The Aura condo tower’s other height record

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 ICE Condo towers and Toronto downtown skyline

September 4 2013: The red circle indicates the location of the porta potties on one of the ÏCE Condominiums in this view of the downtown skyline from the Toronto Islands …

 

 

Aura condo tower

… while this Toronto Islands view of the Aura condo tower indicates the location of its top-level porta potty. The outdoor toilets for both condo projects are higher than the roofs of most skyscrapers in the downtown core.

 

 

A profound fear of heights guarantees that I could never work on a condo tower construction crew. And even if I did manage to try working on a skyscraper project, I probably wouldn’t be able to go to the bathroom if I had to use a porta potty perched on the edge of a building dozens of storeys above the ground.

But one of my friends sees a good practical reason for situating the facilities at precarious points atop the upper floors of Aura and ÏCE. “I’ll bet construction workers never suffer constipation,” she said, “because using a porta potty way up there would probably scare the crap out of anybody.”

Here’s several more photos of the sky-high facilities at Aura and ÏCE. Full-size versions of the photos can be viewed in the Sky High Porta Potties album on thetorontoblog.com’s Flickr page.

 

ICE Condo towers

June 3 2013: A CN Tower observation deck view of porta potties atop the ICE Condominiums rising at 12 and 14 York Street

 

 

ICE Condo towers

June 3 2013: The ICE condominium building at 12 York (right) has topped off at 57 floors, while its sister tower at 14 York still has a ways to climb to reach its 67-storey final floorcount.

 

 

Aura condo tower

November 14 2013: A view of the Aura condo tower from the Jarvis & Maitland Streets area to the northeast. The porta potty is visible way up on the top left corner of the building, about 76 storeys above the street.

 

 

Aura condo tower

November 13 2013: A view of upper levels on Aura’s southeast side

 

 

Aura condo tower

November 13 2013: Another view from the southeast of the porta potty high atop the tallest residential tower in Canada

 

 

Aura condo tower

November 14 2013: A telephoto view of Aura’s upper levels from a vantage point to the southwest on the podium green roof at Toronto City Hall

 

 

Aura condo tower

November 14 2013: A telephoto shot from the south shows how the porta potty sits literally on the edge of the tower

 

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