Few new developments in recent Toronto history have attempted to truly grab hold of or perhaps redefine the cultural ethos of their surroundings like the recently completed TIFF Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower. The 42-storey residential tower, office, and entertainement complex when completed boasted not just top quality condo suites, but the new headquarters for TIFF, one of Toronto's most loved festivals. Now a couple years later and less than a block away, the next tower by The Daniels Corporation is not far from completion. We have a roundup of some recent photos of The Cinema Tower from our forum members to share with you below.

Cinema Tower Construction, Image by Jack Landau

Above, the swooping concrete roof of the podium-top amenities floor is under construction.

Cinema Tower Construction, Image by caltrane74

Like its big sister next door, the Cinema Tower features free memberships to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for those film junkies who purchase one of the 444 units in the building. As well as all of the perks that come with membership, residents will have access to a state-of-the-art residents-only screening room, and to sweeten the pot, residents will have access to advance ticket sales for TIFF. If you are not big on film howere, this Kirkor Architects-designed building still has many other amenities for you, like a full court gym and fitness centre, podium-top terrace and lounges, and a steam room amongst other offerings, although most important of all is likely the front door access to the ever-growing and evolving Entertainment District.

Cinema Tower rising from the entertainment district, Image by Jack Landau

Units in Cinema range from 421 to 1,503 sqft with 9ft celings throughout. The 43-storey building is now reaching its final stretch of construction and will finish this coming summer. The rendering below shows what we can expect.

Cinema Tower Rendering, Image Courtesy of the Daniels Corporation

How do you think Cinema Tower is coming along? Let us know below, or join the discussion in the Forum, or dive into further detail in our linked dataBase listing.

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