Our booming business district is bursting at the seams, evidenced by the intense media coverage of the Southcore Financial Centre as well as the many solo projects — such as QRC West — that we're seeing pop up outside the traditional Central Business District. The boom is according to various sources just starting in the commercial market following quite a slump in the '90s and early 2000s, and we're looking forward to seeing how the market will change the urban landscape. One project we're perticularly keen on is RBC Waterpark Place III, by Oxford Properties.

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH ArchitectsAerial view of excavation at RBC Waterpark Place III, image courtesy of Jasonzed

The tower is the third phase of Oxford's Waterpark Place development located at the intersection of Bay and Harbour. RBC will be the anchor tenant with other office space available for lease. The tower is designed by WZMH Architects, and will reach 30 storeys. The site is currently being excavated, shown in forum member Jasonzed's image above.

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH ArchitectsPath rendering to RBC Waterpark Place III, courtesy of Oxford Properties

One of the most exciting features of RBC Waterpark Place III is the innovative method being used to connect the tower to the PATH system and the commercial heart of downtown Toronto. Rather than construct underground as the PATH system has in the past, they've designed a bridge that will span under the Gardiner Expressway, above Lakeshore Drive, with a northern terminus at Union Station. The path will not only create safe access to the development for tenants but will allow those looking to connect to the Ferry Docks an alternative route rather than taking the streetcar or crossing Lakeshore.

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH ArchitectsProject rendering for RBC Waterpark Place III, courtesy of Oxford Properties

We've got plenty of renderings including floorplans for RBC Waterpark Place III in the dataBase listing below — keep an eye out on the project thread here to watch the construction progress.