Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Tallest Condo Ever Built in Toronto Completed - Aura Condo

Aura Condo Rising at Yonge and Gerrard

Well, this has got to be my favorite condo currently going up in the Toronto Mega Boom, that is transforming Toronto from a quiet provincial city, into one of the global capitals of North America. The hulking mass of this tower is amazing, and it's currently only 34 floors up and still has another 5 floors to reach half way. This will be one big tower, with total floor space of 1.2 million square feet this building is bigger than almost any buiding residential or office built in Canada over the past 25 years with the exception of "The Bow" in Calgary.

 This building on the Toronto construction forums is known as "The Beast" or "The Monster". If you love highrise construction in Canada then there is no other place for you to be than on the mighty Yonge Street, which is seeing all of the largest projects under construction in Canada taking place on its length including, One Bloor, 255 meters tall and 75 floors, L Tower, 57 floors, and 205 meters, FIVE Condos, 48 Floors and 162 meters tall, Aura Condo 78 floors, and 273 meters tall. Other projects flanking Yonge Street include, Trump Tower, 60 floors, 283 meters, Karma Condos 52 Floors and 168 meters, and Burano Condos 48 floors and 161 meters tall. There are more 200 meter plus towers under construction in Toronto than there are in all of the United States. This is incredible when you consider that the home of the Skyscraper is Chicago and New York City, currently we are beating them to a plup. I await there arrival back in the highrise construction game, so all three cities can go at it for the top dog in skyscrapers in North America

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