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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:30 AM   #921
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Agreed, that's a superb view. I imagine that more tall buildings would extend west from the CBD in the near future, but I don't think the St. Lawrence neighbourhood will be seeing skyscrapers anytime soon. I'd prefer denser European-style midrise neighbourhoods in place of the current low-rise sections.
In both St. Lawrence and King West we'll likely see more of the same: mid rise development. I've often wondered about that slither directly south of the Esplanade though. It's community housing, but might see the same type of redevelopment that's happening in Regents Park. 40 floor buildings would work there and buffer St. Lawrence from the Gardiner. North of St. Lawrence we'll likely see mid-rise or a little taller.

Long term, the key to Toronto's growth will predominantly lie with mid rise development despite high rises getting most of the attention. If we're to accommodate continued population growth without expanding our footprint, we'll need tens of thousands of mid rise buildings all over metro. The nodes are the only places where we can put taller buildings: the core, Yonge/Eglinton, Humber Bay, NYCC, etc.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:14 AM   #922
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Emerald Park Condos | North York Centre | 42 + 33 floors

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Old November 18th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #923
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Is the 610k starting price comparable for the location?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #924
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Is the 610k starting price comparable for the location?
When the condo was first released I believe the starting price for a 1-bedroom was in the mid 300,000s. This location is particularly desirable, being so close to the Financial District, Union Station and St. Lawrence Market, but there are other condo projects with similar location perks like L Tower, Backstage, and INDX and I believe all of them started from the 350s.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #925
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When the condo was first released I believe the starting price for a 1-bedroom was in the mid 300,000s. This location is particularly desirable, being so close to the Financial District, Union Station and St. Lawrence Market, but there are other condo projects with similar location perks like L Tower, Backstage, and INDX and I believe all of them started from the 350s.
Ah OK ... mid-300s sounds very reasonable!
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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #926
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Allenbury Garden Redevelopment | Fairview Mall | Proposed

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Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has partnered with Fram Building Group and submitted a proposal to redevelop the TCHC site at Allenbury Gardens with 1,106 residential units having a gross floor area of 92,120 m2 including 150 m2 of commercial space and a density of 3.1 FSI. The proposal would involve redesignation of the lands from Neighbourhoods to Apartment Neighbourhoods. The development would include 979 condominium units and 127 social housing replacement units and be comprised of 6 apartment buildings with heights ranging from 7 to 23 storeys as well as 3 storey stacked townhouses and back to back townhouses. The apartment buildings would be located along Fairview Mall Drive and Highway 404. Four blocks of 2 storey townhouses are proposed along Allenbury Gardens, another block of townhouses is proposed along Fairview Mall Drive and 3 storey stacked townhouses are proposed along Kingslake Road.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #927
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Ryerson Student Learning Centre | Downtown Yonge | 8 floors

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Dykers is the principal designer of Snøhetta, one of two architecture firms designing the Student Learning Centre, a transformative new building on Yonge Street. Dykers was in Toronto recently, with 40 staff members from Snøhetta’s New York office, to tour the SLC construction site. Architecture firms invite staff to visit project sites as a learning tool and to give architects who have worked on the design a first-hand update on the status of the building. To date, three levels of the eight-storey structure have been built with the fourth level now underway.
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The Student Learning Centre, co-designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects, boldly marks Ryerson's new face on Yonge Street. It will feature a dazzling glass facade, a welcoming elevated plaza, a bridge to the Library and a range of academic, study and collaborative spaces. The SLC is part of the university’s Make Your Mark campaign in action. Fundraising is underway and, with the support of the community, the SLC will be a landmark achievement.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #928
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Wow, so many projects going on in Toronto! What's the reason behind this boom?
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #929
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Wow, so many projects going on in Toronto! What's the reason behind this boom?
Toronto has a safe market for real estate, has a stable economy and has faced considerable population growth and densification in the core. Unfortunately the prices for these condos have sky rocketed and inflated to such a point that only specific buyers (rich investors) can possibly own one, rather than appealing for a family-oriented public. Sooner or later the boom is going to slow down. Hopefully it slows down without a serious collapse of the market.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 02:38 AM   #930
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Eau du Soleil | Humber Bay Shores | 63 + 49 floors | Proposed

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The amendments mean a few changes to the plan that we are familiar with, as presented in the above rendering. Their effect will be, essentially, to improve the sunlight and wind conditions around the building. Here's what will change:

