We just posted a story on the construction progress at the L Tower and Backstage on the My Backstage condo website. For a look at some of the latest interior shots of the L Tower, click here!
The L Tower has been under construction in the heart of downtown Toronto for some time now and is set to become an iconic landmark in the city skyline.
The 57-storey building was designed by Daniel Libeskind, the same architect who designed the crystal extension to the RoyalOntarioMuseum. The building amenities will include: a games room, guest parking, guest suite, gym, party room, sauna, and swimming pool. Prices range from $349,500 to $3,200,000.
With the project nearing completion, here are the latest pictures from the construction site.
Let’s begin with some of the different views from the tower:
And now, let’s take a visual tour of the construction site thus far:
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Fran’s began in 1940. It was started by Francis Deck who was born in Buffalo, New York. Deck and his brother had had much success with their restaurant chain Deco Refreshments, so they started looking to expand in different cities.
Francis and his wife Ellen Jane started the first Fran’s in Toronto as a small and modest 10 stool diner at St. Clair and Yonge St. As time went on, Fran’s become a popular spot for Torontonians. It offered fresh food 24 hours a day, and become a meeting place for a large variety of people. Today, Fran’s is still known as “the restaurant that never closes.” There are now several Fran’s locations in Toronto, the newest of which is walking distance from the L Tower.
The new Fran’s at Yonge and Front is located in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city. It serves the same quality food in a retro atmosphere as all the other locations in the city, but the décor has a bit more of a modern twist.
Fran’s on Front offers the same great dinner style menu as its other locations. For breakfast lovers, there are items like Fran’s Energy Breakfast which features 3 large eggs, cheddar and ham, a baked croissant and home fries. Looking for a light lunch? Fran’s also serves things like the Grilled Chicken & Avocado Club. For something a little heavier, patrons could opt for the Baked Lasagna or the Atlantic Salmon. There is truly something for any taste. Fran’s also has a wide selection of wines, beers, and premium spirits.
They are open from 6am in the morning, until 2am the next day – from Monday to Sunday.
104-33 Yonge Street East, 647.352.3300, http://www.fransrestaurant.com
Spotted in this black and white image is a newly completed condo in the foreground and the L Tower under construction in the background with a glimpse of the Financial District in the distance, all while capturing a view of one of the oldest cathedrals in the city, the St. James Cathedral.
Prior to it being renamed to St. James in 1828, it was formerly know as The Church for being the only church in the historic York County in Upper Canada (back when it originally comprised all of what is now York Region, Peel Region, Halton Region, Toronto, parts of the current Durham Regional Municipality and the current city of Hamilton).
Most of the gothic style architecture is credited to the great fire of 1849 that burnt out the entire area including the church which led to an international competition that was won by Upper Canada’s Frederic Cumberland. Cumberland also contributed to other architectural projects for Toronto, such as its 7th post office on Toronto Street (former offices of Hollinger Inc., Conrad Black’s company), UniversityCollege, the York County Court House (now a restaurant on Adelaide Street) and parts of Osgoode Hall.
At the time of reconstruction, the Cathedral became one of the largest buildings in the city with the main body of the Cathedral opening for service in 1853. Over the next 20 years, its distinctive tower and spire were gradually completed, continuing to contribute to the Cathedral’s rapid architectural growth.
The park was added as an element in 1959 when the Church sold a part of the grounds to the City. In 1980, a 19th century garden was established and planned by the Garden Club of Toronto along with the City. Pathways in the park are lined with benches and crisscross through the centre diagonally. At the centre of the diagonal, a large ornamental gazebo is a reminder of a simpler past when weekly concerts were common. And that is how the the St. James Cathedral came to be.
Check out Toronto’s growing skyline with one of the city’s most exciting projects – the L Tower, as seen below, towering over the Financial District and eclipsing the lower half of the CN Tower’s East side.
