Sky gardens: I most envy the people moving into MuseumHouse on Bloor Street West not for their multimillion-dollar new digs, but for their spacious south-view garden balconies in the sky.
Today was the first time I’ve seen the 19-storey luxury highrise since its southeast corner terraces started sprouting plants and flowers, including lush green vines that cascade over the stainless-steel railings and glass balcony panels.
Looking west on Bloor Street from Avenue Road on February 12 2011
New kids on the block: The north side of Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Bedford Road keeps filling in and growing taller. Museum House condos is close to topping off and has nearly all its windows installed, while the One Bedford condo tower to its west is partly occupied and almost finished construction. Yet another condo tower — Exhibit Residences — is poised to join them. Their residents will only have to walk across the street to visit the Royal Ontario Museum (left) and the Royal Conservatory of Music, while the Yorkville neighbourhood is just around the corner.