Lower Junction Construction Update


West Towns – 20 Perth Avenue

Exterior work on the West Towns continues to progress well. Masonry installation will soon be complete on the east face of the southernmost block of townhouses and will continue northward over the coming weeks. Exterior cladding for the upper levels of the townhouses continues to be installed and is clearly visible from Perth Avenue.

Construction of the garages is progressing steadily; with framing complete on the two northern and the southernmost blocks of the townhouses. Garage work will begin soon on the balance of the townhouse blocks. The roofs of the northern garages are now being waterproofed. Future residents will access these private garages via a paved private laneway that connects to Perth Avenue.

Over the next two to three weeks preparation work for the barrier wall on the western edge of the property will be underway. The barrier wall will be completed by months end September. The wall will separate the West Towns from the West Toronto Railpath and act as a barrier to the rail corridor.

Work on the interiors of the townhouses is also making steady progress; interior walls and staircases are near completion. Drywall and finishing work on the interiors will continue through the balance of the summer.  

NOTE: Municipal servicing work is expected later this summer. Once we have a firm schedule for the servicing work, we will circulate a printed notice and post the information on the project website.


Auto Building – 158 Sterling Road

Finishing work on the east elevation of the Auto Building (fronting Sterling Road) is continuing with concrete and landscaping work all underway. Work will continue through August assuring the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA)’s opening on September 22nd.

Exterior cladding and insulation installation continues this month on the external freight elevator, located on the north side of the Auto Building. This elevator is a museum-standard freight elevator that serves the first three floors of the Museum.

Interior finishing is substantially complete inside the two glass additions on the west side of the building. These will provide access to both the lobby area on the ground floor, and MOCA’s ground floor café.

Finishing work is ongoing on the main floor. The south elevators servicing MOCA and the office levels above the gallery have all been installed.

Work to complete the paving of the northern section of the paved access lane surrounding the heritage building will be underway later this month. This private paved access lane will run from Sterling Road around the western side of the Auto Building and will provide loading, delivery and drop off access to MOCA and the commercial offices.