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Old January 26th, 2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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45-storey tower for Etobicoke's waterfront

The tallest tower in a new 6-tower development for Etobicoke's waterfront. Renderings to follow soon. (not tonight)
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Old January 26th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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oh, oh. rumour?

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Old January 26th, 2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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If this is true, it's great news!
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Old January 26th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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So far this supposed to be the tallest tower in that area
after Palace Pier of course...

45 ? Great news though !!!

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=171867
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Old January 27th, 2005, 02:07 AM   #5
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^Thats assuming it is ever approved for that height
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Old January 27th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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All these new projects. Things are getting fun again!
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Old January 27th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #7
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That tower is gonna stick out like a sore thumb. The only tall things in that area are the Grand Harbour and Marina Del Rey condos, both of which don't come even close to that height.
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Old January 28th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #8
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That tower is gonna stick out like a sore thumb. The only tall things in that area are the Grand Harbour and Marina Del Rey condos, both of which don't come even close to that height.
Isn't Palace Pier and Palace point in Etobicoke, or is that still the old city of Toronto?
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Old January 28th, 2005, 03:03 AM   #9
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The Humber was the border between the borough and the old city.






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Old January 29th, 2005, 02:46 AM   #10
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Old January 29th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #11
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Wow, that is one big complex. I would bet that it will run into some NIMBY problems.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #12
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The complex will include three more towers around similar heights, but I don't have renderings for them. Actually I do...


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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:41 AM   #13
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Yeah, that development's right by my house. That means they'd tear down the SNC Lavalin building currently standing on the site. There's already a sign from the city planning office in front of the building from the last 2 years or so. This is truly gonna stand out like a sore thumb.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #14
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There might be some cool retail opportunities at the base though?
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #15
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There might be some cool retail opportunities at the base though?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that would happen. My area really doesn't have any good shops, the closest is Sherway Gardens some 12 km away...
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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:36 AM   #16
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There's already a sign from the city planning office in front of the building from the last 2 years or so. This is truly gonna stand out like a sore thumb.
I think it looks very nice. It seems to treat the street properly.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:38 AM   #17
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Nice podiums. Very glassy.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:48 AM   #18
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I think it looks very nice. It seems to treat the street properly.
It doesn't treat the street properly, there's nothing glassy over there except for the building currently standing on the site. And, the tallest buildings around are only 35 floors high.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #19
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Looking at the older siteplan, it does meet the street with retail. 35-storeys was the original height but it has somehow morped into 45. Maybe Etobicoke's committee of adjustments, or the height previously did not include the podium which is the tactic Waterpark City pulled.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 05:00 AM   #20
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I doubt anything will happen, that sign's been there for 2 years and no sales office has opened since. I haven't even heard news of this project until now.
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