Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

Work is progressing steadily at the West Towns site. Crews have been pouring the concrete footings for the town home foundations. Once the footings are complete the next phase of foundation work will begin. In August, we expect that municipal servicing will begin to be connected to the site. More information will be provided once details and schedules are confirmed. As work progresses, care is being taken to ensure there are no significant traffic impacts.  

 


Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

The Auto Building’s restoration work continues to progress. This month has seen the completion of the main elevator slab on the basement level, as the installation of lighting systems and ductwork continues. Studs for the interior drywall that will form studios and offices to the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto are being installed on the 4th and 5th floors. Studs are also installed on the perimeter walls on the 4th, 5th and 7th floors. Steel beams for the 10th floor roof and north lights have been installed.   Sealing has been completed for the columns and the concrete floors have been sealed and polished on the 4th, 5th and 7th floors. Sealing and polishing work is set to begin on the 3rd and 6th floors. On the north exterior of the Auto Building, excavation and preparation work is underway to install a storm water management tank and sanitary sewer connections. This work will continue through the balance of the summer.

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. is pleased to provide regular updates on construction activity and Lower Junction project developments, we encourage you to check back regularly at: www.lowerjct.com/updates.

Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

The next phase of work at the West Towns site is set to begin on July 4th.

Forming and concrete pouring is anticipated to get underway in July. This work will begin at the north end of the site and steadily move south. Care is being taken to ensure there are no significant traffic impacts.

 

 

Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Significant progress has been made on the Auto Building’s restoration work since mid-June. The installation of lighting systems and ductwork is underway. Studs for the interior drywall are being installed. Work on the 10th-floor roof is progressing.

The iconic columns are being sealed and the concrete floors polished. The new basement flooring is being poured and finishing work will continue on the lower level through the next two weeks. Preparations are underway to begin the work that will connect the building to sewer and water systems. We look forward to providing a mid-month update on the ongoing progress at the Auto Building.

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. is pleased to provide regular updates on construction activity and Lower Junction project developments, we encourage you to check back regularly at: www.lowerjct.com/updates.

Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

Work continues to progress at the West Towns site this month. Excavation and soil removal work are now complete across the site. The site has been prepared for work the next phase of work to begin. This will include concrete forming and pouring. Upcoming work on the site will also include the introduction of water and electrical services to the site.

Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Restoration work continues at the historic Auto Building, with electrical, sprinkler and plumbing systems reaching all floors of the building. Almost all the new windows have been installed with the remainder to be fitted into place by early July. 

Work continues in the basement level as electrical, heating and cooling systems (HVAC) and plumbing system components are being put in place. The installation HVAC equipment continues throughout out the building and this work will continue over into July. 

 

 

Notes: 

Construction hours are in accordance with the City of Toronto Construction Noise by-law [Toronto Municipal Code Noise § 591-2.1] with work occurring Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm, and if required between 9 am and 7 pm on Saturdays. 

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. has provided an alternative to street parking for residents on Perth Avenue. A portion of the land at the corner of Perth Avenue and Sterling Road has been made available for those with parking passes. 

We encourage you to check back regularly for construction information and news:

www.lowerjct.com/updates

Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

As our neighbours are aware, there has been significant activity at the West Towns site. We are happy to announce that the shoring process is complete. Installation of lagging—wooden beams placed between the steel piles around the perimeter of the site—is mostly complete and excavation work is also substantially complete.

Soil removal is underway, though due to weather conditions, such as the recent heavy rainfall, there may be some delay. Trucks that are taking the soil away are staged south of the site off Sterling Road in order to minimize traffic impacts on Perth Avenue.

Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Restoration work is progressing at the historic Auto Building, with electrical, sprinkler and plumbing systems continuing to be installed throughout the building. Almost all the new windows have been installed with the remainder to be fitted into place over the next few weeks.

Work continues in the basement level to install the key components of the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. Heating and cooling equipment is being installed and this work will continue over the coming weeks.

Notes:

Construction hours are in accordance with the City of Toronto Construction Noise by-law [Toronto Municipal Code Noise § 591-2.1] with work occurring Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm, and if required between 9 am and 7 pm on Saturdays.

