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Aura at College Park 
388 Yonge Street, Toronto
Developer: Canderel Residential

Aura at College Park | 272m | 78s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza | Page 775

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by 3Dementia, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Bruno Republic

    Bruno Republic Active Member

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    Anyone remember the Sheraton Centre's eastern section of the PATH, back before it was connected to The Bay and was a dead-end? Dark, desolate, and little reason for anyone to ever be there. Aura's lower level reminds me of that, except darker, even more desolate, and with the ever-present odour of cooking oil.
     

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    Terrible really. I hope the YSL condos are a smash. I’d love to live at that height. It’s not Aura. It’s the lack of connection.

    Can’t this thing be connected to College Park in some manner? You’d weep to think that across the lark lies that much more foot traffic.
     
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    Yet again you seem to be misinformed. (Though in this case you have some excuse as the connection is remarkably poor.) Aura IS connected , underground, to College Park. Frankly, Aura's problems would not be solved by a wonderful connection, the retail is simply a mess with little or nothing to attract shoppers.
     
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  4. WillTo

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    AirBnb?
     
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    The basement is truly sad and the street level is a missed opportunity for a gathering spot on Yonge, but I like the height, the top part of the tower and the light feature. I especially like the view of it from East Chinatown and from Yonge St. north and south.

    Here is a distant view from Alexandra Park, taken yesterday.

    aura_skatepark_oct15.
     
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    I would not be surprised if the landlords live overseas, and they have no idea of the situation with the rest of the food court. That's the only reason I can think of for any landlord to consider jacking up rent while the other 6 or 7 units remain empty.

    Article on blogto:
    http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2017/10/kaiju-closing-shops-aura-toronto/
     
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  7. steveve

    steveve Senior Member

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    The LED screen at the corner is a little more lively than it was before, cycling through a few different screens and giving more life to the intersection. On the main title screen, the white lines on the sides are a nice gesture to the crown lighting. They aren't lying, this really is a "one-of-a-kind" shopping centre ;) .

    [​IMG]

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    Miscreant Senior Member

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    Mullion dyspepsia.
     
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    If God was in the details, then Aura would be a mortal sin.
     
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    "The LED screen at the corner is a little more lively than it was before". Just moving lipstick on a pig, I fear. What a piece of shit! (at least at and below street level.)
     
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    People on this forum are spoiled brats, when i think of what this stretch of Yonge street was before...lol
     
  12. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    At least a parking lot represent possibilities, not an incompetent dead end.

    AoD
     
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    and one that will remain for many decades!
     
  14. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    Probably for the conceivable future - there aren't all that many condos that had been torn down for redevelopment, and none that I can think of here or elsewhere at this height.

    AoD
     
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    Yep, that stupid building is going to be a permanent, annoying "floater" in the collective eye of the city for the rest our living days. The only solution? More annoying floaters to block that one.
     

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