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Antiguo 23-01-2015, 03:05:15   #1
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30 Bay | Proposed | 45 st | ??? m | Bay and Harbour

Doesn't look like we have a thread for this. A rendering, possibly a concept/preliminary one, was posted on UT today.



http://www.altusinsite.com/index.php...d&contact=4556

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Toronto (March 28, 2012) – The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced today that it has selected a consortium led by Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of the OMERS Worldwide Group of Companies, as its preferred proponent for the redevelopment of its property at Bay and Harbour Streets. Known as the 30 Bay/60 Harbour Project, the 1.8-acre site is anchored by the landmark Toronto Harbor Commission building at 60 Harbour Street, which will be maintained and preserved. The otherwise vacant site is currently used for surface parking.
Mark McQueen, Chairman of the Port Authority Board of Directors, said “this significant development initiative is a major element of the long term financial sustainability of the TPA, and will increase the agency’s flexibility as it undertakes various essential public works projects over the coming years.” McQueen said that the TPA undertook a rigorous procurement process, noting that the submissions were reviewed by an evaluation team and independent advisors under the oversight of a fairness consultant.

TPA President and CEO Geoffrey Wilson said that the agency was “pleased to be moving forward with Oxford, a company that understands the exciting potential of the property. The TPA will be able to showcase the historic Harbor Commission Building in an enhanced public realm while creating new and exciting space to support the city’s expanding financial services sector and the overall growth in the South Core.” The proposed development will focus on high quality office and commercial opportunities, which Wilson noted was consistent with the City of Toronto’s goal to achieve the right balance of office, commercial, and residential mixed use in the South Core area.

Oxford and TPA will work to formalize their business arrangement over the next few months.

Following those negotiations, the partners will undertake a thorough public consultation process as part of the planning and design phase. TPA hopes to have construction commence within the next few years following required approvals and site planning. Current tenants of the Toronto Harbor Commission building, including Harbour 60 Restaurant, are expected to remain on the premises, and every effort will be made to avoid disruption during construction.
The Toronto Port Authority also owns and operates the popular Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Outer Harbour Marina and the Port of Toronto.
http://www.portstoronto.com/About-TP...ay-Street.aspx
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Antiguo 23-01-2015, 06:02:44   #2
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Looks good to me. Atleast it looks different than all the buildings around it.
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It's difficult to tell by that rendering....
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Glass & steel? If so that could be a nice mix. Hard to tell from the render but on the side facing the street it looks like it could be stainless steel (columns? not sure architectural term lol) running from top to bottom but it's very hard to tell. Regardless it's a sleek looking design from this one render, need to see more though to make a more informed opinion.
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Antiguo 24-01-2015, 03:08:45   #5
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There are already too many glass boxes in that area, with more to come. I would say at least give it a different colour than blue/sliver/green. Make it black and then it won't blend into the glass canyon already there.

When are we going to get something exciting? (besides an all glass tower)

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Antiguo 24-01-2015, 08:01:56   #6
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I expected something taller for this area
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Antiguo 24-01-2015, 19:31:10   #7
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I expected something taller for this area
Me too...
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Antiguo 25-01-2015, 07:02:01   #8
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Doubling up on the horizontal lines tricks the eye into thinking its taller: it's 2 lines for floor rather than 1 line. 45-50 floors seem to be as tall as our new slate of office buildings want to go. In the 70s-80s it was 60-70 floors so we've gone backwards.
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Antiguo 25-01-2015, 21:45:03   #9
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You may be right. Proportionally it would definitely look better with more height....
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