We have already taken you on a tour through the Ground Floor of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, and now it's time to hit the roof... or at the least the current roof; the 18th floor. Menkes and Lifetime Developments' team was all over the top of the building, working on the pillars and components that it will take to add the 19th and subsequent floors above.
The hoist only goes to the 14th floor at the moment. After climbing the stairs for the remaining 4 floors, we come out under the forms in place to pour the 19th floor:
It's about time we introduced you to our tour guides, Joseph Francavilla, Menkes Vice President of Highrise Residential, and Goran Skara, Project Superintendent for the Four Seasons:
So, let's look around. Here's another shot of the forms that will hold the concrete that will become the 19th floor:
An empty bucket swings overhead, on its way back to the ground for more concrete:
Lots more rebar sticking out everywhere:
This will be the elevator shaft that will carry elevators to the condominium floors through the hotel floors that we are walking on now:
Getting close to the edge, we get a quick view of the Bloor Yonge area:
Here comes the next bicket of concrete up:
Looking up from there, we get a good look at 18 Yorkville, like this building also designed by architects Alliance. With the moody sky behind, we're just happy that the rain has let up here:
Over on the west side of the building, we have this view down Bay Street:
And finally, looking west acorss Yorkville, we can see the current Four Seasons from our perch at the new site.
Tomorrow we'll take you down the tower a bit, on to some of the floors below for a close-up look at the windows, and we'll wander out onto the loading platform.