Canderel has successfully launched the final and most significant phase of College Park in February of 2008. By July of 2009, sales at AURA had recorded 884 sales out of a total of 985 – that’s 95% of the entire building sold, making AURA one of the fastest selling large scale condominium projects in the Greater Toronto Area. AURA at College Park is a retail and condominium complex located at the northwest corner of Gerrard and Yonge Street at College Park. The project underwent the first local and international design review process ever done in Ontario. A panel of three top local architects that included Rene Menkes, Bruce Kuwabara, and Eberheard Zeidler, and two international architects, Jon Pikard and Josh Chaiken scrutinized all aspects of the building with city officials and our architects, Graziani + Corazza. Most of the project’s original design remained intact. The review put more emphasis on the podium level where it meets the street. The result of the process resulted in a building design destined to be a landmark development in the city. Official approval was received from the Ontario Municipal Board in November, 2007.
Aura, a 78 storey condominium tower standing 273 meters in height will boast 1,340, 000 sq.ft. of space. 1,150, 000 million will be devoted exclusively to residential space and 190,000 sq.ft. will be prime retail space in the podium. The result is Canada's tallest residential tower consisting of 985 residential suites.
The building will showcase the finest in amenity space, suite finishes, and environmental features. A direct underground link to the College Park complex and subway station will connect residents to over 300,000 sq.ft. of retail without stepping outside. Construction of Aura officially started in Spring 2010.