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Rooftopping Toronto: Lofty Fun in College Park

With the charm of distance, we found ourselves enjoying the transition from day into night from a favorite rooftop in College Park. From this vantage point, one merely had to tilt their head slightly to enjoy a plethora of unique views of the busy, yet almost unsettlingly quiet city down below.

Looking West, one could see a concrete maze, which eventually gave way to treetops some distance away.

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College Park


College Park

Just across Bay street, beyond what looks from street-level like an ordinary road-barrier, lay an opening to Toronto's impressive

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Enwave

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system; after realizing what the gaping hole was, I began to look around much more carefully, seeing what else I might be treated to from this vantage point...

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College Park


Looking East, the park itself seemed humorously small in comparison to all that surrounded it...

By this point, I realized that my usual, stereotypical business district stare was possibly the least interesting, in daylight hours anyhow.

As the light began to fade, everything around us took on a new life; even the falcon who lives on an adjacent building ceased to squawk and settled down to watch the lightshow that was about to begin. If you defocus your eyes and stare at any of the buildings nearby for long enough, you see a pattern of lights emerge, as people leave their offices, go home to their condos, and so on (using a 135mm lens allows one a very intimate view of this process)...

A Southern glance down Bay street reveals part of a Toronto Island hiding between some buildings...

Getting closer to the building's curved and sloping edges, Dundas Square could be seen, slowly coming to life.

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College Park

As the unnatural light moved slowly North as people headed home, we decided that we too would call it a day, and silently made our hasty exit.

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(To see the rest of the photo set, as well as high resolution versions of the above images from this particular rooftopping trip, please view the slide-show below)


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