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It’s been over two years since the start of construction at One Forest Hill and work on the project is now entering the last stretch before its completion later this year.

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The 12-storey building is a luxury residence by North Drive located in Toronto’s coveted Forest Hill South neighbourhood at the corner of St. Clair Avenue West and Forest Hill Road. Before the sale of the property, the site was home to the St. Clair Medical Centre and an adjacent parking lot. The first signs of construction appeared in December 2017, when hoarding was installed around the site in preparation for the demolition of the existing complex.

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By summer 2018, the project was a hive of activity with workers completing the excavation and shoring of the underground levels. This was followed by the installation of the tower crane in early 2019. Once the crane was installed, construction ramped up, and by May 2019, the structure had already passed grade level.

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Most of 2020 saw the structure start to take its distinct shape and profile, eventually topping out at 12 storeys that summer. The crane was disassembled shortly after in September. Today, much of the exterior is fully enclosed and complete, however, scaffolding is still visible on its eastern façade.

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Construction is anticipated to wrap up this summer, and when complete, will feature an elegant mid-rise tower designed by Richard Wengle. Taking its cues from luxury boutique buildings in London, Paris and New York, the project boasts Art Deco-inspired architecture draped in limestone, marble and bronze finishes with two-storey windows that line the street at grade and generously-sized terraces that step back as the building rises.

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Inside, One Forest Hill houses a limited collection of 43 residences ranging from 1,300 square feet suites to penthouses with over 3,000 square feet. The two- and three- bedroom layouts boast top quality finishes curated by Gluckstein Design, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchens and bright living areas that maximize space. Residential amenities include 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, a lounge, private function room, barbecue terrace and gym.

To learn more about One Forest Hill, visit the project listing on BuzzBuzzHome.

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