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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #661
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STAFF REPORT - JUNE 1, 2011

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...file-38796.pdf

Proposal

...a mixed use development comprising two residential condominium towers of 20 and 57
storeys and a podium ranging in height from six to ten storeys, including retail at grade...
The proposed L-shaped podium wraps around the perimeter of the property.

(Quadrangle Architects)


Posted by Mongo on UT.

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It is coming to City's Design Review Panel on 21 June.

271 Front Street East & 25 Berkeley Street
Site Plan Application & Rezoning, 1st Review
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Willie Macrae, Community Planning ; Myron Boyko, Urban Design
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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #662
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STAFF REPORT - MAY 30, 2011

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...file-38795.pdf

Proposal

The applicant is proposing to redevelop the existing retail commercial site and parking lot and construct
two 58-storey residential towers (182 metres excluding mechanical penthouse, 192 metres including
mechanical penthouse) on a common 7-storey podium (23 metres). The applicant is proposing to develop
the site in phases with the podium and the south tower in Phase 1 and the north tower in Phase
2. Each residential tower has a separate lobby for pedestrian access...

...Approximately 1,255 square meters of retail space is proposed within the podium of the development.
The retail space is proposed to front along Yonge Street and wrap around the north and south end of the
podium along Maitland Street and Alexander Street. The Yonge Street façade is proposed to contain
retail display area from the mezzanine to the 7th floor. A public art space is provided at the south west
corner of the site...

...The applicant is proposing five levels of above grade parking within the podium that includes both
vehicular and bicycle parking. One level of below grade bicycle parking is proposed. Above grade
parking is required because the TTC subway tunnel runs diagonally through the length of the property.

(architectsAlliance)


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As you can see, the elevations are FAR less stumpy than the photos posted earlier (at a severe angle).
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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #663
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Here is a picture of the line render from the site. This thing is thin!!!!





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Going tall on Charles: Area residents had been hearing rumours for months, and knew it was only a matter of time before a condo development application for 42 Charles Street East would be filed with the city planning department. What they didn’t know for certain was how tall the condo tower proposed for the site — presently occupied by a a nine-storey YMCA building — would be. While real estate websites had been claiming that Cresford Developments was going to announce plans for a spectacular 64-storey skyscraper, some people who live in two recently-built Cresford condos on Charles Street told me they had heard it would be “only” 50 to 55 floors instead. But the May 13 development application put all speculation to rest. It proposes a 58-storey tower rising 186.7 metres atop a four-storey (16-metre) podium.The tower would have 570 condo units, two lobbies (one off Charles Street, the other off Hayden Street to the north), five levels of underground parking with spaces for 215 vehicles, and 230 bicycle parking spots. Building amenities would be provided in the podium and atop of the podium’s roof.

Cresford is the developer that recently built two other condo towers on Charles: the 46-storey Casa Condominium tower at 33 Charles Street East, and the 32-storey Bloor Street Neighbourhood (BSN) condo at 38 Charles Street East. When word got out that Cresford had purchased the YMCA property, condo tower fans and foes alike immediately started speculating that a “Casa 2″ was in the works. If approved by the city, Cresford’s latest condo won’t be the only new tower rising on the one-way street in the popular Bloor-Yorkville area. Demolition of an eight-storey office building at 45 Charles Street East is expected to commence next month, to make room for construction of the 39-storey Chaz on Charles condominium. But if Cresford gets the go-ahead, its tower will easily dwarf the 138-metre Casa, as well as the 163-metre, 51-storey Manulife Centre two blocks west. Looks like Charles Street is destined to become the “condo canyon” I wondered about in my March 1 2011 post after all.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #664
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30 Ordnance Street, 35 & 30 storeys

City staff report with elevation drawings:

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...file-32560.pdf


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Old June 24th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #665
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toronto has a new proposal daily, its just a matter of time until we get a supertall.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #666
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2-8 Gloucester Proposal, Toronto. 29 storeys, 99.7 m

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http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...024#post536024

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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #667
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Interesting new Toronto office development:

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...-sq.-ft-Oxford).

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Leasing being carried out by oxford.

It's an interesting site ... launched to help with their big blocks of office space available (they actually don't have that much really ... other then this new development):

http://www.oxfordbigblocks.com/build...g=100-adelaide

Pretty nice hat to this building ! Similar to the RBC center but I like the top better.

