Over the past 12 months, Elle Condos has gone from grade to topping off on the northwest corner of Ellesmere and Brimley roads in Scarborough. Designed by TACT Architecture for iKore Developments, this 15-storey tower has completed its ascent, with its tower crane having been recently dismantled.

Looking northwest to Elle Condos, designed by TACT Architecture for iKore Developments

Captured a year ago looking northeast across Ellesmere Road, the Elle Condos crane rises in front of the towers that surround Scarborough Town Centre, a few minutes walk to the northeast. Beginning to assert its presence above grade, the first storey is half-hidden behind hoarding in this February 2023 image, while freshly cured concrete stands a storey tall along the building's west side.

Looking northeast across Ellesmere Road to the project in February, 2023, image by Ed Skira

An image from June, 2023, captures the site looking northwest across the busy intersection of Ellesmere and Brimley. The building's form is now more pronounced with six storeys formed, shoring poles in place while the concrete continues to cure, and its  distinctly setback massing at the corner heralding the future south lobby entrance. Above, wooden formwork and protruding bundles of rebar mark where work is continuing for the seventh storey.

The first six storeys formed as viewed from across Brimley and Ellesmere roads, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor enter username

Fast forward to the beginning of this month, and a northwestward view of the site reveals the full stature of Elle's 15 storeys against the sky. The south and east elevations of the building showcase the diverse articulations to the massing seen in the renderings, while sections of the facades are now clad in either light or dark panels that emphasize the various volumes. The installation of windows has commenced, with bird-friendly glass covering the lower levels as mandated for all new large projects in the city.

Looking northwest to the fully-formed 15 storey tower, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor yrt+viva=1system

Turning to a southeast perspective, Elle Condos' north and west elevations turn away from the bustle of Brimley and Ellesmere, overlooking a landscaped drivecourt that leads residents to the north lobby entrance. The construction hoist, a temporary steel column on the building's flank, is placed at the intersection of the northern and western volumes.

The north and west elevations facing away from Brimley and Ellesmere roads, image by Ed Skira

The northward perspective from Brimley Road, below, offers a view of the now-topped-off Elle Condos tower, standing with the tower crane now gone. With the forming phase over, focus has already shifted to completing the cladding and to interior work. While there's still much to install, such as balcony guards, the lower six storeys have their windows in, while windows are now going into the lower storeys of the dark gray-clad volume above.

Looking north to Elle Condos after dismantling of the tower crane as window installation continues, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor prtk.g

Standing at a height of 54.25m, Elle Condos will add 250 new residential units to the area. A mere 10-minute walk from Scarborough Centre station — currently being served by buses until the Scarborough Subway Extension of Danforth Line 2 opens — Elle Condos stands as part of the area's transition from industrial to mixed-use.

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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