Scala Construction in Full Swing

Since our last in-depth look at construction of the Scala community in North York, work has been progressing well and the underground levels of the condominium have begun to take shape.  Currently, the on-site construction teams are forming the community's footings and expect to be completed by the fall.  These footings, which are essentially concrete reinforced by rebar, [...]

An Update on Islington Terrace

Construction on-site at Islington Terrace has been progressing well over the last few months. At present, outside walls and windows are 90% complete up to the 36th floors.

A Well Beneath The Well

As the residential, commercial and retail buildings rise around it, one section of The Well includes the excavation of a deep cistern near the centre of the site. This cistern will connect to the Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system to provide heating and cooling to the 11,000 people who will live and work at The Well.

Will Toronto’s Housing Supply Ever Catch Up With Demand?

I read an excellent article recently in Novae Res Urbis about the proposed Housing Supply Action Plan initiated in November, which aims to increase provincial housing supply. Municipalities and stakeholders are recommending a “holistic plan that aligns municipal and provincial policy, reduces hurdles and priorities the creation of affordable housing in perpetuity.”

Building a Foundation at Via Bloor

Shoring and Excavation Complete It's been a long winter!  But that hasn't stopped the crew working at Via Bloor from moving forward on-site.  Now that the shoring and outside walls are complete and the cranes have been erected, the on-site construction team have moved into the next stage of construction. Work on the Foundation Has [...]

Touring the Revitalized Alexandra Park Community

A Shared Vision and Commitment Alexandra Park, the neighbourhood between Spadina and Bathurst, and Queen and Dundas, has long been a strong community.  Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Tridel have partnered to undertake the revitalization of a portion of the neighbourhood, including the Atkinson Housing Co-op.  Community organizations have maintained a strong voice in the […]

First Glimpse of Retaining Walls at Bianca

It seems the start of the new year has finally brought winter to the greater Toronto Area.  After a somewhat mild December, we have seen a multitude of frigid temperatures, ice rain and multiple snowfalls.  In spite of the weather, work at our Bianca community has been ongoing. We are happy to report that the [...]