If you wander around any city long enough, and remember to look up periodically, occassionally you are treated to impressive light effects. That’s one thing I like about Toronto. Light bounces off the skyscrappers to create special effects and give surrounding buildings a nifty textured look. The trick is, you have to be in the right spot at the right time. The sun moves just enough to change the effects and they vanish in a heart beat. I spent a bit of time stalking some of the neatest effects a few weeks ago. Here’s one of my favourites: Brushed metal effect: Light bouncing off buildings at No 1 Yorkville, Toronto Oct 12 2016
Once the new condo build goes up, the effect will likely disappear forever because the sun will be blocked. For now, I enjoy walking by it. If you are near Bloor and Yonge street around noon, take a short hike north on Yonge along the east side. You can’t miss the place, it’s the new condo build going up at 1 Yorkville. There’s a row of boarded up older buildings at Yorkville and Yonge, right across from the Reference Library. Just trot half a block north and turn south west to view the light display. Not sure how long it lasts, but I’ve wandered by at 2pm and it’s gone. The side of the building takes on a textured metal effect courtesy of the building across the road.
I have a number of others I’ve set aside so I’ll work on them in the coming weeks. Drop a line down below if you wander by the spot and see the effect.