Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rooftops

Last week I was taking a tour of a newly installed green roof on one of the buildings at U of Toronto and the view from up there was rather nice. Here we are seeing part of the campus in the forefront with Massey College and its modern bell tower on the left and the Soldiers Tower of Hart House to the right.  In the background are government buildings including the Queens Park legislature buildings and the tall towers at the back are part of the financial district along Bay St. The green playing field belongs to University College and it will be used for field hockey during the PanAm Games which take place here in July.

30 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love this view!

llandudnopictures said...

What a contrasting skyline, fantastic!

VP said...

An amazing view... I love green roofs!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great view!

TexWisGirl said...

a nice view!

Sharon Anck said...

Wonderful view. You even got some moody clouds in the shot.

William Kendall said...

I've walked through this area on a number of occasions. Soldiers Tower has always held my interest.

Karen S. said...

I bet that was an interesting tour. This view is just incredible, what a gorgeous day too!

Stephanie said...

Lovely view!

Karen said...

Quite the view!

Revrunner said...

Lovely patch of urban green.

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat view of the city, I agree.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic! The view, the colours, the blue, spring, green, that ball? on the right...

jennyfreckles said...

Quite a pleasant cityscape; nice to see old and new rubbing shoulders.

Taken For Granted said...

I love the roof top view of cities, and this is a fine one. I can imagine wandering around here.

Gosia k said...

nice view

Andy said...

This is one skyline that is in continuous change.

AGM PRISMA said...

Great atmosphere for students, thank you for closer Toronto.
Greetings.

hamilton said...

Nice to still see a bit of open space!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Nice contemporary landscape, what a great sky...

Lois said...

That is quite a view! I like the way the clouds look.

Jack said...

It is good to see wide views every now and then, to put the city into perspective.

Cloudia said...

Never a boring moment in Toronto!






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Daniel LaFrance said...

Toronto's landscape is ever changing. I hope the powers that be take down the Gardener.

Your view is pleasing to the eye.

Joy said...

Fantastic view:)

Linda said...

What fun that we've both done a (different!) skyline post! I'll show this view to my daughter to see if she recognises where it is. I'm all for green roofs. We're about to install solar panels on our house, which rules out the green roof, but I have a long-term plan for one.

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful and interesting view.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Stunning shot, Pat. Full.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful mix of styles Pat.I love it ;))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super roof top vistas Pat.. I'm just beginning to realise how popular hockey is in Canada :) Seems we will be hosting a Canadian hockey team here in Perth soon, next month I think. I might have to try and get tickets for it :)