Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Pouring concrete on a sunny Sat.

Condos Condos Condos everywhere - Toronto has become the capital of the condos. Every parking lot is being converted into a condo. This past Sat. was the second fountain pour of the U condominium project on Bay Street. Two towers 45 and 55 stories high with town homes on the ground level takes the place of land formerly owned by St. Michael's College of University of Toronto.

Two lanes of traffic was closed all day on Bay street to fit the pumping trucks and endless parade of Concrete trunks feeding them.

Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.
Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.
Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

I saw a total of 5 pumping trucks pouring wet cement down into the huge 5 story pit.

Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

One of the pump operators.
Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

I missed the first pouring on the west tower - this Sat's event was about the east tower.
Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

Concrete pour for U Condominiums on Bay street.

I remember when this project started to sell in 2008 - it has taken 4 years for the foundations to be poured. Projected completion date 2014 - but don't quote me on that - we all know how builders always keep their promises ;-)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress

Brazil Dance World presented the 2nd annual Brazilian Beat Congress held at the Ukrainian Hall Cultural Centre, billed as the biggest celebration of Brazilian dance in Canada.

Opening night was Thursday - April 26 at Pacha Lounge at 1305 Dundas Street West.
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

The opening event was also a Cancer fundraiser with a silent auction of art by Elizabeth De Costa.
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

Performances was provided by Jeanette Simoes
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

Marcelo Galvao
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

Maracatu Baque de Bamba show
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

The shows were followup by dancing till dawn.
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge
Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress opening night @ Pacha Lounge

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