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Old May 17th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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TORONTO | 2 Queen Street West | 220m | 65 fl | Cancelled







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Old May 17th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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For those wondering, this is going to be a 65 storey rental tower.

Great location for this one and the height shouldn't be an issue with the city (here's hoping). No parking spaces for this one at all. Looks great - love seeing the Heritage building being reconstructed to add higher-end retail to this location.
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I'm surprised they didn't go with a rounded corner to match the heritage building at the base, but otherwise it looks good. If they carried the cross hatching (diagonal lattice) all the way to the top it would be even better.
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Hearst tower style, I like it. Are there many buildings in toronto that incorporate heritage buildings into their base? is this a requirement?
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Hearst tower style, I like it. Are there many buildings in toronto that incorporate heritage buildings into their base? is this a requirement?
Yes, there are several buildings that do this. Some demolish the building but rebuild the facade, while others build around the heritage structure. Heritage buildings are protected in Toronto under the Ontario Heritage Act, and City Council approval is needed should the owner wish to apply for demolition.

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That said, it should be noted that protection under the Heritage Act is a colossal joke in Toronto. If the building is sitting on valuable land we usually see it torn down and a shell built so we're fooled into thinking it's still there. All the examples above except Massey Tower (2nd rendering) involve the the demolition of the heritage building. What we're left with is an illusion.

Other times we encounter arson or a demolition without permits.
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That said, it should be noted that protection under the Heritage Act is a colossal joke in Toronto. If the building is sitting on valuable land we usually see it torn down and a shell built so we're fooled into thinking it's still there. All the examples above except Massey Tower (2nd rendering) involve the the demolition of the heritage building. What we're left with is an illusion.

Other times we encounter arson or a demolition without permits.
All life is but a transitory illusion
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That's little consolation.
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I found James Cooper Mansion to be a success.


The worst offender is One Bedford
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Nice design, not great. New design for Toronto.
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The worst offender is One Bedford
I love how most of these old buildings have been incorporated into the new tower.
I agree that One Bedford looks bad.
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Old September 19th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #13
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Nice find. It seems to have lost its diagonal bracing pattern at the base and now it has balconies. It's still good, but this one might end up rather forgettable if they keep dumbing it down. I've lost a good chunk of my interest over the current revisions.

This below was far nicer:

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I like the new one more, the delineation of the straight lines and the diagonal lines looked odd in the old version. the new version handles it much better.
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The previous one was more darker and, imho, better.
They have also added balconies (ugh).
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There is mention that it will either have recessed or juliet balconies. It seems that, if there are balconies, that they will be facing North and South only.

There are still revisions to be made, but for now it's looking quite nice for a rental tower.

The good news is again, that there will be no parking spots and that the heritage fašade will be restored to it's original design.

Within the ground realm, two storeys of high quality retail would go in behind the rebuilt heritage front, while amenities for the rental tower would be located above, with a landscaped roof terrace crowing it at the fifth level.
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That is very cool. I love it.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 03:31 AM   #19
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^ I like the design of this rental tower + The location seems convenient .
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