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. has provided an alternative to street parking for residents on Perth Avenue. A portion of the land at the corner of Perth Avenue and Sterling Road has been made available for those with parking passes.

Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

Drilling is scheduled to be completed by Friday, May 5th, weather permitting. The drill rig is scheduled to be removed from the site no later than Monday, May 8th; though weather conditions may cause this scheduled to be revised.

The week of May 8th will see site clean up and initial excavation work commence.

Excavation includes soil removal and the digging of trenches between the steel poles that have been placed on the east and west perimeter of the site. The trenches are filled with lagging - wooden beams - that complete the shoring.

 

Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Restoration work continues on the historic Auto Building with electrical and plumbing systems being installed throughout the building. Almost all the new windows have been installed with the remainder to be fitted into place in the next few weeks.

Work continues in the basement to install the key components of the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. Heating and cooling equipment has begun to arrive onsite and will be installed in the coming weeks.

Notes:

Construction hours on the site will be in accordance with the City of Toronto Construction Noise by-law [Toronto Municipal Code Noise § 591-2.1] with work occurring Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm, and if required between 9 am and 7 pm on Saturdays

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. has provided an alternative to street parking for residents on Perth Avenue. A portion of the land at the corner of Perth Avenue and Sterling Road has been made available for those with parking passes.

 

Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

The next phase of work on the West Towns site is underway. Shoring the perimeter of the site has started, which will be followed by excavation work shortly after.

To begin the shoring process, holes will be drilled then steel I-beams will be placed in position. A drill rig arrived on site on April 20th. Drilling is expected to continue through the coming week. Vibration levels will be monitored and kept within permitted limits. 

Construction hours on the site will be in accordance with the City of Toronto Construction Noise by-law [Toronto Municipal Code Noise § 591-2.1] with work occurring Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm. If required, additional work is permitted to take place between 9 am and 7 pm on Saturdays. 

A reminder on parking: 

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. (CGSI) has provided an alternative to street parking for residents on Perth Avenue. A portion of the land at the corner of Perth Avenue and Sterling Road has been made available for those with parking passes. 

  • If you live on Perth Avenue and wish to have a parking pass please contact Philip Share or Brett Rycombel, Co-Chairs of the South Perth And Sterling Road Residents Association. Philip Share may be contacted at 416-706-2469.

Lower Junction April Construction Update

West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

Work has just begun on the site of the West TWNS, proposed 32 townhomes along Perth Avenue, the first of several new construction projects to get underway in the Lower Junction. 

Soil removal, grading and leveling began on March 27. Clean fill will be placed on the ground to provide a working surface for the next stage work: shoring around the site, and drilling for caissons and pilings. A barrier wall will then be constructed on the west side of the property along the railway corridor.

 

The access point to the West Toronto Railpath off of Perth Avenue was closed for safety reasons during pre-construction.  Arrangements to open a new access point at the south side of 158 Sterling Road heritage building are currently being prepared and will be available in the coming weeks.

Construction hours on the site will be in accordance with the City of Toronto Construction Noise by-law [Toronto Municipal Code Noise § 591-2.1] with work occurring Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm, and if required between 9 am and 7 pm on Saturdays. 

A note on parking: 

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. (CGSI) is working with the local neighbourhood to provide alternatives to street parking for residents on Perth Avenue and parishioners of the Church of the Firstborn.  A portion of the lands at the corner of Perth Avenue and Sterling Road will be made available for those with parking passes. 

Philip Share and Brett Rycombel Co-Chairs of the South Perth And Sterling Road Residents Association will be sharing information about the parking directly with residents on Perth Avenue and coordinating the issuance of parking passes.

Philip Share may be contacted at 416-706-2469.

The Auto Building, 158 Sterling Road 

Significant progress has been made on the interior and exterior improvements of the Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road. Work has begun on installing the new steel roof on the

10th floor of the building. The north section of the roof will be fitted with ‘North Lights’ which are angled skylights, facing north, that will provide natural light to the restored 10th floor. 

