Captured by forum member 416, this remarkable photo was taken from a plane as it flew past the core. Although aerial views are not uncommon, it is rare to find one that stands out as this one does. With the lights of the city radiating out like veins, the city appears at its most alive. Lacking the spectacular scenery of cities like Vancouver, we rely on man-made geography to compliment our natural environment. This view shows that process at work with the surge of construction that has transformed our downtown.  Recent high profile developments that can be seen here include the Ritz-Carlton, RBC Dexia, Festival Tower and the Shangri-La.  With the pace of construction showing little sign of slowing down, we can expect even more change in the years to come.

Aerial view of downtown TorontoToronto at night. Image courtesy of Forum member 416.