Downtown Toronto's construction marches on even as the weather cools, and the Old Town neighbourhood is witnessing significant progress at The Whitfield at 33 Sherbourne Street, where Menkes Developments and Core Development Group are erecting the 39-storey,  Giannone Petricone Associates-designed mixed-use condominium. The site, which will house 484 residential units upon completion, is set to be a hive of constant activity as the structure begins its ascent above ground, and the next two years of construction are being planned out.

The Whitfield, Toronto, designed by Giannone Petricone Associates for Menkes Developments and Core Development Group

The City has released a staff report from the Director of Traffic Management, Transportation Services, outlining the next phases of construction. Key phases of construction have been planned, with above-grade formwork continuing until April 2025, the building envelope phase lasting from June 2024 to June 2025, and interior finishes extending from August 2024 to the project's culmination in December 2025.

Hoarding has been in place since last year, following heritage retention work carried out in early 2022. UrbanToronto Forum contributor evandyk has provided aerial views of the site from a neighbouring mid-rise condo set to be eclipsed height-wise by the Whitfield.

Looking northwest to the hoarding along Front Street and the neighbouring St Lawrence Condos, image from Google Maps

Since our last update in September, the site's below-grade work has advanced particularly on the northwest corner of the site. Here (lower right quarter, below), a thick web of rebar is in place, setting the stage for the creation of a concrete foundation slab above which the tower that will rise. To the east (left), an array of construction materials is laid out, awaiting use.

Advancing foundational rebar as work reaches grade level, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor evandyk

In a wider aerial perspective, a red concrete pump extends its arm over the rebar mesh, delivering concrete to the slab area close to Sherbourne Street. South of the site, we see the progress made on the neighbouring Time and Space Condos that began occupancy in September. The Whitfield's tower will rise well above the tallest 29-storey volume of that development, while Time and Space's volumetric complexity and U-shaped layout will juxtapose the Whitfield's more linear, vertical form.

An expanded aerial view of crew operating a concrete pump, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor evandyk

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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