The Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, on Widmer at Adelaide Street, is rapidly approaching completion. This past Thursday, a cool, windy, and cloudy Fall day, saw the topping off celebration for the 43-storey edifice; attended by Daniels executives, the building's construction crews, and last but not least, UrbanToronto! After a quick meet and greet, we set out for the top of the tower - stopping along the way to snap a few photos.
Disembarking from the construction hoist at the 32nd floor, we continued our ascent on foot until reaching the 40th floor - a perfect place to take in the panoramic views from above Toronto's Entertainment District:
Looking north, Beverly Street bisects the photo just left of center, creating a clear partition between the mid rises to the east and lowrises to the west. The ever changing Yorkville skyline is visible to the northeast.
The southern view is equally impressive, providing excellent vistas of the Roger's Centre and CN tower with the lake and islands as a backdrop. Tridel's 300 red weather-wall wrapped Front Street West is visible in the immediate lower foreground.
Facing east, one gets a unique view of the ever changing Financial District. The excavated pit for the Studio on Richmond condominiums can just be seen in the bottom left corner.
To the west, dozens of cranes dot the cityscape. This view will change dramatically in the coming years as projects now under construction are completed.
Looking further into the distance, the growing Humber Bay skyline has Mississauga's City Centre skyline as a backdrop on the horizon.
After taking in the amazing views of the city, we continued up to the 43rd and final floor, and then peered up through the top of the stairs to the sky.
The 43rd floor of the Kirkor designed Cinema Tower is the highest residential floor in the building. It will contain the penthouse condos- the most luxurious of the 444 total units. The photos from the roof below approximate the views beyond penthouse windows.
Rebar hooks above await the last walls for the mechanical penthouse.
Many additional images and much more information on the Cinema Tower can be found in UrbanToronto's dataBase, linked below. If you want to get in on the discussion on the tower, check out the associated Forum threads.