Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring has sprung at Aura

Exciting developments are happening at Aura:
Just today we posted this pic on Twitter and Facebook:
People enjoying the sunshine and relaxing fountains at the Barbara Ann Scott Park which is located behind Aura at College Park.  Just a few weeks ago, this fountain was into a fabulous public skating rink.  This quiet park is one of Toronto's hidden gems!

The 5th floor terrace on the East side.  Promises to be the 'hot spot' for socializing and entertaining.

Planter Walls being installed for landscaping on the 5th floor terrace.

Getting ready to pour concrete slab on the 16th floor.

Escalator on the 2nd level of the retail podium.

View from Yonge Street.

Continue to check back with us frequently for more updates.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yonge Street - Looking Back

If you're following us on Twitter you may have seen our tweet not too long ago about the great post we found called "100 Years of Yonge Street."  The City of Toronto archives thousands of photographs of different parts of the city and it's amazing to see the transformation of Yonge Street downtown Toronto.  We found some fascinating photos of the Yonge and Gerrard area.

A lot of hard work went into Toronto's oldest and busiest Yonge subway line which opened in 1954:

Excavation for College Subway Station 1950:

Very first Loblaw grocery store in Toronto on Yonge Street 1919:

North-East corner of Yonge and Gerrard Streets 1938:

Check back with us frequently for a more development news!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Past, Present and Future of Yonge Street

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km, the construction of Yonge Street is an "Event of National Historic Significance".  Since its construction in 1794, Yonge Street has constantly been evolving and has been one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in downtown Toronto. 

Today, Aura's retail component is at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard boasting with sleek granite and glass, quickly taking shape that will soon bring in approximately 180,000 sq.ft. of premier retail shopping to the area.

Just down the street, Ryerson University will be introducing a new Student Learning Centre that will add to the vibrancy of Yonge Street.  Standing at 9 storeys high, this137,000 sq.ft. building will be located at Yonge & Gould streets that will benefit close to 34,000 students.  The Student Learning Centre is estimated to be a $110 million development and will offer approximately 20,000 sq,ft, of retail both at street level and underground.  This exciting new development will open its doors in early 2014.