Winter photo walks: Bay/College area Part 1

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Burano Condos on Bay Street

 

Burano Condos

January 29 2012: On a dreary, dull day, Burano Condos adds a bit of colour to the bland Bay Street condo and office corridor

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: A project of Lanterra Developments, the Burano Condos was designed by Peter Clewes of Toronto’s architectsAlliance

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: The glass tower soars 50 storeys above Bay Street

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: According to the Burano page on the Lanterra website, the 486-unit building is completely sold out

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: Construction crews are focussing attention on the tower’s 2-storey mechanical penthouse

 

Burano Condos

February 6 2012: A southwest view of Burano’s rooftop mechanical area

 

Burano Condos

February 6 2012: The tower’s west side, viewed from Queen’s Park Crescent

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: The frame for the structure that will enclose the mechanical levels begins taking shape on the north side of the tower

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: A closer view of the frame being assembled on Burano’s rooftop

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: My balcony view of Burano’s upper east floors

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A telephoto view of the tower’s upper northeast side

 

Burano Condos Toronto

 February 9 2012: The steel frame on the roof’s northeast corner

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The construction crane on the tower’s east side

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: Two construction crew work on a swing stage near the crane

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A closer view of the crew applying material to the exterior of the mechanical penthouse

 

Burano Condos Toronto

 February 9 2012: The workers are nearly as high up as the crane operator

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The upper levels on the tower’s southeast side

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A view of the tower from the intersection of Bay & Gerrard

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: South view of the tower’s top levels

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A construction elevator ascends the tower’s west wall

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The former Addison on Bay auto showroom and garage, a city-designated heritage building, will lead a new life as the podium for the condo tower. Photos of the building being dismantled and then reconstructed as part of the Burano condo complex can be viewed in my February 21 2011 post.

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The new Women’s College Hospital building is under construction right next door to Burano.

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: One of the condo project billboards mounted on the hoarding along the Bay Street sidewalk advertises a “final opportunity” to purchase, and says only 12 units in the building remain, “from the mid $300’s to over $700’s.” Those suites have all been snapped up.

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A section of brickwork and windows in the reconstructed Addison on Bay building facade

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The northeast side of the Burano podium, just below the southwest corner of Bay and Grosvenor Streets

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: Looking up the tower’s east side, from Bay Street

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The 4-storey glass atrium on the north side of the podium will feature a specially-designed art installation by Sandro Martini of Milan

 

Burano Condos and Womens College Hospital Toronto

February 9 2012: Burano Condos and the new Women’s College Hospital building will revitalize the southwest corner of Bay & Grosvenor Streets

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: Looking up the northeast corner of the tower

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: Grosvenor Street view of the 4-storey condo atrium

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 6 2012: The glass panels of the Burano atrium reflect an Ontario government office building on the north side of Grosvenor Street

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A section of the atrium awaits its glass panels

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The complex will feature landscaping by Janet Rosenberg & Associates Landscape Architects Inc.

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The atrium windows reflect nearby buildings on Bay Street

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The west side of Burano towers high above the new Women’s College Hospital building, seen here from Grosvenor Street

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: The tower’s upper northwest floors

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A view of the frame atop the tower’s northwest corner

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A telephoto view of the roof’s northwest corner

 

Burano Condos Toronto

February 9 2012: A Grosvenor Street view of Burano and the two Murano condo towers, left, also designed by architectsAlliance

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