UrbanToronto was privileged to tour the Four Seasons construction site in late November, and we have lots of photos to show you. We thought we would launch the series with some of the fantastic views this building has of the rest of the city, from about 30 floors up. Enjoy the tour! Let's start big. Those with with west windows will catch this view if they look to the south.

Looking south from the 30th floor of the Four Seasons.

Look a bit to the left, go telephoto, and there's this, which will be fully reclad by the time residents move into the Four Seasons:

The recladding on First Canadian Place.

Look a bit to the right again, and we can see over closer buildings to Humber Bay in the distance.

Looking toward One Bedford.

Focus in closer, and we have One Bedford by Lanterra.

A better look at One Bedford.

To the right, the current Four Seasons Hotel is starting to look pretty short. The 31-storey/92-metre high building has much lower ceiling heights than the new Four Seasons.

The current Four Seasons Hotel.

Look up and peer into the distance for this view of Mississauga's City Centre. As always, Cityzen and Fernbrook's stunning Absolute World towers command the view.

Absolute World far off to the right.

Slightly to the right we can see on the horizon where the Niagara Escarpment dips at Kelso.

Centred on Absolute World.

Turning 90 degrees, looking out of the north side, and focusing close in again we get a look at The Florian by Diamante, partially marked by the Four Season's shadow. Buildings of the Yonge Street corridor up to Toronto's midtown core at Eglinton are visible behind.

Construction on The Florian to the north.

The Florian from another angle.

Another 90 degree turn takes us to the east side of the building, and some close up views of the excavation site for Milan, the Conservatory Group's project at Yonge and Davenport.

Excavation underway at Milan.

Excavation underway at Milan.

Look up, way up, and Scarborough City Centre's growing skyline appears on the horizon beyond Thorncliffe Park and the Leaside Towers, well one of them anyway.

The skyline of Scarborough City Centre in the distance.

Move right again, come in close again, and we get a good look at Great Gulf Homes' 18 Yorkville, designed like the Four Seasons, by architectsAlliance, and complete for a couple of years now. In this view 18 Yorville poses as the backdrop for a bucket being lowered for another load of concrete for the Four Seasons.

18 Yorkville by Great Gulf neighbouring the Four Seasons.

From this high up we get a better look at the top of 18 Yorkville than we have ever had before.

The rooftop terrace at 18 Yorkville.

A closer look at the micro-greenhouse on 18 Yorkville.

Lastly we turn towards Toronto's Uptown core for a view of... Uptown, the recently topped-off 48-storey art deco inspired tower by the Pemberton Group.

Full-length look at Uptown Condos.

Uptown Condos from another angle.

Uptown shares our final shot with the top of Bazis International's strangely named Crystal Blu.

Pemberton's Crystal Blu Tower nearing completion.

Looking south from the 30th floor of the Four Seasons.

author: buildup

posted: 2010-12-08 00:43:05

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