Aura condo construction climbs to 33 floors

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I’m not worried about Aura casting shadows my way. Instead, I’m wondering whether much sunshine will bounce off its glass cladding and blaze through my windows, as often happens now with light gleaming and glancing off the windows of the glass and concrete Radio City towers. (The sunlight that the Radio City buildings reflect is often so brilliant, it’s impossible to see my monitor unless I draw the window blinds.)

A project of Canderel Stoneridge, Aura was designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects of Mississauga.

My last photo update of Aura’s construction progress was published on May 2 2012. Below is a series of photos shot since May 4.

 

Aura condos at College Park

May 4 201: North side of Aura with construction at 19 floors

 

Aura Condos at College Park

May 5 2012: Crews install marketing billboards on the tower’s east side

 

Aura Condos at College Park

May 5 2012: The signs will rise higher above Yonge Street as the tower climbs taller

 

Aura Condos at College Park

May 5 2012: Billboards will extend the entire length of the tower’s east side

 

Aura condos at College Park

June 7 2012: From my window I can see nearly three floors of Aura rising in front of the SickKids Research and Learning Centre

 

Aura condo tower

 June 8 2012: Gerrard Street view of Aura’s podium along Yonge Street

 

Aura condo tower

June 8 2012: The American retail chains Bed Bath & Beyond and Marshalls will be opening stores on the podium’s upper levels. Signs for Bed Bath & Beyond are visible in the windows.

 

Aura condo tower

June 8 2012: Looking up at the tower’s east side overlooking Yonge Street

 

Aura condo tower construction

June 8 2012: The banners promote Aura as “Canada’s tallest” residential condominium

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Aura viewed from the College & Bay intersection to the northwest

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Tower construction viewed from the west in the College Park green space

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Aura’s lobby and amenities will overlook the green space

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 201: A closer look at balconies and windows on Aura’s west side

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: A construction crew on one of the west side balconies

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: West view of the Aura tower and podium

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: A view of the podium from the College Park green space

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Northwest view of the podium from College Park

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Cladding installation is nearly complete on the north side of the podium, facing into College Park

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: The podium cladding reflects the residential apartment building on the southeast side of the College Park complex

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Looking up the tower’s northwest corner

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Looking up the north side of the Aura tower

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Another view up the tower’s north side

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: A closer look at floors on the north side of the tower

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Looking up the northeast corner

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Podium view from along Yonge Street to the northeast

 

Aura condo tower

June 13 2012: Aura viewed from Sheard Street to the east of Yonge Street

 

Aura condo construction crane

June 29 2012: One of the Aura construction cranes is seen at sunset

 

Aura condo tower

July 7 201: Podium view from the intersection of Yonge & Gerrard Streets. The Marshalls sign is visible in the windows on the podium’s upper level

 

Aura condo tower

July 7 2012: Tower construction viewed from the east, along Gerrard Street

 

Aura condo tower construction

July 7 2012: Podium view from the west, on Gerrard Street beside the Delta Chelsea

 

Aura condo tower construction

 July 7 2012: The podium’s southwest corner

 

Aura condo tower

July 7 2012: A closer view of the podium’s southwest corner

 

Aura condo tower

July 8 2012: Sunset view of Aura and part of the new SickKids tower nearby

 

Aura condo tower construction crane

July 8 2012: One of the Aura construction cranes at sunset

 

Aura condo tower construction crane

July 8 2012: A closer view of the Verdi Alliance crane above Aura

 

Aura condo tower

July 19 2012: Aura viewed from the south on Yonge Street just below Gould Street

 

Aura condos

July 31 2012: My window view of Aura. The concrete structure at the bottom of the photo is the roof of the 20-storey Lexington condominium building at 45 Carlton Street.

 

Aura condos

July 31 2012: Another view from my window …

 

Aura condos

… plus a zoom shot of a construction worker atop Aura’s northwest corner

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: A Yonge & College view of the podium …

 

Aura condos at College Park

… and progress on the tower

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: The podium’s east side along Yonge Street

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Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Installation of a weather protection canopy above the Gerrard sidewalk

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Looking up the southeast corner of the building

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Windows and cladding on the tower’s southeast side

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Looking up the east side of the tower from Yonge Street

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Looking up the northeast corner

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: A closer view of balconies on the tower’s northeast corner

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 201: Looking up the tower’s north side

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Construction elevators ascend the middle of the tower’s north side

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 11 2012: Another look up Aura’s north side

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 12 2012: My window view of Aura rising between the Radio City condo towers

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 12 2012: A view of Aura as the sunset casts its glow on a Bay Street condo highrise, left, and the SickKids Centre for Research and Learning, on the right side of Aura.

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 2012: A crane lifts a building form into place near the southeast corner of the tower at upper left

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 2012: A construction worker removes safety fencing from the top of another building form

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 2012: A crane will pull the form out of its present position and relocate it higher up

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 2012: The crane begins moving the building form

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 201: Two construction workers guide the rear end of the form as the crane pulls the structure away from the building

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 13 2012: The form is nearly ready to be relocated to its new position

 

Aura condos at College Park

August 14 2012: Building forms atop the north side of the tower show that construction has commenced on the 34th floor

 

 

 

 

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