The Aura is a mixed-use skyscraper being built 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 April 2010.History
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.
It is now planned to be a single tower that will be 873 feet tall.Architecture
The 75-storey Aura will be approximately 266.25 m (873 ft) tall. The proposal calls for a semi-transparent metal and concrete tower. With approx. 1.1 million sq/ft of residential space. This will make Aura both Canada's tallest and largest residential building. The residential portion of the tower will be built above a 3 story podium which will contain approx. 150,000 sq/ft of retail space. The 5th floor will house building amenities of which there will be approx. 40,000 sq/ft.
Once completed Aura will be the fourth tallest building in Canada. Aura will also hold the title of the tallest exclusively residential building in North America surpassing the recently built 8 Spruce Street in New York City by 3 feet.