Aura (Toronto)

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Aura
Aura Toronto May.jpg
General information
Status Under construction
Type Residential and Commercial space in the podium[1]
Location 388 Yonge Street (corner Gerrard)
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°39′34″N 79°22′58″W / 43.65942°N 79.382787°W / 43.65942; -79.382787Coordinates: 43°39′34″N 79°22′58″W / 43.65942°N 79.382787°W / 43.65942; -79.382787
Construction started Jan 2010
Estimated completion

Topping out: Spring 2014

Completion: Summer 2014
Opening Fall 2014
Height
Antenna spire 272 m (892 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 78
Floor area 120,000 m² (1.3 million sq.ft.)
Design and construction
Architect Graziani + Corazza
Developer Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group Inc.[3]

The Aura is a mixed-use skyscraper being built[4] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the final phase of a series of new condominiums near College Park in Toronto's Downtown Yonge district. It is part of the Residences of College Park project. Construction began in January 2010.

History[edit]

The excavated site in September 2010

The original design proposed two towers. The building would have featured a ten-storey podium, with two towers on top. The taller tower would have been (including podium) 60 storeys and 196.5 m tall. The shorter tower (including podium) would have been 20 storeys and 74.5 m tall.[5]

In February 2012, Toronto city council approved a three-storey increase to 78 floors, meaning that Aura will remain Canada's tallest residential building (as it will be taller than Tridel's 75-storey Ten York condo project.[6]

The lower floors of the building were occupied while the upper floors were still being constructed. Floors 1-31 were opened for occupancy in Fall 2013, while floors 32-80 were still bare concrete. The second set of floors, 32 to 57, were occupied in spring 2014. The final phase, floors 58-80, are expected to be completed in December 2014.

Architecture[edit]

The project will build a semi-transparent metal and high-tempered brick 78-storey tower, with approximately 100,000 m² (1.1 million sq.ft.) of residential space. This will make Aura Canada's tallest and largest residential building. The residential portion of the tower will be built above a three-storey podium which will contain approximately 14,000 m² (150,000 sq.ft.) of retail space.

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