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Abacus on track to begin construction in November

The main drag of the Dundas West strip is about to break ground on its first condo.

The mid-rise Abacus, developed by Daz and designed by Richard Witt, is on schedule to begin construction in November, says developer Antonio Azevedo.

The building, with its floors swivelling out over the sidewalk, will be a distinctive addition to the still largely Portuguese neighbourhood around the corner from the Ossington strip. The height is right, says Azevedo.

"I don't see a high-rise there," says Azevedo, who bought the old garage across the street from the LCBO two years ago. "It could probably work, and I know this sounds cliché, but it would be bad karma."

The building is one of a new generation of mid-rises going up, in part in reaction to the city's Avenues and Mid-Rise plan, meant to intensify the city's east-west corridors.

Azevedo predicts the building will be ready for occupancy in June 2014.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Antonio Azevedo

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