Want a view of the lake? Of Toronto's downtown core? Of Downsview Airport? Of Humber Bay Shores? Of Bloor-Yorkville? How about leafy-green Queen's Park and the U of T? Or leafier-greener High Park? Does Midtown appeal? Rosedale?

Can't choose? Well, you could always buy a condo in every one of those areas—and try to remember which closet you left which particular shirt and tie in—or you could just plant yourself at the top of Aura, where you get every Toronto view you've ever dreamed of, where one big closet will fit every shirt and tie you'll ever need, and where the rest of the 11,000 square feet + of space extends to the horizon in every direction.

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsAura at College Park, image by Jack Landau

We've been staring up at that building a lot, especially over the last few weeks as a metal armature has been raised. It will eventually hold the peaked crown of Aura's curtain wall sheathing, and it's been calling us, calling us, calling us…

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsThe top of Aura at College Park, image by Jack Landau

So up we went! Hop on into the hoist (but note: the camera is shaky owing to the vibrating sides of the hoist)!

Arriving at the 78th floor, Aura at College Park condos, Toronto, CanderelArriving at the 78th floor, image by Craig White

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsFuture residential units on the 78th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsView from inside the curved curtainwall glass on the 77th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

High ceilings will be one of the penthouse suite's hallmarks, Aura condosHigh ceilings will be one of the penthouse suite's hallmarks, image by Craig White

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking west from the 78th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Not surprisingly, as alluded to earlier, the views from up here are worth a million in every direction, so let's start with the southeast, and gradually swing around.

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsView looking southeast from the 78th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

There's lots you can pick out from up here. Well, you can pick out everything from up here. Coming up next; zeroing in on the Regent Park revitalization.

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsView of Regent Park from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

South. This is the crazy big view. 

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsThe city core viewed from the 78th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

We would have like to have stayed until the sun went down and the city lights came up at Yonge Dundas Square, but maybe that will have to wait for the first cocktail party in our new penthouse offices, this fall maybe? (Unless someone else snatches it up first I suppose.)

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking down towards Yonge and Dundas from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Southwest; our radically transforming Entertainment District, Concord CityPlace, and Fort York neighbourhoods.

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsThe Entertainment District viewed from the 78th floor of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Looking west is always a reminder that Toronto can also be considered a Midwest city, sitting near the Eastern edge of the great North American central plains.

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking west from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Humber Bay Shores, and the Niagara Escarpment on the distant horizon, image by CHumber Bay Shores, and the Niagara Escarpment on the distant horizon, image by Craig White

Turn a bit closer in, and there's lots to see to the northwest, and to the north.

Queen's Park, the U of T, and the Annex area, image by Craig WhiteQueen's Park, the U of T, and the Annex area, image by Craig White

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking north from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking north from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Looking northeast towards to Don Valley and beyond, image by Craig WhiteLooking northeast towards to Don Valley and beyond, image by Craig White

Thew view across the east end towards the Scarborough Bluffs, image by Craig WhiThew view across the east end towards the Scarborough Bluffs, image by Craig White

And all that could be yours…

Meantime, there's that armature we've been watching carefully. Just what does it look like up there? Like this:

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsThe steel skeleton of Aura's southern fins viewed from the roof, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsThe steel skeleton of Aura's southern fins viewed from the roof, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsSteel frame awaiting cladding on Aura's eastern roofline, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsSteel awaiting installation on the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsLooking northeast from the roof of Aura, image by Jack Landau

And for now, that's your tour. Enjoy the long weekend!

Oh, and if you want to leave a comment of two of what you think about it all, you can visit the Aura threads, linked below along with our dataBase file for the project, or use the space provided on this page.