From this point of view you can see how many more tall buildings we have – evidence that Toronto has more towers going up than any other city in North America. In the foreground, notice how large the Canadian National Exhibition grounds are and particularly how massive the Direct Energy conference centre is. It is the biggest squat square building in between the expressway and the lakeshore boulevard. And to the far right is the permanently sleepy Ontario Place. And finally I love how you can see the 32-year-deceased Hearn power plant on the other side of town in the barren port lands (reddish building with huge smokestack near water).
…with the Humber Bay area condos casting shadows across the lake and curvy Bremner Ave winding its way through CityPlace to the left of the tower.
Tampold Architects, 1969.
Hariri Pontarini Architects in joint venture with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects designed this building, a 2006 Governor General Medal in Architecture winner.
This is a hospital / assisted-living centre with impressive green features including integrated solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, a green roof and permeable pavers in the parking lot to reduce water runoff.