Lower Junction Construction Update

West Towns - 20 Perth Avenue

Construction on the West Towns paused over the holidays but is again moving steadily forward, as weather conditions have permitted. Framing work for the town houses has reached the third floor across almost two thirds of the site. Second storey framing is in progress on the southern part of the site. Framing work will continue at the south end of the site through the balance of this month.

Municipal servicing work is expected to commence in the latter part of the winter. As soon as the schedule for this municipal servicing work is finalized, both a printed and digital notice will be circulated to the community prior to work commencing.


Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Work on the Auto Building’s adaptive reuse continued through the holidays. Gravel has been graded for what will be a new service lane encircling the Auto Building and connecting to Sterling Road. Also in progress, concrete has been poured on the west face of the building, where two new glass additions will be located, connecting to MOCA’s ground floor café and west entrance to the building. Steel is arriving soon that will be installed to form the frame of these new glass additions.

Drywall and interior glass installation is moving ahead on the lower five floors that will house Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. The studio and office spaces on the fourth and fifth floors are nearly complete.

A second set of interior window glazing is being installed on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, to ensure museum-standard climate control.

The concrete structure for the exterior museum-standard freight elevator is now three-quarters complete on the northwest corner of the building. Concrete pouring for the exterior elevator will continue through this month, as weather permits. This climate controlled exterior freight elevator will serve the first 3 floors of Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.