Leaside Towers

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The Leaside Towers
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The Leaside Towers seen from the Don River valley
General information
Type residential apartment
Location 85 Thorncliffe Park Drive, East York, Toronto, Canada
Coordinates 43°42′27″N 79°20′26″W / 43.707454°N 79.340665°W / 43.707454; -79.340665Coordinates: 43°42′27″N 79°20′26″W / 43.707454°N 79.340665°W / 43.707454; -79.340665
Completed 1970
Cost CA$20,000,000 (equivalent to $124,926,108 in 2016)[1]
Height
Roof 129 m (423 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43
Other information
Number of rooms 494[1] (per tower)

The Leaside Towers are the tallest buildings in East York, Toronto, Canada. They are a twin set of Brutalist-style apartment towers, with one facing north-south, and another facing east-west. Located at 85 and 95 Thorncliffe Park Drive near Overlea, it is the tallest building in East York prior to amalgamation. With a structural height is 129 m (423 ft) and both towers having 43 floors, it was once the tallest apartment towers in the Commonwealth and in Canada.[2][3] Construction concluded in 1970.[3] Although their location is not in a prime residential area of Toronto, they provide panoramic views of Toronto's skyline and the Don Valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East York Tidbits" (PDF). East York Historical Society. East York Historical Society. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Dave (8 October 2015). "Two towering figures in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Micallef, Shawn. "Forget the CN Tower, Toronto. The Aura condo is the city’s newest landmark. | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 

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