The taller tower will now be 63 storeys instead of 66, with the shorter tower growing to 49 storeys from 46. The modified heights are meant to balance and decrease the shadows cast by the buildings.
The archway space between the two towers will be increased in height to 11.9 metres (39 feet). This will allow for more light and a better visual connection through the arch, while decreasing the wind.
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The overall design by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Richmond Architects, otherwise, will remain the same. In the meantime, the amendments look to secure more aspects of the development. That includes:
  • 268 public and commercial parking spaces on the site, to be underground instead of aboveground as per the original proposal.
  • An agreement on appropriate Section 37 funds from the project.
    A detailed plan for the walkways and parks at the site's base, and how to pay for them (Section 37, and/or cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication).
  • Input from representatives from the Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association and owners, to provide input on the design of the TRCA/City Park, as integrated with Eau du Soleil’s publicly accessible open space and walkways proposed on-site.
  • Addressing any wind impacts associated with the development, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 02:47 AM   #931
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The Carlaw | Riverdale | 12 floors

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Meant to post these already - these are shots from last weekend. P3 and P2 are mostly done on the north side of the site - excavation is still wrapping up on the south side.

Looking SW from NE corner against Filmic Lane:
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 03:23 AM   #932
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Queen Richmond Centre West | Queen West | 17 floors

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Old November 22nd, 2013, 10:04 PM   #933
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Bay Adelaide Centre East | Financial District | 44 floors

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They were doing a major pour last night for the tower core. Trucks were line up on both streets.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 10:11 PM   #934
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Unfortunately the prices for these condos have sky rocketed and inflated to such a point that only specific buyers (rich investors) can possibly own one, rather than appealing for a family-oriented public.
That's not a fair statement. If anything the condo boom has kept downtown affordable for first time buyers. Entry level condos can still be had for $250,000 but you need about $300,000 for a 1 bedroom. If it weren't for the condo boom, downtown wouldn't be an option for all but the wealthy.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 10:15 PM   #935
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Wow, so many projects going on in Toronto! What's the reason behind this boom?
Besides the population boom and interest in downtown living, one also has to factor in that Toronto has largely wrestled top position in Canada away from Montreal over the last 30 years. Toronto is Canada's NYC for lack of a better term, and the city is still in a transformational period from large 2nd city into an international hub. These things don't happen over night.

It will likely take another 15-20 years before the dust settles. Toronto is morphing into a vastly different place than it was, or is today.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 03:09 AM   #936
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Ten York | Harbourfront | 65 floors

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The parking lot is closing December 1st according to my newsletter from Car2Go.

"REMINDER: Due to the delay of construction at 10 York St. we have been able to re-open the lot until November 30[SUP]th[/SUP]. After November 30th, we are sorry to announce that this lot will be closed to the public and members will no longer be able to start and end trips at 10 York St. Please use the car2go designated car2go lots, 45 Bay St or 40 York St."
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DUKE Condos | The Junction | 7 floors | Proposed

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Duke Condos Designed with Junction Neighbourhood Values in Mind
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As one of Toronto’s most progressive developers, TAS believes in the important role that developers play in building cities: developers not only build buildings, but they create communities. For TAS, this means connecting the various elements involved in condominium development including supporting the local economy, enhancing sustainability, and celebrating diversity in order to foster positive relationships and build cohesive communities. Their view is that every action is connected. “What starts as a building, expands into a neighbourhood and if properly fostered, evolves into a community.”

To do this, TAS relies on what they call the “Four Pillars of Sustainability” which provides a framework for the company’s decision making process through each stage of development. These consist of:
  1. Social – A commitment to initiating and fostering a positive impact on the social fibre of our local and global communities.
  2. Ecological – Respect for nature and a commitment to developing projects that help sustain our planet through a minimized ecological footprint.
  3. Cultural – Recognition and support for diverse forms of art and culture based on TAS’ commitment to innovative design.
  4. Economic – A commitment to develop the economic prosperity of the communities and neighborhoods in which we work.

TAS’s philosophy of innovative design, and social, cultural and economic cohesion is evident in their latest project, Duke Condominiums, located in the heart of The Junction. The name itself is a reflection of its location in the community as it as an amalgamation of Dundas and Keele Streets.
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Lago & Riva del Lago | Humber Bay Shores | 49 + 14 + 3 floors | Under construction

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Pinnacle on Adelaide | Entertainment District | 43 floors

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12° Condos | Grange Park | 11 floors

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