Captured by Forum member cruzin4u, this picture shows Westbank's 66-storey Shangri-La moving ever closer to completion. This newest addition to University Avenue is certainly a welcome one. Although the street was intended to be a grand ceremonial avenue, years of unsympathetic additions have left the street with an abundance of uninspiring architecture. The result has been the creation of a wholly uninviting pedestrian realm; one need only look at the drearily utilitarian Mount Sinai Hospital to see what the neglect of the street looks like. Thankfully, a series of projects are helping to provide University Avenue with an infusion of new energy.  In addition to the Shangri-La, the second phase of the MaRS project and the Residences at the RCMI will add some much needed change to the street.

Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.Shangri-La as viewed from the north, image courtesy of Forum member cruzin4u.

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