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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:17 AM   #1
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TORONTO | The Residences of College Park | 245m | 75 fl | 154m | 51 fl | 140m | 45 fl | Com

The Residences of College Park
DOWNTOWN TORONTO

North & South Towers (Phase I & II)


Aura on Yonge Street (Phase III - 245 m (803 ft) )





The Residences of College Park, launched in September 2004 stands to enable College Park to reclaim its rightful place in the heart of downtown Toronto as a major new mixed use retail, office and residential complex.

Its two sleek residential towers (one 51 storeys and the other 45) offer a selection of impressive views overlooking the downtown.

Both towers are adjoined by a retail podium level and an 18,000 sq.ft. recreation area called the Parkview Club.

Following the tremendous success of Phases I and II of its College Park community, Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group recently announced the third and final phase of the popular development - Aura at College Park.

When it rises, the Aura condominium building will become a landmark in this area. Located on the north-west corner of Yonge and Gerrard, the all-glass modern tower will dazzle with its blue-grey tint. Aura was designed inside and out by renowned and award-winning architectural firm Graziani + Corazza. By creating the interiors to mimic the tower's simplistic design, the resulting look is a timeless, elegant space in an urban setting.



RoCP I - North Tower
Location: 763 Bay Street, Toronto
Developer: Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group Inc.
Architect: Graziani & Corazza Architects
Designation: Condominium
Status: Complete
Expected Occupancy: Immediate
Height: 154m (505 ft)
Floors: 51 above ground and 7 below ground
Website: http://www.collegeparkcondos.com/

RoCP II - South Tower
Location: 761 Bay Street, Toronto
Developer: Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group Inc.
Architect: Graziani & Corazza Architects
Designation: Condominium
Status: Construction
Expected Occupancy: late 2007/early 2008
Height: 140m (459 ft)
Floors: 45 above ground
Website: http://www.collegeparkcondos.com/

RoCP III - Aura
Location: 444 Yonge Street, Toronto
Developer: Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group Inc.
Architect: Graziani & Corazza Architects
Designation: Retail, Condominium
Status: Proposed (destined to go up - Sales early 2008)
Expected Occupancy: 2011
Height: 245m (803 ft)
Floors: 75 above ground and 2 below ground
Website:http://www.collegeparkcondos.com/

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July 29, 2007 (Taller, Better)


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Pics from yesterday, first from the South:



Secondly from the north, with the completed tower in front:




Sept 29, 2007
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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I love it ! The twins look much better than the render the Aura has a very sleek design.. Any idea when they plan to begin construction on the Aura?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #3
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Lighting scheme of phase 1


I think all high quality developments in Toronto are now incorporating a night lighting scheme. This wasn't the case a few years ago. I think it's a very good thing.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #4
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Great presentation Skybean.
The night shot is awsome. Like the blue colored lighting of the crown.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #5
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I agree, the twins look better than in the renders! And I agree that Aura is Very sleek!
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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Lighting scheme of phase 1
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I think all high quality developments in Toronto are now incorporating a night lighting scheme. This wasn't the case a few years ago. I think it's a very good thing.
Skybean,

I can't see the picture.. Can you please re-upload it to imageshack.us ? flickr is blocked here in the U.A.E.

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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #7
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Has city hall approved the 245 m for Aura? I know a design change is expected.
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Thanks Marcanadian.. The night picture looks awesome!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #9
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Yes, Aura was approved at 245m.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #10
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I am glad a lot of pressure was applied to re-design Aura. Given the location and height, this building will play a significant role in the east/west view of the skyline.
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What two buildings ~500 ft in height look like in the sea of buildings behind the main cluster....really small.
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.. imageshack please!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #13
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Aura, the tallest (pure residential).
From today's Post:

75-storey condo to be tallest
Third Tower; Architects screened plan for Yonge, Gerrard
Chris Wattie, National Post
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007
Another massive tower is going up in downtown Toronto next year, a 243-metre modernist tower at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard streets that developers promise will be "a landmark building" and the tallest condominium tower in Canada.

Danny Roth, a spokesman for developer Canderel Stoneridge, said the Aura tower will be a "pure condominium," with almost all of its 75 storeys and 1.3 million square feet of space devoted to residential use. "It'll be the tallest and the largest in Canada," he said. "This is going to be a landmark building."

Aura at College Park is the third phase of the developer's The Residence of College Park. The first two towers are 52 and 45 storeys.

Details of the new project were to be announced at a news conference today, when the developers will begin accepting pre-registration for prospective owners, who will be buying units that Mr. Roth described as being "in the upper end of the condo market."

"It's going to reflect a range of pricing," he said. "But as you get higher in the building, you'll be getting into the higher end of the pricing spectrum."

The new tower will include a four-storey "podium" at its base, with up to 190,000 square feet of retail and recreational space, all designed by Mississauga-based architects Graziani + Corazza.

The city has approved the project and the Ontario Municipal Board has ratified it. Five outside architectural firms performed an extensive review in the city's first international architectural peer review process, Mr. Roth said.

The end result is expected to be a striking modernist building with "curb appeal for miles around," according to sources familiar with the design.

Councillor Kyle Rae, whose Toronto Centre-Rosedale ward includes the proposed site of the new tower, said he is pleased at the final form the new building will take. "In this case, size doesn't matter; architecture matters," he said. "And this is going to be a very clean, modern style.

"It's a very handsome, well-designed building."

But the Aura Tower already has some competition in the height sweepstakes. Bazis International, a Kazakhstan-based development firm, is planning a condo tower at One Bloor Street East that could be higher, a "whisper-thin" 80-storey condominium tower and boutique hotel.

But while Bazis says it has approval from the city to build to 227 metres, the builders want to go up 278 metres and are trying to convince council to approve the extra height. The company now wants to build a 248-metre building, with an additional 20 metres for a "mechanicals penthouse" and 10 metres more for eight "architectural fins" but only filed its application for a zoning change and site plan approval last week.

Work is expected to begin next year on the Aura site, currently a parking lot on the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard, and suites will be available for pre-sale "early next year," according to Mr. Roth.

The opening of One Bloor Street last week nearly set off a riot among real estate agents scrambling to buy the condos. Security guards and police struggled to contain the herd of agents lined up for days on Bloor Street to reserve units that began at $500,000 and topped out at more than $8-million.

By the day's end, only 35 agents in a line of 100 were able to purchase a unit.
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Aura

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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #15
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Nice render.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #17
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Nice, but it won't be the tallest at 243 m.
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Nice, but it won't be the tallest at 243 m.
so who cares? does every building have to be the tallest??

like fkn get over it, people have wayyyy too high standards now a days
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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #19
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #20
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so who cares? does every building have to be the tallest??

like fkn get over it, people have wayyyy too high standards now a days
Hey ace, simply refuting the article above, 'kay.
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