Exterior Finishes Defining Topped-Out Liberty Market Tower

Construction is advancing into the later stages of the Liberty Market Tower. Lifetime Developments‘ final phase of the long-term redevelopment of the six-acre Liberty Market Complex in Toronto’s Liberty Village neighbourhood, the 28-storey mixed-use building is a Wallman Architects design, with the first condo residents slated to move in late this year.

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, TorontoWedge-shaped east end of Liberty Market Tower, image by Forum contributor drum118

The site at 171 East Liberty Street has been active since June, 2018 when demolition permits were approved and teardown began at the east end of the Liberty Market Building. The remainder of the existing building was partitioned off, paving the way for shoring activity near the close of 2018. Excavation would follow in the early weeks of 2019 as shoring continued elsewhere on site. After bottoming out at a 13.85 metres down, cranes were erected and forming began for the tower’s foundations and 3.5-level underground garage. Forming reached and then rose above grade in early 2020.

Our most recent update came at the start of 2021, when the tower stood 20 storeys high. The building has since topped out with the mechanical penthouse above the 28th storey, and just shy of 100 metres tall.

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, TorontoLooking west to Liberty Market Tower, image by Forum contributor drum118

Cladding installation has been ongoing since September, 2020 when the first panels of a brick-embedded precast panels appeared on the podium levels. The panels were soon joined by a window wall cladding with dark spandrel panels and mullions, installed as high as the ninth floor when we last reported in January. The cladding now extends to just shy of the tower’s roofline, enclosing all but the mechanical penthouse section up top.

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, TorontoCladding approaching top of Liberty Market Tower, image by Forum contributor drum118

As the tower heads towards completion, Lifetime is offering a limited collection of remaining units, including penthouse suites at the top of the tower. Incentives for these suites currently sweeten the deal, including free development fees, free locker, and free parking where applicable, and larger units offer kitchen islands.

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, TorontoBase of Liberty Market Tower, image by Forum contributor drum118

Including those penthouse suites, Liberty Market Tower will introduce 281 luxury condominium units to the Liberty Village neighbourhood in a range of layouts, along with offices in the podium and retail at ground level. The first occupancies are targeted for Q4 2021.

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, TorontoLiberty Market Tower, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

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