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November 27, 2023
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November 27, 2023
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Developed by CentreCourt, in partnership with Centrestone Urban Developments Inc, a 46-storey condominium designed by Arcadis is rapidly advancing in Toronto’s bustling downtown at the southeast corner of Jarvis and Gerrard in Moss Park. PRIME Condos at 319 Jarvis Street had hit the halfway mark in our last update in January, while its efficient urban development has leveraged extended 12-hour construction days and taken advantage of the extended construction times during the pandemic so that PRIME has now topped off.
An aerial view looking southwest of PRIME Condos, designed by Arcadis for CentreCourt and Centrestone Urban Developments Inc
As of May, 2023 (seen below), the tower had progresse to around four-fifths of the way to the top, nearing its mechanical penthouse. From a distance, the eastward view below captured the tower’s emerging stature in the city’s skyline, with Concord Sky at Yonge and Gerrard streets under construction in the left middle-ground. PRIME Condos is set to complement the nearby 33-storey Alter tower at 355 Church Street, with its alternating white cladding and window pattern.
An aerial view looking east to the rising tower and its place in the skyline, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor tstormers
By June, a closer look from Yonge and Gerrard offered insights into PRIME’s cladding and glass, which has enveloped the majority of the structure. The west elevation showcases its series of 3-storey sections of window wall, with each framed section offset by a single floor for visual dynamism; the thick bands of black cladding surround windows marked by gold-toned fins. The same pattern is found on PRIME’s east elevation.
Looking east to the tower from Yonge and Gerrard, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Northern Light
July brought us this close-up view of the building, looking to the south and west elevations. The series of 3-storey window wall sections, (along with a 4-storey section atop the cantilever), provide a more detailed glimpse into the building’s design details. The construction hoist on the west elevation tells of the ongoing work, while the bare concrete of the podium awaits its cladding.
The cladding and window patterns of the south and west elevations, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor stjames2queenwest
By September, an aerial perspective looking southeast showed that the building had reached the mechanical penthouse. The crane continued to stand overhead. The nearly completed 3-storey sections on the north elevation, matched on the south, display the rhythmic facade pattern.
An aerial view looking southwest of the tower having reached the mechanical penthouse, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor yrt+viva=1system
In October, back at ground level, progress on the podium was evident where parts of the west and north elevation were being enveloped in matching black cladding, integrating seamlessly with the tower. Scaffolding and ongoing streetscape work along Jarvis Street showcased the continual development of the project.
A view of work on the podium from Jarvis and Gerrard, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor GenerationLee
Now in November, with the tower having topped off and the crane having been dismantled, PRIME Condos stands proudly, juxtaposed with Jarvis Street Baptist Church to its north, with some finishing touches still to come. The modern tower, with its unique architectural style, also rises behind the older residential buildings along Gerrard. As the hoist remains and work continues, the 46-storey, 148.43m-tall condominium is rapidly progressing towards completion in 2024, delivering 596 new residential units to the bustling Moss Park neighbourhood.
Looking south to the topped off tower, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor stjames2queenwest