 

Highlights of the current restoration work:

  • Almost all the new windows have been installed throughout the building. 
  • The installation of sprinkler piping is ongoing with most floors completed. Work in sprinkler piping on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors is getting underway. The 10th floor will be done once the new roof is completed.
  • In the basement crews are cutting the concrete slab floor to make space for the components of the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. Once these are installed fresh concrete will be poured to match the existing floor height.
  • The installation of electrical conduit completed to the 10th floor.
  • Work on the HVAC and plumbing systems is underway and ongoing. 

 

As you may be aware, the exterior of the Auto Building has several heritage features that are designated to have historical significance. Preserving the Auto Building’s heritage features has been a critical component of the restoration work right down to the bricks. Some of the heritage bricks that had to be removed during restoration work have been sealed and stored and will be reused. The original fire doors have also been temporarily removed and will be restored to their original industrial character. 

The Auto Building. will continue to be the tallest and most prominent building in the Lower Junction. 

Lower Junction Mid-March Construction Update

The Auto Building, 158 Sterling Road

Work continues on the lead project in the Lower Junction, the Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road. With the new windows installed and a temporary heating system, work continues on the interior despite the impact of late winter cold and snow. 

 

Highlights of the current restoration work:

  • Column steel has started to be installed and plates for supporting I-beams
  • The remaining windows on the 10th floor have been installed 
  • The last window has been installed on the 9th floor
  • Electrical rough-ins have been completed
  • The pipes for the sprinkler system have been installed up to and including the 8th floor
  • The basement plumbing layouts are completed

The Auto Building has many unique architectural and design features. One of the these features is that the columns on each floor vary in thickness. The most slender columns are on the top floors and as the floors descend the columns increase in breadth in order to provide additional structural support. 

West Towns on Perth Avenue

The recent return of winter has delayed planned work on Perth Avenue, the site of the West Towns. However, construction is still scheduled to commence this month, March 2017. The first step will be the mobilization of machinery and work crews to prepare the site for shoring operations, including shoring the future crash wall and shoring systems along Perth Avenue. It is anticipated that these activities will be ongoing into through the month of April. Site planning and coordination is ongoing on subsequent stages of construction. We will provide an update at the end of March.

 

Lower Junction Construction Update February 2017

Auto Building - 158 Sterling Road

The restoration of the Auto Building continues to progress through the winter. The installation of new windows has reached the tenth floor. A new transformer has been installed on the north side of the building.  

Interior work is focused on the continuing installation of electrical infrastructure throughout the building. HVAC ducting will commence installation this coming week along with the installation of the fire suppression systems.  The existing concrete slab that forms the floor of the main elevator shaft is being cut and lowered to accommodate the new elevators. 

As we have noted in the previous posts, historic elements in the building are being persevered, restored and reintegrated into the building, such as historic brick, doors and architectural features. New elements such as the windows have been designed to be consistent with the historic industrial style of the building. 

Lower Junction Community Updates


Just to the south of the Auto Building, it has been announced that the Drake Hotel will be opening a new bakery, bar and event space at 128 Sterling Road.  This will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood that will also feature the new Indie Alehouse in the innovative Draft building, just to the south of the Auto Buildingand of course the new home of the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada (MOCA) which will occupy the first five floors of the Auto Building. 

Lower Junction Construction Update January 2017

Auto Building - 158 Sterling Road

Restoration and renovation work has been underway since last spring. Significant progress has been made over the winter. New windows have been installed from the third floor through the ninth floor. Steel frame windows are being installed in the second floor. 

A ground floor concrete slab at the west side has been cut for equipment access to the basement. Electrical, stair pull stations have started to be installed. 

Historic elements in the building are be persevered, restored and reintegrated into the building. 

With the most of the building becoming sealed, more interior work can get underway. We look forward to providing more frequent updates as work progresses through the winter. 

Looking ahead. 


Block 1 Perth Avenue - West Towns

Site preparations are planned to begin in after the excavation and foundation permits are issued in March. Permits for above grade work are expected in June 2017. Work will then proceed through the summer. 

Block 3A - Draft Building

The future home of Indie Alehouse, the innovative Draft building will frame the southern edge of the Auto Building and the new park. Site preparations are planned to begin in after the excavation and foundation permits are issued in the first quarter of 2018. By the spring of 2018 aboveground work should begin. 