Still in its construction phase, most of the window installations are underway or have been completed. The interiors are also starting to take shape with the base layer before the drywall having gone up. Work has also started on the boarding throughout all the suites and in the corridors and common areas.
As crews work on the last few floors of the 58-storey condo, here’s a view looking west toward the CN Tower through the yellow multiprops (which are horizontally connected to towers with MRK braces) that one lucky L Tower resident will possess in the future.
If you are interested in owning a unit at the L Tower, it’s not too late! Contact Team Axon today to learn more.
All photos courtesy of forum member SkyJacked from urbantoronto.com.
Development on the L Tower, the 58 storey monolith at the foot of Yonge and Front Streets, continues unabated as construction moves to the top floors. This modern, elegant condominium building, designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and Page + Steele, will soon house around 600 residents.
The height of the building is made ever more striking by the comparative height of the CN Tower, as can be seen in the picture above.
Completion of the L Tower is set to be sometime in late 2013, and this unique structure with its sleek design, will likely become a familiar landmark to Toronto residents. The L Tower’s exterior references an urban luxury, which will be reflected in the building’s amenities and suites. Residents can expect units with large, open spaces and 9-ft ceilings. Some of the more notable amenities of the L Tower include a catering kitchen, library, private cinema, a lounge, spa, and a 24-hour concierge.
On October 10th, the L Tower’s topping off ceremony wowed Torontonians with acrobatics and dancing in a spectacular performance alongside the 85 storey building. With an eye pleasing design featuring curvy cladding soaring up to Toronto’s skyline, L Tower offers exceptional views of the waterfront.
Looking from the top of the L Tower, the tallest building south of Front Street, viewers are offered unrestricted views, and are given the opportunity to see what is going on down below. Neighboring the L Tower is currently a hole, where the 36 storey Backstage on the Esplanade will go. Like L Tower, Backstage on the Esplanade is a Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty project.
If you’re interested in waking up to an unrestricted view of the waterfront, Axon Capital is here to help! Call us at (416) 929-1660 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On October 10th, 2012, the L Tower celebrated its topping off with its highly acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind was in attendance. The tower, by Castlepoint Realty Partners, Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes, is one of the tallest in the city. The project has been under construction for the past two years and the public has been eagerly awaiting its completion. It certainly isn’t difficult to recognize it, with its signature curve and blue and white cladding.
The celebration event featured speeches by the developers, the City of Toronto, and Daniel Libeskind himself. Most notably, he spoke about his involvement in the project – to a cheering crowd, he said, “I was recently asked which city, which project, I am most enjoying building and I said immediately, L-Tower, Toronto.”
Following the speeches, a group of aerial acrobat-dancers, Aeriosa, performed from high up, to a rendition of the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. The show was definitely one of the highlights of the night.
So far, cladding has reached the halfway mark. The building stands 57 storeys, making it one of the tallest in the city!
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Cladding has been making its way up the L Tower for a few months now. Over 10 floors have been sheathed in white spandrel and blue glass panels on three sides of the building so far.
The tower has also already reached a considerable height, but it still has some way to go before reaching its full 58 storeys. The most notable design feature of the L Tower is the gentle curve found on the upper portion of the northern façade. Prices range from $349,500 to $3,200,000.
The project is also connected to its neighbour, Backstage, by way of an underground tunnel. We wrote about the tunnel boring machine arriving on site a little while ago – click here to read more about it.
If you’ve seen the renderings for the L Tower, you may have noticed the shimmering effect given off by the glass in the images. Architect Daniel Libeskind has been able to produce this effect in reality – just take a look at these images. The building is being clad in white spandrel and blue glass panels, with blue mullions on three sides. In addition, darker glass is present on the north façade. It is this patterned mix of light and dark glass which will create the aforementioned lighting effect.
The L Tower will mark Toronto’s skyline with 57 storeys of sophistication and class. It will feature world class amenities including a game room, guest suites, a gym, a party room and swimming pool.
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