How a Toronto office tower gets turned into a condo

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How a Toronto office tower gets turned into a condo

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How a Toronto office tower gets turned into a condo

Toronto is more than accustomed to new condos – and the demolition of old buildings that often accompanies their construction. So much so that it almost seems odd when an existing structure is repurposed as part of a new residential development. Sure, this happens on occasion with heritage buildings, but what’s going on right now at 488 University is quite unique.

An office tower built in 1968 is being renovated to accommodate the addition of a 37-storey condo. Usually we knock down modernist buildings, but at University and Dundas there’s a major construction job underway to outfit the Mad Men-era building with new structural support for the huge skyward extension that’s on the way. […]

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