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October Update From E Condos: Watch Our Raft Pouring

We have so many exciting updates coming out of our bustling E Condos site at Yonge and Eglinton! Now that the crane is in and the foundation is laid, we’re all ready for the next stage – the raft pour.

In the below video, you can see our bustling site after night falls, where we’re pouring concrete to create the raft slab. Make sure you hit HD so you don’t miss a thing!

 

 

A raft slab, or raft foundation, is a style of foundation that uses steel bars to reinforce cement for a super-strong and durable base. This is one in several steps we have to take to ensure that E Condos will be safe, strong, and standing for years to come. It won’t be long until we start to develop above ground, but for now we’re not cutting any corners in ensuring our foundation is as strong as we can make it.

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October Construction Update: E Condos

Welcome to the October construction update for our Yonge and Eglinton project, E Condos! We’re so excited for this development to begin taking shape, and now that our crane is in, progress is coming faster than ever! You might remember about a month ago, we shared this mini construction update where we explained how to install a crane:

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In the six weeks since then, we’ve been full steam ahead. Check it out!

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Here’s another shot of our crane arm going up. We use a removable hydraulic crane to assemble our permanent one, which will be much stronger & suited for the big jobs we’ve got coming up.

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In this photo, you can see the tieback drilling in progress. Tiebacks are rebar rods that are installed to add strength to the building’s foundations.

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Above, you can see the elevator shafts being dug as well as raft slab excavation. Raft slabs are another key part of a buildings foundation, strengthened with concrete beams on either side. This is a huge undertaking, but extremely important!

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Here, a few weeks later, you can see the raft slab has come along nicely! It has been completely laid, and reinforcing rebar is being placed on top for more strength.

Want to stay up to date on all things E Condos? Follow along on Twitter, and check out the renderings right here! 

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Construction Update: E Condos

It’s been a month since we last updated you on E Condos, our project going up at Yonge and Eglinton – to see our last construction update, head this way.

Things are coming along in the E8 Tower! Tiebacks have been completed and excavation of E8 is down to the dewatering elevation, meaning the dewatering process will start this week! That means we’ve hit groundwater, which we’ll have to drain before construction can continue at E8.

 

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In our last update, we mentioned that the E8 shoring was getting started. That’s since been completed, and the shoring at E15 is about 75% completed as of this week. That means tieback drilling – the process of reinforcing our build with steel rods – will commence when we’re done!

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We can’t wait until this building gets above ground, but the foundational progress is some of the most important and we’re thrilled with the progress our amazing construction crew is making so far. Want to know more about living at Yonge & Eg? Check out all our Yonge & Eg stories, and E Condos construction updates, here.

Interested in learning more about E Condos? Follow us on Twitter for updates, or call us at 647-343-3377. 

June Construction Update: E Condos

Progress at the E Condos site is coming along faster than ever – it’s already time for another construction update! If you missed the previous one,  click here to catch up. We’ve made some major progress in the month of June and, while we’re still in early stages, the site is in great shape and moving on time.

The structural caissons in the E8 (South Tower) raft slab were completed. The shoring work at this slab is currently in progress. Excavation of the third underground floor at the South Tower is also resuming this week.

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The previous temporary hydro lines were also replaced with a permanent connection to better service the site. This connection will one day bring power to E Condos residents!

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In our last report, demolition at 31 Roehampton was still in progress. Now, that demolition is complete and shoring work is beginning! This is the future site of E15, the North Tower.

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Interested in learning more about E Condos? Follow us on Twitter for updates, or call us at 647-343-3377. 

Living Well @ Y&E: Surfset TO

Staying healthy and active in Toronto has never been easier – and we don’t think the privilege is limited to those in the downtown core. Yonge & Eglinton is developing fast, and with the growing population comes a huge selection of gyms, clean eats, and events to keep them all healthy. This is the second in a series guiding you to Yonge & Eg’s best healthy lifestyle destinations.

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Summerlicious 2015: Where To Eat In North Toronto

The city’s biggest warm-weather celebration of food is back, and it’s never been bigger. This year, Summerlicious has added lots of destinations around the city, including an expanded lineup way north of Bloor. We’re thrilled to see Toronto’s growing food scene expanding into Yonge and Eg and Yonge & Sheppard – and since we’ve been in the neighbourhood for a while, we thought we’d intro you to our favourite spots.

Yonge & Eg

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The new home of E Condos might be expanding their healthy offerings, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on treat-yourself dinner spots.

EDO

This Japanese restaurant has four GTA locations for a reason! If you like interesting executions of clean flavours – and a killer sake and wine list – then look no further. Get a taste of their sushi in your opening course, then opt for Canadian Kobe beef or a Japanese take on salmon cooked en Papillote (in parchment).  See the whole menu here.

Tabülè

This Middle Eastern spot makes sometimes overpowering flavours approachable with Canadian ingredients and attention to freshness and detail. Open for both lunch and dinner during Summerlicious, this spot is particuarly good for vegetarians and vegans (or those who choose to dine with them) as there is no shortage of veggie options. We’ll be lining up for the hallum salad, Tawuk (local chicken) kabobs, and, of course, baklava for dessert. See the whole menu here. 

North 44

Marc McEwan’s popular spot joins Summerlicious once again this year, and if you haven’t stopped by, consider this an excellent opportunity for an introduction. Contemporary food with French and international inspiration has made this spot a landmark, and their Summerlicious menu doesn’t disappoint – see it here.

Yonge & Shepperd

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Yonge & Shepperd is another area where great food (and great living!) has come to stay.

Auberge du Pommier

French food isn’t as trendy as some of Summerlicious’ other cuisines, but it’s a staple for a reason. Get your fix of classic sauces, proteins and fresh summer veggies at this high-rated, and usually quite expensive, destination. Open for lunch and dinner – see the menu here.

Paese Restaurante

It’s hard to pass up an opportunity for a really great Italian meal – especially one as well-crafted as you’ll get at Paese. Their dishes use traditional Italian ingredients and techniques executed differently, so everything you eat is equal parts familiar and surprising, like the pan-seared red snapper with oven-dried mango salsa available for Summerlicious. See the whole menu here.  

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill

This Oliver & Bonacini outpost has something on their Summerlicious menu for everyone – from jambalaya to jerk chicken, if you have picky friends chances are you’ll all find what you’re looking for here. The savoury menu is strong, but it’s the Canadian desserts – bear claws, pie with local apples & peaches, or a Beemster cheese plate – that we’re looking forward to. See the whole menu here.

What’s on your Summerlicious list?

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