If you have not been out to see the Toronto of the Future exhibition in the rotunda at Metro Hall yet, you have two more days to do so, with the space open as of 9 AM both Thursday and Friday, and until 9 PM on Thursday, but only to 5 PM on Friday. The exhibition brings together the renderings and scale models of buildings under construction, in planning, and simply envisioned for Toronto, along with videos and giant model of the core of the city itself by Hariri Pontarini Architects.

The Hariri Pontarini Architects model of Downtown Toronto, image by Marcus MitanThe Hariri Pontarini Architects model of Downtown Toronto, image by Marcus Mitanis

There are quite a lot of building designs to see at the exhibition, and other presentations about designing for Toronto's future itself. UrbanToronto's contribution to the exhibition is an update of our March and April front page stories listing the Top Ten Tallest buildings currently under construction in the city, and the Tallest proposals, either already approved or going through the process at City Hall now.

UrbanToronto's display is in the middle of the rotunda, Toronto of the FutureUrbanToronto's display is in the middle of the rotunda, image by Marcus Mitantis

A second space in the winter garden lobby of 225 King Street West contains more exhibits, including that from ZAS Architects, seen below.

The lobby of 225 King St West has more displays, Toronto of the FutureThe lobby of 225 King St West has more displays, image by Marcus Mitanis

One of the exhibits in this space is by WZMH Architects, and it includes an envisioned 100-storey tower rising on the Redpath Sugar lands. The design is no more than some blue-sky dreaming, but it's meant to provoke Torontonians to dream a little more about their city too. What more can we aspire to here? 

A display by WZMH Architects includes a 100-storey tower envisioned on the RedpaA display by WZMH Architects includes a 100-storey tower envisioned on the Redpath Sugar lands, image by Marcus Mitanis

Have you been to the exhibition? You can read up on the discussion in our Forum thread for the exhibition here, or add your comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.