Urban Toronto’s August visit to the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences wraps up with this report. The two-tower complex, designed by architectsAlliance and developed by Menkes and Lifetime Developments, and the Four Seasons chain of luxury hotels, is currently under construction in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. For our third and final installment for the time being, Urban Toronto takes you up to the first floor of residential suites on the twenty-second level of the south tower.

This part of the building was still in basic form and open to sky at the time of our visit, which afforded stunning and unobstructed views of the fast-developing Bloor-Yorkville area and beyond.

Panorama of construction on the Four Seasons.

On the right and in the preceding image as well, is one of two banks of elevators reserved for the residential floors. A total of four elevators will open directly into the suites.

Building higher at the Four Seasons.

Rebar and Gatorade for the construction crew.

A close-up of the 55M rebar used in building the Four Seasons.

A close look at the 55M rebar being used.

A shot of formwork still in place around a structural column.

A structural column at the Four Seasons.

A view of a section of flying truss formwork being lowered into place.

Lowering some flying truss formwork.

Now for a swing around the building with panoramic views in all directions. Looking northwest toward Spadina Rd and St Clair Ave W.

The view northwest.

A shot of some construction activity in the playground / field area at Jesse Ketchum Public School.

The view to Jesse Ketchum Public School.

A view north toward Minto Midtown at Yonge and Eglinton. The Florian is under construction at the bottom left. To the immediate right of The Florian is the site of the upcoming Yorkville Residences, where the Moriyama & Teshima Architects building now stands.

Looking north.

Looking northeast over Rosedale toward Scarborough. In the foreground, Yonge and Davenport promises to become even denser with new towers planned for 906 and 901 Yonge St.

Looking northeast over Rosedale.

A view over the construction site of Milan Condominiums.

Looking over Milan Condos.

18 Yorkville.

18 Yorkville.

A close-up of the terrace and mini parterre at 18 Yorkville.

The rooftop gardens at 18 Yorkville.

18 Yorkville in context.

Context view of 18 Yorkville.

A closer view of Yonge and Bloor.

Towards Yonge and Bloor.

Some Four Seasons rebar rises past The Uptown Residences also under construction.

Rebar and Uptown Residences in the background.

In the years to come, this view of Bloor-Yorkville will be transformed with the redevelopment of Cumberland Terrace.

Panoramic view of Yorkville.

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N° 155 Cumberland St.

N° 155 Cumberland St.

One Bedford at Bloor.

One Bedford at Bloor.

The current Four Seasons Hotel.

The current Four Seasons Hotel.

The future and the past are brought together in this image that marks the end of our coverage of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. Many thanks to Goran Skara of Menkes Developments for hosting Urban Toronto so graciously. We look forward to bringing you more hard-hat tours of this and other projects in the weeks and months ahead.

The current Four Seasons Hotel.

Related Companies:  Alcion Ventures, architectsAlliance, Claude Cormier + Associés, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, L.A. Inc., Lifetime Developments, Menkes Developments, NAK Design Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Stephenson Engineering, tcgpr (The Communications Group), Yabu Pushelberg