Construction at Pier 27 is moving along quickly. Come by our site at the foot of Yonge Street and check out the progress.
If you've already seen our model suite, it might be worth another visit. We recently built one just to showcase our penthouse collection. Check out the photos below or visit us at the sales centre on Queens Quay just east of Yonge to see it in person. Enjoy!
We last checked in at Pier 27 in April and since then there's been a lot of vertical movement on our Toronto Waterfront site.
We have various crews working in three of the buidlings on site in preparation for work commencing on closing each of the buildings off in the following months.
The vast majority of the underground work is complete and we're looking forward to a great few months progress ahead.
Have you bought at Pier 27? What are you looking forward to most about moving in? Let us know in the comments below.
In Phase 1, the 12th floor has been poured on building one. The 8th floor on building two will be poured by the end of the week.
In Phase 2, the fourth floor of building one is complete, and at building two the 2nd floor is complete.
For now, we have to finish Phase 1 and 2 before we move on to Phase 3 which will consist of two short buildings and one tall building in total.
See our last Pier 27 construction update: January 2012. Oh, and here's our favourite shot:
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Karen Mills, founder of Public Art Management, is the public art advisor for Pier 27. Luckily, she was able to give us a sense of how public art is chosen for developments in Toronto. Read her explanation about the process below.
It's no doubt that Toronto excels in the realm of arts and culture. But beyond our museums, galleries, and music scene, Toronto holds one of the most important collections of contemporary "public art" in North America. As private development grows, public art increasingly becomes part of our urban identity.
So, how do we choose our public art? Part of the planning and development approval process requires that the City of Toronto secures certain public benefits from developers. One way that Cityzen does this is by participating in the Percent for Public Art Program.
The first part of the process involves proposing a public art outline with a public art advisor and city planning staff. The plan then undergoes review by an independent art body before reaching City Council for the final analysis. Once approved, the developer and the art advisor implement the plan, so that art and construction move together in harmony.
Pier 27 is seen as a development of international profile and stature, and the public art had to reflect this. This philosophy also mirrors the idea that Toronto is a city made up of people from around the world, giving us a cosmopolitan energy.
Following an invitational competition process with the advice of our art consultant, architect, and a jury of art experts and artists, we selected United Visual Artists (UVA), from London, UK, to devise artwork for Pier 27.
Comprised of young artists, lighting designers, software engineers and creative thinkers, UVA's clients include U2, Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack, Vivienne Westwood and the London 2012 Olympics.
Drawing inspiration from the idea of lenses contained in lighthouses, the signature for Pier 27 will be an elegant sculptural element resting in the landscape just north of the waterfront esplanade, emanating light to signal the development. This iconic work exists as a sophisticated and modern piece of stand-alone sculpture. A second element -- tied to Phase 2 at Pier 27 -- will form a portal near Queens Quay.
The fabrication will take place in Toronto, giving local manufacturers a chance to bring one of Toronto's most significant public artworks to life. Investing in public art will benefit the city, its visitors and the development, and will exemplify Toronto as one of the culture capitals of the world.
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Though it may not look luxurious now, Pier 27 will be screaming prestige at Yonge and Lakeshore in the future.
We visited the Toronto Waterfront site late last week and the progress made since our last visit this past November has been substantial to say the least!
With many different crews on site at the moment, things are going well, especially with the weather.
Work has progressed up to the 7th floor on buidling B1, and up to floor 4 in building B2.
Phase 3 of Pier 27 is currently undergoing approvals, and we hope to bring the project to market in the near future.
A view of the Pier 27 site from the 20th floor of L Tower.
Toronto's Waterfront is undergoing some major changes and at the core of these is our very own Pier 27 project right at the foot of Yonge Street.
One of the biggest condo sites currently under construction in the GTA, there's a LOT of work being done on a daily basis. We don't think that anyone could describe this site as boring.
We last visited the site in July and the progress that's been made since then is staggering. Check out the below photos for a taste of what's happening on site, and we have all of the latest photos on Facebook.
All of the underground forming construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
There is a whole lot of concrete to be poured. Building B1 is up to the 3rd floor, with building B2 currently at the second floor. Still a long way to go!
Some crew members working on concrete pouting on Building 1.
With 4 cranes on site, there are multiple teams working all over the site.
Work will be starting on closing B1 in the coming weeks in anticiaption of the cold months ahead of us.
It's all hands on deck at the moment and work is continuing on pace.
That's it from us for this round. We'll be back again in the new year with another look at what's happening on site. If you have any questions on what's going on just let us know on Facebook or Twitter and we'll be glad to help!
If you were around the St. Lawrence Market area over the weekend you would have noticed a lot of craziness. The Scotiabank BuskerFest was in town for four days and Cityzen were once again involved for the fourth year. We set up a booth in front of the Sony Centre and had some interactive entertainment and amazing prize to lure passer-by's in.
We'd like to thank all who contributed to a great cause, and we are delighted to say that we helped raise over $100,000 for Epilepsy Toronto. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and to everyone who contributed over the course of the weekend.
It was another fantastic year on all accounts, with perfomers from around the world dazzling the crowds on the streets of Toronto. Congratulations to all of our prize winners, and we'll be back next year for BuskerFest 2012!
Some interactive entertainment and prize draws helped bring people to our booth.
Marc and Hess, our fantastic entertainers!
Night-time acrobatics on Front Street
Congratulations to everyone involved for such a terrific four days! Roll on next year! What was your favourite act at BuskerFest this year?
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