Canada's new tallest residential development has just reached another milestone with the testing of lighting strips on the tower's upper floors. Canderel's Aura at College Park has drawn much attention from passersby as it continues to ascend towards its final 78-storey height. The Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed tower has become one of the city's most high profile builds, and remains the tallest active construction project in the nation. Its immense height has been a major attention getter at Yonge and Gerrard, and now Aura is illuminating  the night sky with its newly revealed lighting feature.

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corrazza Architects, Toronto Aura's lighting feature as seen on the Aura Webcam

We confirmed the existence of this lighting feature last Fall when Riz Dhanji, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Canderel mentioned plans to include LED lighting starting at approximately the 70th floor. Staggered strips of lighting now adorn the partially clad upper section of the tower, where all of the residential floors are now structurally complete. Work on the building's mechanical floors and flared top is well underway.

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corrazza Architects, Toronto Aura at College Park sporting its new light feature, image by Devon Johnson

The light feature is in its earliest testing stages, and there is much more to come as the mechanical floors begin to take shape. A nighttime rendering of Aura depicts the LED strip lighting feature and presumably floodlights mounted on the stepped-back terrace. 

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corrazza Architects, Toronto Market rendering of Aura's completed roofline

Will it all turn out as depicted? We will keep our eyes pealed as construction pushes into its late stages.

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