Looking up at the elevated Gardiner Expressway and the 24-storey Panorama condo tower from the west side of the condo property
The Gardiner dominates views from the condo lobby entrance
Another west view of the expressway and the tower
Visitors drive or walk beneath the Gardiner to reach the condo entrance
Towering over traffic: It seems my March 15 post and photos of the Garrison at the Yards condo project near Fort York piqued quite a bit of curiosity about new condo development that is taking place literally just a few feet from the shoulders of the elevated Gardiner Expressway. Some readers have asked if I could post pictures of other condo towers that stand equally close to the Gardiner, while on Sunday March 18 the Toronto Star published an article headlined: “Toronto condos: How close is too close to the Gardiner?”
Garrison at the Yards isn’t the first building to rise side-by-side with the city’s controversial raised expressway, and it won’t be the last: in just a few years, it will be joined by about a half-dozen more highway-hugging highrises. All are following in the footsteps of the 24-storey Panorama condo tower which opened a couple of years back. Squeezed onto a wedge-shaped parcel of land between The Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard west, Panorama’s location ensures that residents overlook busy traffic routes from virtually all sides of the building.
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That seems like a very impressive view. It’s so close to the highway that it’s almost terrifying, I can’t even think of the damages that could be caused by a car accident going over the highway; that highway fence doesn’t seem very secure.
I really liked this architecture post, we write blog posts about architecture ourselves over at Montreal Guide Condo .