Category Archives: Peter Street condos

Peter Street condo tower continues to climb as nearby Tableau Condos gradually gets its legs

Peter Street Condominiums construction progress

November 14 2013: Construction has reached the 12th floor of Peter Street Condominiums at the northeast corner of Adelaide and Peter Streets …



Tableau Condos construction progress

… while at the opposite end of the same block, the ground level of Tableau Condos continues to take shape at Peter & Richmond Streets. The two condo towers will bookend the 9-story office building that sits in the middle of the block at 111 Peter Street.


One block, two towers: The east side of Peter Street between Richmond and Adelaide Streets is changing dramatically as construction continues to progress on two new condominium towers that will also transform the Entertainment District skyline and streetscapes in the process.

At the southeast corner of Peter and Adelaide, work on the Peter Street Condominium tower has climbed above the 11th level, bringing the building nearly one-third of the way to its ultimate 40-storey floorcount.

Just a few meters north, at the corner of Peter and Richmond, construction is progressing on the ground level of Tableau Condos, a 36-storey tower that will stand atop a distinctive table-shaped podium supported by long, tall column “legs.”

Artistic illustrations of both buildings, along with construction progress photos shot this week, can be viewed on page 2 of this post.



Pit Stops: Photo roundup of below-ground and at-grade construction activity at 21 downtown condo, office & university building sites

Picasso on Richmond condos

As 2012 drew to a close, some noteworthy downtown building projects had reached different stages of at- and below-grade construction progress. At some sites, like this one for the Picasso on Richmond condo tower, preliminary foundation drilling work was in full swing …


Studio on Richmond condos

… while at others, like this one for the Studio on Richmond and Studio2 condo towers just two blocks east of Picasso, site excavation was ongoing.


The Yorkville condos

Over the same period of time, underground parking levels were taking shape at some building sites, like this one for The Yorkville condo project on Davenport Road …


X2 Condos

… while over on Charles Street East, construction had reached a milestone mark at X2 Condos, where building had started on the ground level of the tower


Fall photos: Until condo and office tower construction starts to climb above street level, it can be difficult to track how quickly work is progressing on the dozens of new buildings going up in Toronto’s downtown core. Ground-level views of building sites are often obscured by hoarding and security fences, plus concrete delivery trucks, dump trucks and other construction vehicles maneuvering into and out of staging areas adjacent to construction zones. I find it’s a big challenge to monitor ongoing progress at places where underground levels are taking shape, let alone keep an eye on sites where shovels are just breaking ground or preliminary work is being undertaken to prepare for full-scale construction. The vast number of projects scattered throughout the downtown core certainly doesn’t make the task any easier.



Site demolition clears way for construction to start on 40-storey Peter Street Condominiums tower

Peter Street Condominiums

January 30 2012: Three weeks ago, crews were getting set to demolish two low-rise buildings on the northeast corner of Adelaide and Peter Streets …


Peter Street Condominiums site

... and by yesterday, a few piles of broken bricks and rubble were all that remained of the two nightclubs that formerly occupied the site


Peter Street Condominiums site

February 20 2012: Southeasterly view of the site from Peter Street


Peter Street Condominiums site

February 20 2012: A heap of bricks and broken concrete blocks on the site of what was once the popular Adelaide Street Pub


Peter Street Condominiums site

February 20 2012: Looking toward Peter Street from the southeast corner of the property. The Roosevelt Room Supper Club once occupied the 2-storey Art Deco-styled warehouse building that used to stand on this site.


Pub & club get clobbered: Over the years, countless funseekers got smashed during booze-soaked blurs of drinking, dancing and debauchery in the pub and nightclub that occupied two adjacent buildings at the northeast corner of Adelaide and Peter Street in the Entertainment District. This month, it was the buildings’ turn to get wrecked.

In January, I noticed signs for Delsan Demolition Services posted on the buildings at 328 – 340 Adelaide Street West, formerly home to the Adelaide Street Pub and the Roosevelt Room Supper Club. Two men wearing hardhats were taking notes as they wandered around the property, no doubt planning how to demolish the two low-rise structures so construction can start on the 40-storey condo tower that will take their place.



40-storey condo tower proposed for nightclub site at corner of Peter St. and Adelaide St. W.

328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

A 40-storey condo tower will replace the two-storey warehouse-style nightclub, pub and office buildings that occupy this corner location


Sayonara, supper club: An Entertainment District corner perhaps best known as the location of the upscale Roosevelt Room Supper Club could be the site of a 40-storey condo tower in several years.

The northeast corner of Peter and Adelaide Streets presently is home to the Adelaide Street pub, at 340 Adelaide Street West. The Roosevelt Room is right next door, occupying the main floor of the two-storey Art Deco-style warehouse building at 328 – 338 Adelaide Street West. Upstairs is the Launch Pad “workspace hub” of office rental space. But the street-level pubbing and high-end dining will  have to give way to high-up condo wining and dining instead.

A developer has plans to redevelop the site into a mixed-use building with an 11-storey podium topped with a 29-storey tower. The ground floor would be retail space, while the second and third floor would be offices. The rest of the tower would be condo, with 330 residential units. According to the ONE Development website, the tower “will include many innovative ‘green’ design features, targeting a LEED Gold rating. At-grade retail will reinforce the street front; office uses will complement the neighbourhood’s converted ‘brick and beam’ warehouses; and a slim residential tower will rise above a mid-level landscaped roof garden to provide light-filled open units with stunning city views.”

Although work on the building design continues, ONE Development says “[m]odern open space with high ceilings, generous natural daylight and high quality finishes will distinguish the building.”

The project application was originally filed with the city last August; full details were outlined in a November 4, 2010 preliminary report from the city planning department to Toronto and East York Community Council. The condo tower plan got positive feedback during community consultation meetings held last July and in January. When the Community Council failed to deal with the application within the required four-month period (things were delayed because of  summer break and the municipal election that followed), the developer appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

But at its February 8 meeting, Toronto City Council adopted a motion supporting the project application, based on a settlement proposal that had been reached with the developer. Under that agreement, the developer will pay the city $1.5 million to be used for various public benefits, including improvements to John Street, parks and public housing, along with 500 square feet of “community space” in the new tower for the Toronto Arts Council. In addition, the developer has agreed to design at least 10% of the units in the condo building as three-bedroom suites.

Below are some photos I’ve taken of the tower location, along with elevation and site plan drawings that appeared in the planning department reports. The ONE Development website says “construction is slated to begin in 2014.”


The Adelaide Street pub

The Adelaide Street pub seen on January 14 2011


328 Adelaide Street West development proposal sign

Condo development proposal sign on the wall of the Adelaide Street Pub


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

South view from Peter Street of the proposed condo tower location


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

Southeast view from Peter Street of the proposed condo tower location


The Adelaide Street pub at 340 Adelaide Street West

East view of The Adelaide Street pub building at 340 Adelaide Street West


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

Condo site viewed from the south side of Adelaide Street West


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

Northwest view of the Roosevelt Room and Launch Pad office location


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower site

A laneway called Drummond Place runs to the east and north of the condo site


328 Adelaide Street West condo tower proposal

South and west elevation drawings for the proposed condo tower


328 Adelaide Street West proposed condo tower

Site plan drawing for the proposed condo tower