Block 3B - Museum Flats

The new 10-storey condominium will feature a strikingly articulated facade that will house a collection of commercial spaces on the ground floor and over 150 residences, just to the north of the Auto Building. Site preparations are planned to begin in after the excavation and foundation permits are issued in the first quarter of 2018. By the summer of 2018 aboveground work should begin. 

Lower Junction makes headlines in 2017

CNN included the retrofit of the Auto Building and the future occupancy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada in their list of 'The most anticipated, and beautifully designed, museums opening in 2017'.

Jonathan Bell states, "Nothing kick-starts a city like a new museum." 

BlogTO included Museum Flats and the Lower Junction on their list of The top 10 new Toronto condo developments in 2016. With a focus on architecture that is challenging the 'glass box' trend, it is no surprise the perforated facade of the building designed by architectsAlliance secured it the number one position on the list. 

There are only a couple of units available in the Museum Flats. To book an appointment with our sales team please contact sales@lowerjct.com. 

December 2016 Lower Junction Construction Update

Renovation and restoration work continues to progress at the Auto Building, 158 Sterling Road. The hoist or external construction elevator is assembled and fully operational on the north face of the building. Onsite there are two tractor loads of windows that will begin being installed the week of December 19th on the third, fourth, fifth floors and possibly on the 9th floors. On the other floors plastic sheeting is being installed over the window frames to provide weather protection prior to window glass being installed. 

 

Window frames have been fully prepared for glass installation throughout the Auto Building. New electrical conduit is fully installed on all floors, along with for electrical distributor housings. Toronto Hydro has inspected and approved the work and the building's electrical transformer is scheduled to arrive on December 19th. 

 

The week the 19th will also see a second hoist (external elevator) will be installed to provide service from the tenth floor to the top of the mechanical penthouse. A temporary crane will be brought onto the site to put this hoist assembly in place. 

One feature of the restoration work at the Auto Building is the preservation of original materials such as bricks from 1920 construction that have been set aside to be integrated into the building when the renovations are close to completion. 

Over the holidays work will continue, including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. The goal is to complete the first round of window installation as quickly as possible. Crews will also be working to get electrical power running into the building; and the second hoist should be in operation before Christmas. 

Please check back for updates as work continues. 

Lower Junction Construction Updates October 2016

Work continues to progress steadily inside the Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road. The focus continues to be split between restoration and the introduction of new and necessary services, such as electrical wiring. 

 

The heritage focussed work seeks to repair and preserve key elements, such as the original (circa 1920) wooden doors that were set at the opening of each floor to the main north and south stairwells. These doors are being set aside and will be lightly restored and then put in place as decorative features once restoration work is complete. 

The window surrounds are being worked on to prepare them for waterproofing and the installation of new windows. Electrical conduit and wiring is continuing to be installed on each floor. 

Work is expected to proceed more rapidly next month and we will check back in on progress next month. 

Lower Junction Construction Update September 2016

Restoration and preparation work continued at a steady pace throughout August in the Auto Building and one the surrounding site at 158 Sterling Road. One of the more noticeable activities we reported on in July was the crushing of surplus and “waste” concrete into pebbles to be reused as clean fill on-site. This work has now been completed and the clean fill is now safely stored on the site, ready to be used when needed. Inside the building, there was some legacy asbestos and lead pipe that needed to be removed. This has been done and the work as been fully inspected and approved.


Work on the interior of the Auto Building also progressed through the balance of the summer. All the floors have been ground and readied for eventual polishing. The ceilings and columns have been sandblasted. The floor on the 10th floor has been roughened from the removal the existing damaged surface; it will be ground (and eventually polished) once a new roof structure is in place.  The sandblasted columns on the first floor have been wrapped to protect them.


The next phases of work will see the floors polished, the columns sealed (with a clear sealant) and the ceilings will be painted [picture of test “white” colour]. The walls have not been sandblasted as these will be insulated and then have drywall installed. 


Conduits for electrical wiring have been installed up to the 9th floor of the building. These steel conduits will be fitted with electrical wiring in the next phase of work.


Openings for the new passenger elevators on the west side of the building have been completed through to the 9th floor. As well, the elevator shaft on the southeast corner of the building is being prepared for a new passenger elevator.


