approval of Birchley Park, a new affordable rental community in Scarborough. Shoring is now underway on the site, located in the Birch Cliff area near Victoria Park subway station, that will eventually be the home of 8 residential buildings, ranging from 3 to 12 storeys, along with a new public park.
The Mason (Mississauga)
The team of developers operating under the name of Port Credit West Village Partners is marching forward to the next phase of the 72-acre master-planned Brightwater community in Port Credit, with construction beginning on The Mason. The site is excavated, shoring is completed, and with preparation for crane installation finalized, the first traces of the 9-storey residence will be emerging shortly.
On the edge of Toronto’s historic Distillery District, a mixed-use project from Graywood Developments saw groundbreaking at the end of September. The site, at 33 Parliament Street, is to be developed with a 32-storey tower offering 540 residential units and a glass-clad retail space at the grade level.
UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on construction and development in the GTA. You can learn more about other projects from our Database and, if you'd like, you can join in on the conversation on any project in the associated Project Forum thread.
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