Thursday, March 20, 2014

Grand Opening of The Shops at Aura

This weekend is the grand opening event at The Shops at Aura. We got a sneak peek at the mall, situated at the base of Aura Condos, and the space is amazing! There is a food court, a barber shop, jewelry shops, and it’s all accessible without having to endure the freezing weather - there’s an underground path from the subway!

Friday, February 21, 2014

More residents move into Aura


Photo taken by Paul Casselman

February has been a great month for us and we have some more good news to share! By the end of February, there will be 300+ more suites and up to 600 new residents that will have moved into the building on floors 32 -55. At the end of the month occupancy will be ¾ of the entire 78 storey tower. We also expect to complete the roof slab of the tower in approximately 3 weeks. Keep watch with our sky high webcam. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Madonna's Epic Visit to Aura Condominiums

The past few weeks have been amazing! Our office, along with the whole city, has been buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the arrival of the most famous pop star on earth. Yes, we’re talking about Madonna.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

No sweat, No candy! Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness is now open in Aura



College Park in downtown Toronto is evolving. With our 180,000 square foot retail space open to the public and purchasers moving into their suites above, the neighbourhood is continuing to flourish and is becoming more vibrant. One of the greatest additions to our building is Hard Candy Fitness Toronto, a Madonna branded gym, located on the 4th floor. Toronto’s Hard Candy Fitness is the first location in both Canada and the United States and plans to be both a social hub and fitness destination for everyone moving into the area.





We spoke with Justin Elie, Operations Manager at Hard Candy Fitness Toronto, about the brand new gym and he told us that since their opening on October 31, Hard Candy Fitness Toronto has been attracting Aura residents as well as people who live in the area. Because of their affiliation with Madonna, Hard Candy Fitness Toronto attracts her greatest fans and people who know and understand her work ethic and dedication to perfection.

Using Madonna’s work ethic and dedication as inspiration, the Hard Candy Fitness brand has built itself into an amazing facility with excellent fitness programming. All the equipment is brand new and incorporates state-of-the-art technology, such as Preva, a fitness app found on the gym equipment that tracks your workouts.



Another huge draw for Hard Candy Fitness Toronto is their group fitness program. “We strive to be the best. Our personal trainers and fitness instructors require top certifications and in the recruiting process, we reached out to industry leaders like our Director of Group Fitness Lori Kirwan,” Justin told us. “She is a very well known group fitness instructor in the city and has taught for all of the major gyms over the years. Lori really is an expert so we’re really proud to have her.”

Justin has 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. He started off his career by teaching group fitness classes, and has taught at a number of different facilities in various classes, from strength training to boot camp, so he understands what makes a great class. Hard Candy’s signature Addicted to Sweat program has been a hit among members as well as the Friday night spin classes in the theatre style studio (they have a live DJ on Friday nights).


Hard Candy is an international brand, but Toronto’s location has a uniquely Canadian feel to it. “The goal at Hard Candy Fitness Toronto is to really highlight the best of the Canadian fitness industry within the Hard Candy brand,” says Justin. “We are tailoring ourselves to be an inclusive fitness community.” Hard Candy Fitness Toronto is focused on amplifying the social aspect of the club by hosting social events when the facilities are fully completed. Hard Candy Fitness Toronto is a lot more than just your average in-and-out gym and that’s what really sets them apart.

Want to be a member of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto? We’re giving away a 1 year membership + 2 tickets to the Hard Candy Fitness Toronto grand opening this Tuesday, February 11th featuring an appearance by Madonna in our Voguing on Vine contest! Don’t miss your chance to enter.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Exclusive Interviews with Canderel and a New Aura Resident

A great insight from Julie Robinson, Senior Construction Manager at Canderel on how Aura manages to successfully reach for the top... all the way up to the 78th floor.

Now with close to 400 residents moved into their new home at Aura, one resident shares his excitement over the vibrant downtown community he can't wait to explore and boasts living in Toronto's newest iconic tower.  View Video Here.


















Read more of Susan Pigg's "Canada's Tallest Residential Tower Reaches for the Top" in the Toronto Star October 11, 2013


















View more progress photos HERE.