Today Urban Toronto visits the skylobby at Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto in the third part of our tour of the currently under construction hotel and condo. Click here for parts one, two and four of the tour.

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments SkyLobby Patio Skylight, image by Craig White

Welcome to the SkyLobby, where pipe must be cut. For that reason there's not much to see in the SkyLobby itself yet, so...

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments Cutting Pipe in the SkyLobby, image by Craig White


Here's the patio behind the SkyLobby, and under the canopy which bisects the south facade. It looks surprisingly closed-in for a two-floor high space 22 storeys in the air... but then you notice that there is a line of skylights along the edge of the building, covered up for the time being until construction is finished above.

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments SkyLobby Patio and Covered Skylights, image by Craig White

Back inside, we've climbed to the mezzanine level of the SkyLobby... but not on the sweeping staircase which, as you can see, is not there yet.

SkyLobby Mezzanine at Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Graywood DevelopmentsSkyLobby Mezzanine, image by Craig White


Look, back patio again, now from above...

Covered Patio at Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, by Graywood DevelopmentsOverlooking the Covered Patio, image by Craig White

Here's a better idea of the local context for the back patio.

Covered Patio Context at Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Graywood DevelopmentsCovered Patio Context, image by Craig White

Aw heck, let's give you an actual view this time (what are we, monsters?), so, looking south from here, Ritz-Carltonians will have an excellent vista of the new Roundhouse Heritage Railway Museum.

The Roundhouse from the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Graywood DevelopmentsThe Roundhouse, image by Craig White

Of course, you may also elect to look up from the balcony for this everyday view.

Ritz-Carlton Tilt, Toronto, Graywood DevelopmentsLooking up from the Balcony, image by Craig White

And with that done, it's time to head to the podium... well, next report! The previous article in this series appears here. The next article in this series appears here.