Construction of 29-storey Motion on Bay rental apartment highrise passes the halfway point

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A project of Concert Properties, Motion on Bay actually will be a rental building with 463 units in studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom layouts.

The building was designed by Toronto’s Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects.

Below is a series of photos I’ve shot of Motion on Bay this summer.

 

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July 7 2012: Motion on Bay construction viewed from Bay Street, just below Elm Street. The 29-storey tower will block views of Toronto City Hall from the north.

 

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July 7 2012: Motion on Bay viewed from the northeast corner of Bay & Dundas. Motion’s top drawing card is its proximity to the Toronto Eaton Centre, Ryerson University, the Financial District and other downtown attractions.

 

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July 7 2012: The northeast side of the building along Bay Street

 

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July 7 2012: At this point of construction, windows and cladding have been installed on the second level and installation has commenced on the third

 

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July 7 2012: Southeast side of the building viewed from Bay Street

 

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July 19 2012: Construction viewed from the south from the podium green roof at City Hall

 

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July 19 2012: Another south view of Motion’s construction progress

 

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August 11 2012: The tower is rising on the southwest corner of Bay & Dundas, formerly the site of a surface parking lot

 

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August 11 2012: Looking up the northeast corner of the tower

 

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August 11 2012: Units on the tower’s northeast corner. The building is scheduled for completion in 2013.

 

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August 11 2012: Looking up the east side of the building

 

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August 11 2012: Balconies give shape to the tower’s east side

 

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August 11 2012: The building stands directly across the Bay Street from the Toronto Eaton Centre and Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Business Management

 

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August 11 2012: Motion will have 11,500 square feet of street-level retail space

 

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August 11 2012: Multicolour cladding on the 5-level tower podium

 

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August 11 2012: Motion viewed from the southeast on Bay Street

 

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August 11 2012: Southeast view of upper floor construction

 

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August 11 2012: Motion is just two blocks south of the new SickKids Centre for Research and Learning tower, right, which is still under construction at the northwest corner of Bay & Elm Streets

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