Construction at XO Condos is Now Above Grade, Forming Third Floor | UrbanToronto

2021-12-23 10:04:22 By : Ms. Cherry Zhang

The third floor of Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties' first phase at XO Condos is now being formed on the southwest corner of King and Dufferin streets in Toronto's West End. Work on the Core Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects-designed condo is heading towards a final height of 14 storeys. 

Our last construction update in November shared that the project had just passed grade lvel, and formwork along the building's King Street frontage had reached the second storey slab. Now, we can see that that formwork has reached the third level along King Street, with the forms supported from below by temporary shoring poles as the concrete cures.  

We can see that XO's podium levels are slowly beginning to wrap around the 1906-built Bank of British North America at 1211 King Street West, which is currently being used as the project's presentation centre. Once the condo is fully sold, the heritage building will be repurposed to house retail space.

Looking southwest to the site, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

Changing our vantage point to the Dufferin-facing side of the project, we can see that about half of the multiple concrete columns have been built into. Our last update showed that most of them were still free-standing, and a large concrete wall amidst them — directly in front of the blue concrete pump in the photo below — had just had its forms removed after being set. Now, the first and second levels have been formed around the concrete wall, and are supported by shoring poles. 

Looking west across Dufferin Street to the site, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

Looking at the same area of the site from further south, we can see that the other concrete walls that were in the process of being formed at the time of our last update have now cured, and the new floor slabs are being built among them. 

The concrete pump, prominent to the right of the crane, has its arm extended when in use to allow the pouring of concrete across the site. As the building rises, the pump, like the crane, will be raised so that it can be used on upper floors as well.

Looking northwest across Dufferin Street to the site, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

After it is completed next year, the first phase building is set to bring 307 suites to the King and Dufferin area in a range of layouts from 450 ft² to 1,250 ft² in area.

XO Condos in Toronto by Core Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects for Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties

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