This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back over five years for an east-facing view of Toronto's Gerrard Street West from University Avenue. Back in August 2013, Canderel Residential's Aura at College Park was well on its way to a 78-storey height above Yonge and Gerrard, as cladding followed several levels behind concrete forming for the Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower.
A similar angle captured in January 2019 shows that the now-complete behemoth was just the start of growth along Gerrard. To the southwest of Aura, Vertica Resident Services and GWL Realty Advisors wrapped up work on their 43-storey, IBI Group-designed rental tower, The Livmore, in 2018. Closer to us, work on KingSett Capital's 700 Bay expansion is progressing, with two cranes seen in the image below. The Quadrangle-designed addition is putting six new levels atop the existing 25-storey building, to connect with with a 32-storey addition at the building's west end.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!
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