Toronto’s densifying Entertainment District is about to grow another tower denser as construction surfaces above street level for Graywood Developments‘ Peter and Adelaide. Marketed in a nod to its position at the northwest corner of the intersection of the same name, the 47-storey BBB Architects-designed condo tower will rise to wrap around the Templar Hotel and a two-storey heritage building at 342 Adelaide West.
The first signs of activity on the project site were spotted approximately 14 months ago, when existing buildings on the site were fenced off in September, 2019. Demolition occured in the weeks that followed. The site was largely cleared by the end of October of last year, and a ground breaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction was held in November, 2019.
Looking southwest over site of Peter and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor Red Mars
Actual construction activity was first spotted in December, when drilling rigs arrived to start work on the site’s shoring system. We last checked in on the site in March, when excavation was in the process of revealing the site’s tandem caisson wall and pile + lagging shoring systems. Excavation would continue to make way for the project’s four-level underground garage until a crane was eventually installed at the base of the pit in mid-July.
Looking south over site of Peter and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor Red Mars
In the months since the crane installation, a second crane has followed, accelerating the forming process. As the last sections of the parking levels now take shape below, forming is underway for the building’s ground floor.
Looking southeast over site of Peter and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor Red Mars
With the first walls and columns in place, the tower has officially begun its above-grade ascent towards a final height of 152 metres. Once complete, the project will bring almost 700 new homes to the area, along with new retail space within the base and a pedestrian mews that will enhance the local public realm.
Peter and Adelaide, image courtesy of Graywood Developments
Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
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