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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #41
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^ When you come to visit, (and I hope it is soon), I will take you to this intersection... I would be willing to bet it makes more sense once you stand at one of those corners.... There are lots of similarities between this intersection and Yonge Dundas. So get on that train and head on out here!!!!! I live about two blocks from this corner and I think it desperately needs a bit of pizazz..... I just think sometimes we can be a bit too "restrained" and sometimes it is good to be a teensy bit garish.
I'm hoping those are not billboards, but video screens.
I completely agree. This intersection is a gateway to what Yonge Street is front Front to Bloor- video screens are no issue here. In fact isn't there one on top of the optical store as it is?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #42
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I completely agree. This intersection is a gateway to what Yonge Street is front Front to Bloor- video screens are no issue here. In fact isn't there one on top of the optical store as it is?
Good point. The corner as it exists is covered with signage.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #43
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Yonge from Front to Bloor is an entertainment area.

Yonge gets more "posh" north of bloor.

I really think Yonge/eglinton is in better shape then the Yonge/Bloor intersection today.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #44
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yeah might as well, though that particular podium would be better if it was open to the street since it's all glass.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #45
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yonge-bloor is officially recognized as downtown (or CBD) by most if not all urban professionals.

Bloor is definetely "downtown", but back in the 20's & 30's, everything north of College was refered to as "Midtown" (actually I think it was just Uptown...not midtown at the time). Old habits die hard, so I think the old monickers still get used occaisionally.




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There are lots of similarities between this intersection and Yonge Dundas.

You're correct...Yonge & Bloor and Yonge & Dundas are both part of the "Yonge Strip", which basically runs from Queen to Bloor, and is a completely different vibe (and just as important IMO) from the upscale Bloor West/Yorkville shopping district. I think any of the visual loudness found at Y&D should be "appropriate" anywhere along the stretch.




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Looks set to be a stunner, I'd be surprised if it wasn't a supertall especially @ 80 storeys and being mixed-use. What sort of height are people expecting? 320m?

That'd be nice, but I don't think so. Going off the rendering, actual floors look to only be around 69...only the bottom 4 floors is commercial, and have high commercial floor-ro-floors...the other 65 residential floors will probably be no more than 10 feet. The roof structure looks to be the equivilent of about 6 floors.

I'd be very surprised if this goes much over 800 feet.




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Old March 27th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #46
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I'm all for that tower being developed! I love the design and I find it visually innovative- something Toronto's most exclusive street needs.

I believe that if this tower is built, it will spark further development on Bloor and we could possibly see a lot of the low-rise buildings turning into high-rises.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #47
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^ it is amazing how many condos are going up within a few blocks radius of that
corner.... the area is on fire.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #48
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This is not the design, it's been updated since and this one's been removed from the architect's website. We'll get a glimpse of it on April 5th.
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Old March 27th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #49
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... I wonder what the insider scoop is on it.. do you
by any chance know, cassius?
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Old March 28th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #50
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crystal blu has 10 ft ceilings.i wonder if bazis does it on this tower
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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #51
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^ When you come to visit, (and I hope it is soon), I will take you to this intersection... I would be willing to bet it makes more sense once you stand at one of those corners.... There are lots of similarities between this intersection and Yonge Dundas. So get on that train and head on out here!!!!! I live about two blocks from this corner and I think it desperately needs a bit of pizazz..... I just think sometimes we can be a bit too "restrained" and sometimes it is good to be a teensy bit garish.
I'm hoping those are not billboards, but video screens.
Well it might be ok if the vibe is different.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #52
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Taller, Better. Can't say that I do. And to be honest I may end up being proved wrong come April 5th, but the developers made mention that a rendering floating around the internet is an older version, in a newspaper article yesterday. But I suppose it's possible they were referring to the original 1 Bloor East proposal, though that was completely different developers, architects and owners.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #53
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Those ads from the rendering look to me like video screens, not billboards. It's a nice looking design so hopefully the final version won't be too different.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 12:43 AM   #54
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how the tower fits in the immediate area

done by wyliepoon from urban toronto


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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:22 AM   #55
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Damn, that's impressive!!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:00 AM   #56
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That top section's really going for height! Someone has the right idea - very impressive.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 10:54 AM   #57
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Is the unveiling at the Manulife open to the public? Any word on proposed development across the street on the southwest corner?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:01 AM   #58
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Damn, it's very huge stuff
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #59
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80 floors sounds tall, but certain comments suggest that it will only be 205 metres which would be extremely short for a building with that many floors. The unveiling is on April 5th, so we'll know shortly.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #60
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I think it looks good
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