The architectsAlliance-designed Four Seasons Hotel and Residences continues to grow taller at the corner of Bay and Yorkville in Toronto's uptown core. Recent photos of the Menkes and Lifetime Developments project reveal that it is currently on its 53rd floor, with only two more to add above.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto by Menkes and LifetimeImage by Craig White

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto by Menkes and LifetimeImage by Craig White

While the shots above were taken from the top of the Imperial Plaza project on St. Clair, the ones below take us right to the site. Seen here, the courtyard still has no indication of the landscaping that will be in place when the buildings open in 2012.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto by Menkes and LifetimeImage courtesy of Lifetime Developments

This rendering shows a patterned paving stone auto court, with a rose-patterned shrub garden to the east, both designed by Claude Cormier Paysagistes. While no fountain is shown in the rendering, we are assured by Lifetime Developments that one is still planned for the auto court.

This rendering shows future plan for Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Courtyardimage courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Inside, work continues at various stages all over the building. Here's the latest on the pool, at the top floor of the podium.

This shows the present state of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences pool.image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Here's what the room should look like next year...

This rendering shows future plan for Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Poolimage courtesy of Lifetime Developments

and this, of course, is the final product.

This rendering shows exterior of Four Seasons Hotel and Residencesimage courtesy of Lifetime Developments

This article was originally published in forum thread: Four Seasons Hotel/Condominiums (Menkes/4S/Lifetime, 52 + 25s, aA/P+S)