Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

2011 was an incredible year for Aura as we watched the exciting construction development really start to take shape. We are currently pouring concrete on the 7th floor and have begun installation of the windows on the 2nd floor of the retail podium.

We look forward to a new year of achievements as we continue to build Aura.

Our sales office will be open on January 3rd 2012.

Wishing you all health, happiness and all the best in the new year!

Window installation on 2nd floor of retail podium

Mechanical Equipment on the 5th Floor

Windows on the 2nd Floor along Yonge Street.

Looking at Aura from the park on College Street.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Construction Update

As the weather grows colder, Aura grows taller!  Take a look at the construction progress at Aura:

Looking down Yonge St. Aura begins to rise!

Curtain Wall Installation at the podium level.

The beginnings of Aura's exciting retail component.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Most Important Floor at Aura

Construction workers at Aura have been working diligently these last several weeks of summer in preparation to pour the 5th floor. Usually, it takes a couple of weeks of installation and pouring of concrete for a large retail podium floor plate.  In Aura's case it is taking a bit more time and here's why....


The 5th floor at Aura is the most important structural floor of the entire building since it transfers the loads from the 71 storeys of residential floors above through to the foundations.

Seen above, significant quantities of rebar (rods or bars used for reinforcement in concrete pouring) and post-tensioned tendons are required for this 2500 mm thick transfer slab (the 5th floor) along with detailed coordination and installation between several trade workers.  This enormous task has taken the better part of the summer months to complete.

This 5th floor transfer slab is being poured in sections and the first two sections were completed at the end of August. The remaining section is being prepared and the entire 5th floor slab will be completed within a few weeks, after which you’ll see Aura continue to grow quickly during the fall.

Photos were taken from this afternoon to give you the latest updates . Stay tuned for more exciting development insights.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aura Construction Update - An Insider's Look!

If you have walked by Aura recently then you can see the progress from the outside.  Here is a look at what's going on inside!

Here you can see the workers installing decking supports that hold up the concrete for the fifth floor that will soon be completed.

Freshly poured, smooth concrete on the fourth floor, on the South East corner of the building.

Check back soon for more progress updates!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aura Colour Selection

The time has come for every Aura purchaser to get excited for: Colour Selection! That warm and fuzzy feeling is completely normal!

With various finishes and colours to choose from, Aura purchasers can finally start to visualize what their unit is going to look like.

Colour Selection is moving along quickly for our tower residences and will continue throughout the summer. If you’re a purchaser and haven’t made your colour selection appointment yet, please contact one of our coordinators as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this exciting experience!

Aura Colour Selection Showroom


Thursday, July 7, 2011

75 Storey Aura is Part of Bold New Vision

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam's newly announced
plans to change Yonge St. are dramatic and bold.

Imagine Yonge and Gerrard St. with only two car
lanes of traffic and the side walks widen to welcome
cafes, pedestrians and greenery.

Aura is on track in doing its part to gentrify this
downtown strip that has so much potential to
be 'the' destination place for locals and touring

Read more of Venessa Lu's "Bold new plan calls for
long overdue facelift for Toronto's Yonge St.

Toronto Star, July 5 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What's Happening at Yonge & Gerrard

It's easy to count the completed floors at Aura today.

Construction progress at Yonge and Gerrard
is moving along and throughout the summer
months, you'll see Aura grow to new heights

Here's photos taken on site this afternoon:

View looking down at third floor

Pouring concrete slab on third floor of the tower

Happy Canada Day weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Are You a Picky Purchaser?

Sometimes being a picky purchaser is a good
thing especially if you're in the market for
$2million dollar+ penthouses - who wouldn't be?

Aura's virtual gaming technology at the
Presentation Centre uses a gaming joystick
that easily allows you to literally walk through
million dollar penthouses yourself - this is as
close to reality as you can get.

Detail oriented? go ahead, get an up close and
personal look at everything - view every
single detail you can imagine - you can even
walk right up to the windows and look down
and gaze at Toronto from 75 storeys high,
with 360 degree views of course.

Read Bill Taylor's article: "People can be so picky"
Toronto Star, May 21 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winter 2011 Highlights

Get caught up on what's happening now at the
Aura construction site at Yonge and Gerrard in
downtown Toronto, Canada.

Find out how the construction progress is coming
along and what's planned for the next couple of'

Construction photo above is of the East side
of the Aura site showing parking level 1, 2 and
ground floor on March 18, 2011.

Read more: Aura Highlights Winter 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

True Residential Feel with Modern Conveniences

Discerning penthouse buyers often look for a strong residential feel when it comes to downtown condominium living.

Aura's penthouse kitchen vignette at the sales centre rivals a low-rise home's kitchen size packed with modern conveniences complete with oversized kitchen island, spacious breakfast area and elegant cabinetry fit for the everyday and exclusive cullinary entertaining.

Read more of The Model: The Aura penthouse, where conveniences rival the low-rise home, National Post March 11, 2011 by Lisa Van de Ven

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2010 Record Year for New Condo Sales

Did you know that in the last quarter of 2010, there were a total of 6,280 new condominiums sold in the Toronto CMA making the year's total a record high since 2007. What will 2011 bring?

Urbanation, the leading source of information and analysis on the Toronto condo market, recently released its fourth quarter market review for 2010.

For the second consecutive year, the Toronto new condominiums market finished quite strong. With a flurry of sales activity, the fourth quarter resulted in 6,280 new condominums units sold, which is a 2,474 more units then the 2010 third quarter.

“The Q4-2010 new unit sales were much higher than expected, spurred by tremendous results at a number of new project openings in the City of Toronto. In the end, 2010’s total annual new and resale condominium sales of 37,041 units were just three per cent shy of the historic 2007 record of 38,306 units sold.”Said Urbanation Executive Vice President and Editor Ben Myers.

Read more on Urbanation's 2010 new condo sales results here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February Marks Milestone

The enormous task of excavating this Yonge
and Gerrard site was completed earlier this
year in January. Daily construction at the
Aura site is advancing as planned.

East side of Aura site at Yonge & Gerrard Sts.

East side of Aura Site, forming last parking level

The last parking level on the East side is
being formed and we anticipate being at
grade that is, street level this month.

West side of Aura site along Gerrard St.

The steel braces under the permanent ramp
that splits the Aura site in two have been
removed as forming of the parking levels on
the West side advances.