Two construction projects are rising side by side immediately beside Toronto’s historic Distillery District. On the east side of Parliament Street south of Mill Street, work on The Goode Condos and No. 31 Condos, at 33 and 31 Parliament Street respectively, is being carried out in tandem, with the former now ascending above grade.

Looking southwest to The Goode Condos, designed by architects—Alliance for Graywood Developments

Goode Condos, above, a 32-storey mixed-use tower designed by architects—Alliance for Graywood Developments, broke ground in October of 2022. Its companion, No. 31 Condos, appearing as a ghost in the rendering above but fully rendered below (with Goode Condos not pictured), will stretch higher, to 41 storeys. Designed by Arquitectonica for Lanterra Developments and Westdale Properties, with Arcadis as the Architect of Record, demolition of the existing low-rise buildings on its site started in mid-2022.

Looking northeast to No. 31 Condos, designed by Arquitectonica for Lanterra Developments and Westdale Properties, with Arcadis Architect of Record

In May 2023, we were provided with a view of the what was initially a concrete and steel shoring wall that divided the Goode Condos excavation to the north from the No. 31 Condos site to the south. In this unique situation where No. 31 got going while Goode was already underway, measures are in place to keep the wall in place, despite tiebacks that will be removed, as the No. 31 excavation gets deeper: the wall will eventually become the wall diving the projects' garage levels. Meanwhile, the lowest level of columns are already up for Goode Condos, as work on its garage levels is underway.

Looking west along the shared wall for both sites, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Brickworks

An aerial snapshot from June captures both projects. To the left, Goode Condos features a yellow tower crane standing over the site at its east end. Concrete work includes dense meshes of rebar to the west side, where a second tower crane will soon stand. Meanwhile, No. 31 is at an earlier stage with multiple excavators onsite.

An aerial view of the excavations for The Goode Condos (left) and No. 31 Condos (right), image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor TorontoRE

Looking south in October, and three tower cranes now dominate the scene. Goode Condos' forming work now reaches grade at the east end of the site, while the west tower crane is surrounded by wooden formwork and dense rebar. In the centre back, No. 31 Condos’ single tower crane stands in front of the south shoring wall, draped in orange tarp. In the background, additional tower cranes populate the skyline from Aqualuna at Bayside.

Looking south to the two tower cranes for Goode Condos and tower crane for No. 31 Condos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor cjkean

Looking east to No. 31 reveals the excavation pit reaching its intended depth. The concrete and steel wall dividing the projects is fully exposed. Formwork is underway for the construction of columns and walls, with some already cured.

Looking east through the excavation for No. 31 Condos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

 

Returning to the southward view this month, we see that Goode Condos has risen above grade, with three storeys formed on the east side. The podium, to eventually be predominantly faced with ironspot red brick similar to the Distillery District's heritage structures, is taking form. The ground floor, which will feature granite stone panels and glass along the retail frontages and building entrances, is outlined by the skeletal frame of columns and raw concrete floors. 

Looking south to the emerging podium extending east for The Goode Condos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor cjkean

 

Seen below looking northwest from the south side of the railway tracks, Goode Condos' tower will be at the west end of the site, with a 10-storey podium extending eastward. Red barrier fencing runs along the perimeter of the upper floors, with ongoing formwork and concrete columns on the fourth level.

Looking northwest to the initial three storeys of the podium for The Goode Condos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor cjkean

A comparative view captures No. 31 Condos to the right, working towards grade level, while Goode Condos to the left showcases the first two storeys along the south elevation, and the third storey taking shape further east. These initial storeys are supported by scaffolding and shoring poles.

Looking northeast to the south elevation of The Goode Condos adjacent to the ongoing foundational work for No. 31 COndos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Brickworks

 

The Goode Condos will eventually reach a final height of 111.4m and bring 557 housing units to the area, while No. 31 Condos will soar to 137.4m and boast 428 units.

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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