Preserving key elements of the Auto Building’s heritage is of critical importance as the restoration proceeds. The original fire doors have been stored and will be put back in place and secured as heritage features but they will not be used. Similarly, on the north wall openings have been made for hoist (construction elevator) access. Original bricks have been removed and stored but will be reused when these north-face openings are filled in with brick and windows once interior restoration work is completed.


Outside on the north side of the Auto Building a new concrete hydro vault has been installed along with plastic ducts for the new hydro connection. On the northeast corner of the building, a concrete pad is being poured as the base for the hoist (construction elevator) that will be installed later in September or in early October.


We look forward to providing an update on work at the Auto Building at the end of the month. 

Lower Junction Construction Update July 2016

This month, restoration and renovation work continues at the Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road. 

Interior columns are being sandblasted and concrete floors are being ground and then polished. The interior side of the walls are not being sandblasted as these will be insulated and covered with drywall. 

The existing elevator shaft is being altered to comply with passenger regulations to serve the Auto Building, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, which will occupy 5 of the 10 floors. The construction team is also cutting new doorways for the elevators and filling in the former openings that were used when the original freight elevator was in use. A new external freight elevator will be built on the northwest corner of the building.

The 10th floor, currently uncovered, will have a new roof installed. The southern portion of the roof will be solid and support the mechanical penthouse above it. The northern portion of the northeast roof will have "north-lights" or slanted skylights that will provide diffused natural light. These skylights are in keeping with the original roof design of the building. 

Just west of the Auto Building at 158 Sterling, a concrete crusher and conveyor belt are in operation. This crusher is being used to turn surplus concrete, some of which was taken from stockpiles within the building. The conveyor belt moves the crushed concrete into the piles that are visible on the west side of the site. There is also a water tower adjacent to the conveyor belt that is used as needed to mitigate dust blowing off the site. The concrete pebbles will be reused in the Lower Junction development as the project proceeds (e.g. road bedding and clean shoring fill).

Work will continue through July as the construction team prepares for the next phases of work, including the installation of electrical systems and plumbing. Please check back with us when we provide another update at the end of the month.

Lower Junction Construction Update June 2016

Work has begun in the approximately 8-acre Lower Junction neighbourhood.

Since the beginning of Spring, rehabilitation and restoration work has been underway at the Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road, which at 57 meters will continue to be the tallest and most prominent building within the neighbourhood. This work is part of the first phase of fives phases to be developed in the Lower Junction community.

The Auto Building, circa 1919, was originally used to manufacture aluminum projects and until the early 2000s auto parts. As an industrial heritage structure, it is now being restored and renovated to host new cultural and creative users. The Auto BLDG. will be the new home of the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada (MOCA), who were formally in the West Queen West neighbourhood. MOCA will be occupying 5 floors of the 10-storey building and are targeted to open their museum in spring 2017.

Key construction activities this month at the Auto Building will include:

  • Interior remediation and demolition including the modification of existing elevator shafts
  • Removal of graffiti from the interior of the building.
  • Remediation and removal of existing windows. 
  • Interior sandblasting.
  • Test polishing and sealing of concrete floors
  • Roof remediation and replacement.
photo by Edward Nixon, EN Consulting Group

photo by Edward Nixon, EN Consulting Group

In addition, the following construction activities will also take place on the site:

  • Crushing and stockpiling of concrete near the Auto Building
  • Hydrological and geotechnical investigation throughout all development blocks.

Adjacent to the Auto Building  there will be some audible construction noise during permitted hours: Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

photo by Edward Nixon, EN Consulting Group

photo by Edward Nixon, EN Consulting Group

 

Museum Flats, located adjacent to north of the Auto Building, will be a 10-storey mixed use building (day care facility and commercial areas on the ground floor and residential above) designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, featuring an iconic perforated metal architectural skin. Marketing of Museum Flats  has commenced and is generating a strong sales response. Construction of the Museum Flats is not expected to commence in 2016.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 

Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. (a partnership between Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Realty Partners) was pleased to provide the host site for The Stop’s Night Market fundraiser this month on Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th, from 7 pm to 11 pm each night:

The Stop’s Night Market is an annual fundraising event bringing together Toronto’s top culinary, design, performance, and graphic arts professionals. Inspired by night markets from around the world, The Stop’s Night Market transformed a unique outdoor space over the evenings of June 14th and 15th with more than 70 chefs, 20 local beverage vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers

COMING UP IN THE LOWER JUNCTION

The re-opening of the bike path connection from Sterling Road to the West Toronto Railpath is expected to open in June 2016. The new interim connection is located south of the Auto Building.

