Construction of the Royal Port condominiums in Port Dalhousie is on track to be completed in 2021.
The eight-storey building will feature 51 upscale suites, as well as a new facility on the ground floor for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350.
Emilio Raimondo, president of Raimondo & Associates Architects, the company behind the building design, said the project is very unique and has had its challenges through the design and approval process.
“Working within a very constrained site presented design and program challenges; working in the realm of the constraints of the zoning bylaw secondary plan and related approvals, and finally creating a building that characteristically compliments, fits the scale, provides a sense of place, takes advantage of views, integrates in materiality and the surrounding architecture of Port Dalhousie was, by far, the most appealing part of the project,” said Raimondo.
Input on the building characteristics involved stakeholders such as the Legion, the City of St. Catharines, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Port Dalhousie Conservancy.