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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:40 PM   #21
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I'm not certain but I do recall that some of the negotiations with the planning dept called for stone to be used at the base - so I'm assuming that's the first 5 or 6 floors before the first set back.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 12:36 AM   #22
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There is a better rendering here:
http://www.condolifemag.com/showcases/previews.pdf

I think it looks very good. It got my attention when I was flipping through the latest Condo Guide.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 03:02 AM   #23
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Thats the same rendering as the one in the star and theres also one a huge banner on bloor street on the side of a building, not sure which one, but if your near old varsity stadium look east and on the left side of the road.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:26 AM   #24
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I just hope that Pemberton doesn't screw up the facade. I was walking on Bloor street today and I saw how ugly the 85 Bloor condo tower turned out to be. Maybe its because today is a rainy day but it was damn ugly along with the hotel building next to it. They looked like pure concrete bunkers.
This is what happens when you have crappy precast:
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 06:08 AM   #25
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^Precast is fine. The marroon coloured spandrels, grey mullions and tint (rose?brown?yellow?) that are ugly.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 08:40 PM   #26
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I like it. This could end up looking beautiful like Commerce Court North but with a much cheaper facade.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 10:47 PM   #27
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^ it'll be no CCW, that's for sure.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #28
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Can anyone give an example of where Pemberton hasn't made a condo look like total crap? So far, I have seen what they have done at Yonge and Finch and it isn't pretty.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #29
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^Actually, Pemberton hasn't had that many condo developments at all. I don't get why all of you guys bash'em that much.
All the have right now are the beach condos, Pulse, Port Royal Place, and a couple in Mississauga.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #30
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Let's see ... over 8 storeys

Princess Place - 4
Pemberton Avenue - 5
Bayview Glen - 3 (+2 u/c)
Port Royal Place - 3 (+2 u/c)
Peninsula Place - 1
Parkway Place - 3
Papillon Place 1 (+1 u/c)

I consider that a lot
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Old April 5th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #31
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^And they all look like crap?
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Old April 5th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #32
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Pemberton seems to have an obsession with the word "place"
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:23 PM   #33
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I read somewhere that they would be using "black granite" for the base - I'll try to post more when I get confirmation.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:44 PM   #34
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Pemberton seems to have an obsession with the word "place"
It's more that they try to use the letter P in all their projects. P for Pemberton. How clever

And yes, all those projects listed suck. I would place Pemberton as the worst condo builder in Toronto. They obviously use in-house architects but I like The Uptown. Hope it turns out nice.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #35
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I heard sales were slow, will it be built.

Also i looked at the prices and they are rather much but its yorkville.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordMandeep
I heard sales were slow, will it be built.

Also i looked at the prices and they are rather much but its yorkville.
I heard sales were slow as well but they are supposed to have a new marketing plan.

Personally, I would like to see this get built.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #37
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Me too. The Uptown doesn't look like most condos going up right now. It's more elegant, more glamourous, and very New York.

Our city needs it. It would be my favorite addition to the northern skyline.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #38
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"It's more elegant, more glamourous, and very New York. "

dude, remember it's only a rendering
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Old May 27th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #39
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If the precast and detailing is done nicely we could have quite an elegant building here. But remember it's by Pemberton so the results might be iffy.

And sales have been slow due to the high prices and most people choosing the Yorkville area for a condo would prefer something shorter like Regency, Hazelton, 100 Yorkville/Bellair,etc.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #40
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IF it's anything like the renderings, I'll be happy... I think it will be similar enough, and even if the quality isn't perfect, it will look stereotypically 'New York City' enough for me to love it...

I am quite excited. When should we expect construction?

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