...as it was called in the UE database!
It's far too quiet on this forum, I keep coming back daily hoping for juicy new/old stories! I'll try to get the ball rolling...
Getting up Scotia Plaza took an enormous amount of patience, from the moment when I walked into the lobby, to when I finally got up onto the roof I had hid for 4 hours, 3 in the stairwell, 1 in the mechroom. Twiddling my thumbs, playing with my nose and dozing off kept me relatively occupied. After my first 3 hours, when I finally made it into mechroom I ran right into a worker - who by some miracle didn't notice me - so I was forced to hide again in the canopy of the ventilation for another hour. 4 hours is a long time - that's commitment. A commitment that not even my urge to pee broke. Yeah you got it, twice during this hide and seek I had to relieve myself into old Starbucks cups that I found lying around - one of which coincidentally belonged to my friend who had hid there when he got up nearly a year before! Super gross stuff, yes there are two cups of piss with my name on them somewhere in the upper reaches of this office tower.
Stepping out onto the roof is surreal, the brisk wind increasing the intensity, the cool air feeding my nostalgia and the letters of BMO at eye level make your heart beat out of your chest. Immediately rushing over to the south west tip, I look over the thick edge down onto Toronto's financial core below. Absolutely beautiful chaos. The reflections in the marble, the cars humming, the fog rolling over the north end of the city. It was spectacular.
I camped up there until Sunrise, enduring the cold 2am-6am period of shivering. I can confidently say these are some of my favourite shots I've taken to date. A trip back would be great in the summertime, however the situation over there has drastically changed and I'm not sure it'll be possible - I got up in the nick of time.
For those full members, I'll be adding more shots eventually on the ued, among a few other things! Hope you enjoy!