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 townhouses 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 continues this month with a focus on finishing the interior spaces. 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 moving closer to completion.

The installation of a second set of interior window glazing is almost complete on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. This will ensure museum-standard climate control on the floors of the gallery where artwork will be displayed.

The concrete structure for the exterior museum-standard freight elevator is now almost complete on the northwest corner of the building. The concrete roof of the exterior elevator is expected to be completed this month, as weather permits. This climate controlled exterior freight elevator will serve the first 3 floors of Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.

Also in progress are two new glass additions along the west side of the building, connecting to MOCA’s ground floor café and west building entrance. Steel is arriving in the coming weeks, which will be used to form the frame of these new glass additions. We look forward to providing more information on this exciting element of the exterior work in our next construction update.