Lumiere condo tower awaits finishing touches

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Lumiere Condominiums on Bay viewed January 5 2011


Close to completion: I always find it exciting to walk past a building that has been under construction for several years and suddenly discover that construction hoarding and security fencing have been removed. It’s great to finally get an unobstructed view of the ground level, and to physically feel how the new building relates to and impacts upon the streetscape.

My most recent “big reveal” experience was in early November when I saw that hoarding had been dismantled from the streetfront at the Lumiere condo tower on Bay Street below College. All that remained was a security fence keeping pedestrians away from crews installing new sidewalks out front on Bay.

Lumiere is looking mighty good! I think it’s a nice addition to the block, and it feels like it’s always been there (actually, I can’t even remember what was there before. A parking lot perhaps?)

Lumiere needs a few finishing touches, though. Exterior cladding still hasn’t been installed on the west side of the three-level podium, while the canopy roof awaits some final cosmetic work, too. But plastic balcony panel wraps that had been flapping in the wind for months were removed in December, giving the Bay Street side of the building a sleek, clean look.

A Menkes highrise building project, Lumiere was designed by Toronto architect Rudy Wallman.

 

 

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Developer’s website rendering of Lumiere condo tower on Bay below College


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November 9, 2010 street view of Lumiere Condos


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November 9, 2010 street view of Lumiere Condos


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January 8, 2011 street view of Lumiere Condos


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January 8, 2011 street view of Lumiere Condos


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January 2011 view of Lumiere condos rooftop canopy


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November 2010 view of Bay Street side of Lumiere Condos


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November 2010 view of Lumiere Condos rooftop canopy


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November 2010 view of Lumiere Condos balconies above Bay Street


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Lumiere balconies unwrapped in time for Christmas


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Lumiere Condos viewed from Elizabeth Street


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Lumiere Condos viewed from Elizabeth Street


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North side of Lumiere Condos viewed from Grenville Street


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