Photos taken yesterday from the 11th floor deck at 39 Parliament Street. 39 was one of the original condos built more than a decade ago in the Distillery District. Photos show Cityscape Development Corp's completed Pure Spirit condos up-close along with images of the Distillery from above. The second to last photo shows the construction crane for the soon to rise Clear Spirit condos. This new phase will feature 40 and 35 storey towers. All three phases were designed by architectsAlliance. There's been a very fierce debate within the Urban Toronto forums about the appropriateness of these tall modern towers within the historic district. We rather like them them. What do you think?

Rooftop pool deck at Pure Spirit Condos, image by Edward Skira

View north from 39 Parliament street, image by Edward Skira

Amenity space and tower at Pure Spirit, image by Edward Skira

Looking up the tower at Pure Spirit, image by Edward Skira

View eastward to future Clear Spirit site, image by Edward Skira

Detailed view of Distillery Distict and future Clear Spirit site, image by Edward Skira

Looking down into the Distillery Distict and art installation, image by Edward Skira

Looking south-east to future Portlands developments, image by Edward Skira

Toronto skyline from 39 Parliament Street, image by Edward Skira

Related Companies:  American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), architectsAlliance, Ava Janikowski Architect, Chase Architecture, Cityscape, Dream Unlimited, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, WSP