A new higher resolution rendering and updates to the 88 Scott website mean that we now have a better idea of what to expect when Concert Properties brings this new 58-storey condominium tower to Toronto's Financial Core. Located on Wellington Street one block east of Yonge Street, 88 Scott will be a glass, steel, and precast skyscraper rising above a limestone-clad podium.
Currently on the site at the northwest corner of Wellington and Scott streets is the Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company building. The first five floors were built in 1951 and clad in limestone. The materials from the façade of this building will be saved and reused to clad 88 Scott's podium, while the 2-storey extension to the top of the building, and the west extension along Wellington will not be replaced as is. Page + Steele Architects' design for 88 Scott calls for the limestone cladding to be reapplied to all new construction as the podium's skin. Car and bicycle parking will be housed in 5 below-grade levels. Retail units totalling about 7,900 square feet, with multiple entrances, will front Wellington Street, while the residential lobby entrance will be located on Scott.
Amenties for the residents will be found in several locations in the building, including at ground level, while an extensive roof terrace atop the podium's fifth floor will lead to indoor recreation facilities including a fully-equiped gym and weight room, and aerobic lane, an indoor pool, and change rooms with his and hers saunas. Reading and social lounges will lead to alfresco dining facilities including a barbecue.
Higher up the building, a "box" notched into the 46th and 47th floors will house a double-height lounge and party room featuring a fireplace, bar, caterer's kitchen and formal dining room, replete with spectaular views of the Downtown and Lake Ontario. Large terraces above where the building steps back will provide great outdoor spaces for some very luxurious penthouses.
UrbanToronto has a number more views, and more information about 88 Scott, on our dtaBase page for the building. You will find that at the link below. You can also get in on the converation by clicking the associated Projects and Construciton Forum thread link.