Last week we took our cameras back into the Trump International Hotel and Tower for another look around, and so far you've seen two articles-worth of photos from the visit; the first about the model suites and amenities, and the second about the views from the building. Today we wrap up the visit with pics from that most hallowed of UrbanToronto grounds, the constuction site. Yes, there's still quite a lot of interior work going on to finish many of the condominium suites and a few assorted other bits of the building. For these photos you'll have to bring along your own imaginary interior decorator to fill in the blanks: how would you fill these raw spaces? Have fun dreaming! He we go…
This, someday, is where the condo concierge will sit, on the 32nd floor. Work continues here both inside and out.
The pillars seen behind the windows above, are still to get their final cladding. When finished they'll frame to view out over King and Bay. Residents will be able to enjoy this dazzling perch in the heart of the core, while one floor below, the Stock Restaurant balcony is still getting its finishing touches applied too. It will eventually seat 12 diners during warm weather, and there won't be a more dramatic place to eat within a hundred miles. Below; stone is cut as part of the finshing work.
So let's climb higher in the building. Our first visit is to a southeast corner suite. The floor will be cleaned soon, and someone will put curtains up here and the furniture will be carefully arranged to best enjoy the space, but there's no denying the monumental power of the buildings beyond from this vantage point. Some angles would even have you believe that you see no sky here owing to the super-urban density here, but in fact you have to pick your angles carefully to construct such a bold geometric composition.
A short couple of steps to the left; this could be the backsplash of your kitchen sink.
Stove tops are all provided with water in this building, making filling your soup pot very easy.
There are a number of suites here where dining rooms and living rooms will have two sets of doors joining them, and a double fire-place on the wall between the doors.
There are some pretty fantastic floors being laid down in many suites right now.
We're climbing higher, and the ceiling heights are going up!
14 foot ceilings to the top of the coffer, anyone? Yes, please.
The level of finishes in this building means that interior work here means more material and more time is needed to complete the job here. There's a better look at a double fireplace below.
The wainscotting materials await their mitre cuts.
The rest of the photos can speak for themselves…
So that's the tour. As always, more info on the building can be found in our dataBase listing for it, linked below, or if you'd like to get in on the discussion, choose one of the associated Forum thread links. Meanwhile, we'll be back soon to cover the official inaugration of Michael Snow's light sabre up the side of the building in the next month. Look for that in September!
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