A project of Great Gulf Homes, Charlie Condos was designed by Toronto’s Diamond Schmitt Architects. The building’s interiors are being designed by Cecconi Simone Inc., while landscape architects Janet Rosenberg + Associates rounds out the project team.
The complex includes a 6-storey section clad in black brick at the southwest corner of the property, with a 36-floor glass tower rising from the east side at the corner of King Street West and Charlotte Street. The roof (7th floor) of the low-rise section is where recreational amenities for condo residents will be located. These facilities will include a fitness centre, aerobic & yoga studio, dining room, lounge, billiard room and media room, along with a fully-landscaped terrace and outdoor pool.
Below are several artistic illustrations of the building that appear on the Charlie Condos project website, followed by a series of construction photos I have shot since the beginning of this year.
Also from the Charlie Condos website, an illustration of the layout for the various building recreational amenities on the 7th floor …
… which includes an outdoor pool and fully-landscaped patio terrace
January 2 2012: A view of the tower from one block east, at the intersection of King Street and Blue Jays Way/Peter Street
January 2 2012: A peek at the building’s street level, through the construction entrance at the corner of King & Charlotte Streets
January 2 2012: Looking up the tower’s east side, from Charlotte Street
January 2 2012: Looking up the tower’s south side, from King Street
January 30 2012: King Street view of lower floors on the condo’s southeast corner
January 30 2012: Concrete delivery for upper floor construction
January 30 2012: The building’s 6-storey lowrise section above King Street
January 30 2012: Looking up the tower’s southwest corner
January 30 2012: Another view up the building’s southwest sides
January 30 2012: King Street view up the tower’s south side
January 30 2012: Another view from King Street
January 30 2012: An elevator for construction workers rises near the tower’s southeast corner
January 30 2012: Looking up from Charlotte Street
January 30 2012: Another view of the tower from Charlotte Street
January 31 2012: A view of Charlie from the southwest, at Concord CityPlace. The tower to its right is the 35-storey M5V Condominiums.
January 31 2012: Charlie Condos viewed from the southwest
January 31 2012: At this point, 33 floors have been built
January 31 2012: The tower’s upper west floors
January 31 2012: Upper floors viewed from the south, on Front Street
January 31 2012: At this point, the glass exterior cladding has been installed as high as the 24th floor
February 20 2012: Construction has reached 35 floors, while cladding installation has progressed to the 27th floor
February 20 2012: Cladding installation is imminent on the 28th floor
February 20 2012: A view of Charlie from the southeast, on King Street