Toronto issues $1.913 billion in May building permits



Ontario Construction News staff writer

Toronto issued $1,912,740,749 of building permits in May

Here are the top five permits, listed in order of recorded value.

$500,000,000 – 5775 Yonge St.

There aren’t many details about what work is planned for the interior renovations of this office building, primarily occupied by provincial government departments.

$305,000,000 – 539 King St. W.

EllisDon is the general contractor for this structure with the name KING Toronto Condos, part of a multi-building development at 485 through 539 King St. W.  Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed redevelopment for Westbank Corp and Allied Properties REIT, integrating a residential community with heritage commercial properties on the site, and providing new north-south pedestrian connectivity, the developers say.

$260,000,000 – 234 Simcoe St.

Urban Toronto describes the three-building Artists’ Alley as a “three-building mixed-use project designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Lanterra Developments. The buildings are  between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets south of Dundas, steps from St. Patrick subway station, the website says.

$100,000,000 – 425 Cherry St.

This permit is for part of a proposed 13, 12 and 5 storey mixed-use condo and rental building development on the West Don Lands.  Stantec and PDP Quadrangle have designed the structures for Dream REIT and Kilmer Group.

$90,000,000 – 6 Hoskin Ave.

The permit is for a new student residence building at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College. Mecanoo Architecten designed the four storey structure.

See the complete lists of building permit applications received and building permits issued.


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