Some of the best views of the Toronto skyline can be found in the neighbourhoods east of the downtown core. The high-rise apartment and condominium towers of Regent Park, such as Daniels' One Park Place complex, offer unobstructed vantage points looking across Toronto in all directions, as well as angles on the city's countless construction projects.
In the immediate foreground of the image above, TCHC's Block 22, soon to be known as 180 Sackville. Below we zoom in for a closer look.
Zooming in on the city centre, we can see a number of commercial and residential developments rising into the skyline. The tallest project under construction in the city right now is Canderel's 78-storey Aura at College Park, which has recently pushed past its final residential level and is soon to top out.
The central skyline cluster has several other new additions rising as well. In the image below, we can see the 47-storey Theatre Park nearly topped-out, while the twin yellow tower cranes of the Bay Adelaide Centre's East Tower can be seen to the left.
To the south of Regent Park, construction continues on the West Don Lands, future home of the 2015 Pan Am Games. Work is nearing completion on the athletes village for the games, while tracks for the new Cherry Street streetcar route can be seen bisecting the neighbourhood.
On the east side of the neighbourhood, construction is ongoing for the second phase of River City, the first market condominium development in the West Don Lands.
Turning our attention to the northwest, we can see the growing skylines of the Bloor-Yorkville and Church-Wellesley neighbourhoods. The most prominent project in the image below is Great Gulf's X2 Condos at Jarvis and Charles, but it won't be too much longer until Great Gulf's flagship One Bloor East project rises above its neighbours to dominate this view.
With so many high-rises climbing into the skyline and several more moving through the planning and approvals process, we look forward to revisiting these angles in the near future.
|Related Companies:||Cecconi Simone, Hariri Pontarini Architects, NAK Design Strategies, The Daniels Corporation|