The L Tower has always generated a lot of interest on UrbanToronto, but focus on this project by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty has been renewed ever since the tower's topping off ceremony last month. The ceremony was a lavish affair that featured acrobats who scaled the L's 58 storeys and a speech by architect Daniel Libeskind who, along with Page & Steele Architects, designed this curvy addition to Toronto's skyline.
Our Forum members have been busily taking advantage of the views provided from atop the L Tower. Its unique position as the tallest tower south of Front Street provides nearly unrestricted views of the waterfront. In the image below, we can see the area around the Air Canada Centre, with vast swaths of surface parking lots that will likely be snapped up by developers in the near future, a trend that is happening all over the city. Surface parking lots have become sitting ducks for development applications, as the City of Toronto has been approving more and more development on valuable urban land. An example of this in practise is the triangular site of Ten York Street Condos between the Gardiner Expressway and the Yonge/Bay/York Street offramp, visible in this image near the upper-right corner. It is currently a surface parking lot.
Another neat view from atop the L Tower is of its neighbouring site, while currently just a hole in the ground next to the train tracks, it will eventually be the 36-storey Backstage On The Esplanade. Backstage is another Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty project, and these two towers will share a common underground parking garage.
The roof of the L Tower seen in the image below, shows material storage space for pipes, beams and rebar, as there is still plenty of exterior cladding and interior work to be done. The photo was taken from the tower's crane, which rises substantially higher than the 58 storeys of the L Tower itself.
We hope we've peaked your interest on the L Tower. Get involved in the discussion and keep uploading those great pictures! Share your perspectives on the L Tower Forum page here.