More renderings available on the site:

http://www.oxfordbigblocks.com/build...g=100-adelaide









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Fantastic new project. Just wish it was taller.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #669
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Another large proposal on the horizon for Toronto ...

http://www.postcity.com/Post-City-Ma...into/index.php

Article link posted by greenleaf on UrbanToronto

New Yonge & Eglinton tower could top Minto

Developer proposes to build a 57-storey condo on northeast corner

ANNA SAJECKI


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A proposal surfaced last month, which would see a condo higher than the Minto Tower built at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. Developer Bazis International introduced the news at a meeting attended by Coun. Josh Matlow and representatives from the Sherwood Park Residents’ Association.
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Bazis has bought up several properties at the corner anchored by the TD Canada Trust bank. Matlow said the proposed height of the tower is approximately 160 metres — three storeys higher than the controversial 54-storey Minto development (just south of Eglinton Avenue).
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According to Matlow, preliminary discussions have been focused more on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue as a whole, rather than solely on the proposed building. “When we discuss one development, we have to consider how the junction works,” he said. A primary concern is establishing an open public space at the intersection, Matlow said, especially since the public square at the northwest corner will be lost as part of the RioCan redevelopment. It is also important to study how the underground LRT and subway stations will be integrated and what retail space at street level should look like.
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According to Mills, all parties were receptive during the meeting — though finding a happy medium is going to be a long process. Matlow agreed: “We, as a community, have an opportunity to consider what boundaries we need to set.”
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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #670
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Paving farmland for Pickering airport ‘a crime against humanity’: resident
Toronto Star
July 12, 2011



Pat Horne clearly remembers the day in 1972 when Pickering was picked as the site of a new airport.

“We were in total shock,” says the Claremont resident and co-founder of the original protest group, People or Planes. “Farmers who were milking their cows that night heard the next day they were losing their land.”

Almost 40 years later, the on-again off-again mega project is on again with the release of Transport Canada’s report on Monday confirming the need for an airport in about 15 years, with Pickering as the ideal location.

The news this time comes as no surprise to Horne, whose 80-hectare crop farm overlooks a not-yet-built runway near Brock Rd. north of Highway 7. But she’s no less dismayed at the idea of paving over agricultural greenbelt.

“When you hear about the famine in (Somalia), it’s a crime against humanity to even consider wasting that prime farmland,” says Horne, now a member of the newer conservation group, Land Over Landings.

In concluding that the Greater Golden Horseshoe area will need an airport as early as 2027, Transport Canada recommended the federal government hang on to the 7,530 hectares it acquired four decades ago for that purpose.

Seven hundred homes and farms in north Pickering have dwindled to about 150 that are still occupied following expropriation by the government. It’s left a stark contrast between vast green spaces alive with corn and soybeans, and boarded-up buildings ravaged by neglect in ghost-town-like settings.

“It’s very sad when these old farmhouses are abandoned,” says Andrew McKay, who rents an 80-year-old homestead smack-dab in the middle of airport lands. The dusty, bone-jarring rural route he takes to get there is marked “Caution. Broken road.”

“There’s a house through the trees that’s been empty for five or 10 years,” says McKay. “It’s dangerous if kids play there because of the rotting stairs and roof falling in.”

Transport Canada’s report has revived concerns over noise, pollution and lower property values in a community that’s been in limbo for decades. But some residents are just now waking up to reality.

“We stupidly didn’t look into it beforehand,” admits Carol Pistchik, whose family moved into a 5,000-square-foot luxury home in Claremont six years ago. “We’ll be able to wave at passengers as the planes fly overhead.”

The new subdivision with a million-dollar view is “a beautiful community and I think the airport will ruin it,” she says, adding property values will take a big hit.

Just off Brock Rd., Terry Griffiths runs a doggie daycare and grooming pad in a house he leases from year to year. He doesn’t think the airport will ever happen.

“There are way too many hurdles — the environmental guys, the heritage committee. Then they have to convince everyone there’s a need, then find the money ...”

Around the corner, a resident recalls an 1853 heritage building at Brougham’s main intersection being renovated for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

“They said if people had questions about the airport, they were right there to answer them,” she says. “Well, we all laughed, saying, ‘Wow, they spent a lot of money for us.’”

The stately mansion, whose renovations were rumoured to have cost close to $1 million, has been empty for two years.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #671
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Council approves foot tunnel to island airport
Published On Fri Jul 15 2011
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In another break with the David Miller era, city council has approved a pedestrian tunnel to the Billy Bishop island airport.

The agreement with the federal Toronto Port Authority, approved Thursday night in a 24-13 vote, allows the city to upgrade its water and sewage mains to the Toronto Islands during tunnel construction. City staff said that would save half the $20 million cost of replacing the mains.

The port authority will pay the tunnel’s capital costs once it has final federal approvals for the tunnel, which will give travellers more access to the busy airport. The minutes-long ferry rides from the mainland will continue.

The underwater tunnel is a fallback position. The TPA has long wanted a bridge but opposition from nearby residents – former mayor David Miller was elected in 2003 promising to scrap a planned span – has prevented it.

Adam Vaughan, the councillor for the area, unsuccessfully urged his colleagues to reject the tunnel deal.

He said that promised new spots for taxi drop-offs and short-term parking won’t solve the traffic mess near Queens Quay and Bathurst St.