In late June, the Pavilion Project, which is a project that aims to celebrate innovative and emerging design and architecture, will be hosting a community meeting, in partnership with Councillor Bailao’s office. The meeting will be held in the evening at the Lower Junction Sales Gallery, located at 213 Sterling Road. The Pavilion Project team will circulate the agenda and meeting details shortly. The Pavilion Project will be hosted within the Lower Junction neighbourhood in Spring/Summer 2017.

For more information or any construction related enquires please contact us here: 

 

 

November Highlights

  • Restoration work including some internal demolition is scheduled to begin in the second half of November at the Auto Building, 158 Sterling Road.
  • Within the next three months, site preparation is expected to begin at the West Towns site on Perth Avenue.

Check back with us regularly for construction updates. 

Launch of Toronto’s Newest Neighbourhood Project: Lower JCT. (Lower Junction)

We are excited to introduce Numa Development Corporation and Greybrook Realty Partner's latest project in the Junction Triangle. Lower JCT. is a new 8-acre neighbourhood project located in the south end of the Junction Triangle at Perth Avenue and Sterling Road. This new mixed-use community will provide space for up to 2,500 jobs, be home for 1,000 new residents, and support a number of community improvements, including a new park and open spaces, a new daycare facility and affordable housing.

“Lower JCT. will bring new residents, new businesses, new culture, new jobs, and new services to our community. The Museum for Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) recently announced its new permanent home in the Auto Building; and we confirmed a daycare facility, affordable housing, and a park for our community.” – City of Toronto Councillor Ana Bailão

 

NEW COMMUNITY AMENITIES

 The approved Lower JCT., a new and vibrant mixed-use district, will provide a number of community amenities, including:

  • A new 36-children day care facility
  • Over an acre of land for a new public park and open spaces
  • Restored and revitalized heritage building
  • New affordable housing
  • Flexible range of building areas to support a diversity of employment tenants, which is vital to economic sustainability and revitalization
  • Improved access to the West Toronto Rail Path off Perth Avenue
  • Realigned Perth Avenue
  • Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art relocating to the Auto BLDG.

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) will be establishing a new permanent home in Lower JCT. MOCCA will be moving its operations to 158 Sterling Road where it will occupy the first three floors of the iconic Auto BLDG., which remain the tallest and most prominent building in the area. Numa Development Corporation with its partner Greybrook has committed to invest tens of millions of dollars into restoring and preserving this unique building and is targeting completion by the end of 2016.

REVITALIZATION WELL UNDERWAY

Plans and designs for Lower JCT. are well underway. Numa Development Corporation and Greybrook Realty Partners have assembled an international team of four architects including Chris Peck of Los Angeles, Toronto’s Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, Prishram Jain of Tact Architecture, and Drew Sinclair of SvN for the first development phases of Lower JCT.

One of the next steps will be the start of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Auto BLDG., a heritage-designated industrial building and the new home for MOCCA and other tenants in the arts and digital media sector.

Several other new buildings are in the works, including the West TWNS. along Perth Avenue and two mid-rise buildings, one of which will be anchored by a local microbrewery/restaurant.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COMPLETE 

Numa Development Corporation is leading the site redevelopment. Clean up of contamination related to the site's industrial past was undertaken by RioTinto Alcan in cooperation with Numa Development Corporation.  The comprehensive and state of the art soil remediation program, which began a few years ago, is now complete, enabling the approved Lower JCT. project to proceed.

NEW PUBLIC TRANSIT INVESTMENT 

The Lower JCT. currently benefits from significant transit investment and infrastructure. The new district is within walking distance of two subway stations, two streetcar lines, a GO station, the West Toronto Rail Path, and now the new Union-Pearson Express rail connection to the airport, which recently opened in June 2015.