Work on the site of the Peter and Adelaide condo tower development in Downtown Toronto is moving into the closing stages as the project enters its third year of active construction. Located at the northwest corner of its namesake streets, the 47-storey project from Graywood Developments marks another addition to the growing network of towers creating the perception of a continuous wall of buildings, seen when looking south from anywhere immediately north of Queen Street West.

With the concrete frame of the BBB Architects-designed tower fully formed, the exterior finishing process is now well underway, and traces of the final look are growing more clear from the ground all the way to the top. 

Looking north as Peter and Adelaide tops off at 47 storeys, image by UT Forum contributor tstormers

Since we last checked in on the project in the summer of 2021, it's safe to say that virtually everything has changed construction-wise. The image above pictures the building as it stood in September, a few weeks after the uppermost residential floors were formed. With the final stages of concrete pouring underway to complete the mechanical penthouse, the tower achieved its topping off, finishing 47 floors of forming in a period of just under two years. 

Since the tower’s topping off, construction efforts have been focussed on the installation of the building’s exterior envelope to its upper floors, which features precast concrete, aluminum, and glass window wall, and on interior work on the lower levels. In the image below, we can see the precast concrete panels cladding the tower’s primary (south) elevation, facing Adelaide Street West, successfully installed all the way to the top while the window wall trails behind by about 15 floors. Closer to ground level facing Peter, brick panelling adds some colour to the lower east side.

Northwest-facing view of cladding on south and east elevations, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars

From what we can see of the upper parts of the west and north elevations below, the exterior finishing process is still ongoing, with panels of aluminum cladding replacing the precast on the northern half of the west wall.

Looking south at cladding on the tower's north elevation, image by UT Forum contributor Huligan

Finally, down at ground level, the exteriors of the podium’s lowest residential levels have been in a complete state some time, but the last few weeks have seen things pick up at the building’s primary residential entrance. Fronting Peter Street, the entrance is defined by a distinct cantilever volume supported by three v-shaped trusses, creating a covered pedestrian arcade. With the double height windows in place, a horizontal band of brick finishing will follow soon to fill the gaps on the street-wall to tie into the panels above, while renderings show the V-columns will receive aluminum cladding with some accent lighting. 

Looking west at exterior finishings evolving at primary residential entrance on Peter Street, image by UT Forum contributor ProjectEnd

With exteriors closing in on completion and the removal of the tower crane earlier this month, work is also underway inside the building preparing the 696 units for occupancy, which could begin later this year. 

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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