“This deal does nothing to solve the issues of the residents I represent,” said Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina).

Air Canada's return to the island airport, in addition to primary tenant Porter Airlines, is only expected to make the airport busier.
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Durham gives go-ahead to burn its trash
2011/07/26 21:41:00
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Durham Region’s controversial garbage incinerator is a go.

Six years in the planning, the $272 million facility got the green light from regional council in a 16-7 vote following an all-day meeting Tuesday.

The approval of a co-owners’ agreement with York Region, which is a 21 per cent partner in the project, means construction of the GTA’s first incinerator in 20 years can begin this fall.

The energy-from-waste facility, which will burn up to 140,000 tonnes of Durham and York’s trash a year, will be built and operated by Covanta Energy Corp. in Clarington. Construction will take three years.

Tuesday’s decision in front of 50 spectators followed residents’ fears that air pollution will jeopardize human health and experts’ reassurances that it won’t.

A new study of particulate matter, or “invisible dust,” shows there will be no increased health risk from air emissions over the short or long term, said consultant Christopher Ollson, who’s been involved with the project since the start.

While air pollution is blamed for thousands of premature deaths in Canada each year, the incinerator’s contribution to the problem would be “very small,” said Dr. Ray Copes, who did a medical review of emissions data.

“I wouldn’t expect a single premature death in a year,” said Copes, director of environmental and occupational health for Public Health Ontario.

But councillors who have long opposed incineration weren’t convinced. “We’re talking about maybe one death,” said John Neal. “Well, who wants to stand up in this room and be that one death?”

Newcastle resident Wendy Bracken argued that Copes miscalculated the mortality rate because he didn’t multiply his figures by 30 years of operation. In reality, between three and 18 people per million will die prematurely, she said.

Another longtime critic, Linda Gasser, warned that “burning garbage is the riskiest and most expensive option there is.” Emission monitoring plans fall far short of commitments made by the previous council, she said.

Some councillors are “turncoats” who have reversed their position on the incinerator since last fall’s election, charged environmental advocate Doug Anderson. “You’ve sold out your constituents.”

Anderson, president of the organization DurhamCLEAR, has started legal action over the site’s zoning, which he says doesn’t permit an incinerator.

As debate dragged on, regional chair Roger Anderson warned council that delays could cost Durham millions. If Covanta can’t begin building this year, the agreed price tag goes out the window, staff said.

But Durham resident Bob Almack made a last-ditch attempt to halt the project with a video on state-of-the-art plastic recycling in other countries.

“Burning plastic is obsolete. The potential for this is huge,” he said, urging council to investigate turning trash into lucrative plastic pellets.
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Amazing how much stuff continues to get built in Toronto. The downtown area is becoming really dense.
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Glass crashes to ground from 2nd Toronto condo
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Temporary scaffolding will go up around the Festival Tower condominiums at the TIFF Bell Lightbox just weeks before the start of its international film festival.

It's an effort to protect people from falling glass.

On Tuesday night, pieces of tempered glass fell from a 27th floor balcony onto John Street just north of King Street West. No one was injured.
The missing glass pane can be seen about halfway up the tower. The missing glass pane can be seen about halfway up the tower. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

"We still don't know as to why this one in particular would have failed," said Tom Dutton, a senior vice-president with Daniels Corporation, the condo developer.

Three weeks ago a piece of glass broke free from the same building.

Dutton says in that instance the metal balcony railing expanded in the heat placing too much pressure on the glass.

In the most recent incident Dutton thinks something may have hit the panel.

But until they know exactly what happened and how to prevent it, the developer is taking precautions.

"We're going to be erecting temporary scaffolding along the sidewalk on John Street," Dutton said.

"The way the balcony has been designed, it's in accordance with all the codes and practice with construction technique but for some reason we seem to have this problem with the tempered glass is letting go," said Dutton.

It's the second time this week that shattered glass from a condo building has forced road closures in downtown Toronto.

Earlier this week a condo on Grosvenor Street also lost balcony glass. There were no injuries in the incident.

Barry Fenton, of Lanterra Developments, said the company has decided "to take down the balconies and repair them, replace them entirely."

Local city councillor Adam Vaughan says the provincial building codes and practices might need another look.

"The glass balconies are tested for pushing against the balconies," said Vaughan. "What they are not stress tested for, apparently, is the wind shear."

Vaughan says experts feel provincial building codes should be revised.
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New rendering of the Bond Condominium from Lifetime's Facebook page, via klb86 on UrbanToronto:

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New rendering for Waterpark Place III, posted by rwtctoronto on UrbanToronto:

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Minto Freed Development (570 Front Street West), Toronto

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Jade Waterfront Condos, 34 floors. Another new tower at Humber Bay Shores. Our "Miami Beach" skyline continues to grow...


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per @buzzbuzzhome, now will be named Jade Waterfront Condominium....

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