Toronto issues $1 billion in February building permits

XO Condos
Rendering of XO Condos

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Toronto issued $1,030,579,011 in new building permits in February, compared to the $771.7 million issued in January.

Here is an outline of the five largest projects by permit value.

$300 million – 40 Temperance St.

This address is associated with Brookfield Properties’ ScotiaBank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre, designed by KPMB Architects Adamson Associates. Developer Brookfield describes the project as the third and final tower in the Bay Adelaide Centre complex in downtown Toronto. The project is largely complete, though Urban Toronto reports that work was under-way in December on the Cloud Gardens reconstruction at the site.

Scotiabank Tower North
ScotiaBank North Tower

$95 million – 620 Dundas St. E.

This permit is something of a mystery. City of Toronto documentation says a $95 million “mixed use residential with non-residential” structure will be built on the site, but there doesn’t appear to be any other public information about the development on the site adjacent to (or part of) a city park.

$85 million – 1221 King St. W.

Lifetime Developments is building a 17 story structure as part of a two-building condo development at 1182 and 1221 King St. W. at Dufferin St. The designers of XO Condos are Core Architects with Turner Fleicher Architects.

$40 million – 40 Bay  St.

This permit relates to ongoing renovations at ScotiaBank Arena.

$32 million – 1050 Ellesmere Rd.

Magil Construction Ltd, – London is building a new fleet repair and maintenance garage at this site for the City of Toronto. Published reports describe the structure as a 76,064-sq. ft., two-story above grade warehouse/distribution facility.

See the complete list of February building permit applications and building permits issued.


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