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Old February 11th, 2015, 06:38 AM   #1341
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You might be right. I can't think of anything else. Some of our wonderful 70s-80s architecture seems most at risk. Very few value it and are in a mad hurry to bulldoze them or make them look current.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 07:14 AM   #1342
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You might be right. I can't think of anything else. Some of our wonderful 70s-80s architecture seems most at risk. Very few value it and are in a mad hurry to bulldoze them or make them look current.
Actually further down on University Avenue they did a pretty bad 'modernization' of the 1971 Zurich Center

They removed the steel panels that fit well with the brown concrete and replaced them with some plasticky grey spandrel.



It wasn't that great a building to begin with but it looks worse now and the reclad's very obvious.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 04:15 PM   #1344
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Yes, the architectural integrity of Zurich Life has been compromised.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 07:45 AM   #1345
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Yes, the architectural integrity of Zurich Life has been compromised.
IIRC, it was built as the Travellers Life Insurance building. I never much cared for it then and the recent recladding has done absolutely nothing to change that.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #1346
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River City
U/C | 16 st, 12 st | ??? m | West Don Lands

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Just to clarify, River City is just one development project in West Don Lands and does not necessarily represent the entire extent of WDL Phase I.

The River City project itself by Urban Capital is broken up into 4 phases:
  • phase 1 includes 2 buildings fronting King Street & River Street (being 15 and 7 storeys respectively)
  • phase 2 will be the 'cube-ist' tower (12s?) parallel/facing Don River
  • phase 3 will be the (30s?) point tower next to the Central Park
  • phase 4 will be the (12s?) tower centred on River Square
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Context with surrounding area


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Courtyard between Phase I & II, looking south toward Phase III



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Old February 13th, 2015, 08:38 AM   #1347
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Westlake Village (2200 Lake Shore Blvd W)
U/C | 48 st, 43 st, 38 st | ??? m | Humber Bay Shores / Etobicoke]

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Developer: Onni Group
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[img]http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/images/WestlakeShower750.jpg[/img




The 48-storey first tower is registering now.

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Old February 13th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #1348
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Theatre Park
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U/C | 47 st | 157 m | Entertainment District


http://www.theatrepark.ca/flash.php
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Theatre Park, as you know, is launching shortly. The building, now approved at 47 storeys, has had some changes since its first incarnation, and now sports a beefed-up podium. The park plan in front is now more fully formed, and includes a restaurant at the base of the tower behind a reflecting pool. No doubt the restaurant will be mobbed prior to the nightly shows at the Royal Alex next door...







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Old February 13th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #1349
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Bank of Nova Scotia building kept their circa 1952 building and added a huge atrium to the side of it.. mind you that was full on historic preservation and not facadism.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #1350
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What a shame they couldn't build that cantilevered roof structure.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #1351
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Yes, it was a beautiful feature and tied it all together. The constant 'bait and switch' is getting tiring. They pass it off as 'artistic license'. They can call it what they want but they're basically lying.... and doing it on purpose.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #1352
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hm... I wonder what purposes those zig-zag things play in the building, beside being an aesthethic features. I mean, do they act as braces?
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I think they are not braces or something. As seen on the photos, the building is almost finish yet some of these x's are not yet in place.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:26 PM   #1354
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Chaz Yorkville (45 Charles St E)
U/C | 47 st | ??? m | Downtown / Bloor-Yorkville


http://www.chazyorkville.com/
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[IMG]http://i32.************/v60sp5.jpg[/IMG]




UrbanToronto recently visited Chaz on Charles,which gave us the opportunity to study the scale model of the building
for a closer look both at how Chaz will meet the street, and at some of its ground level amenities. We will spin around
the scale model, and start with a view from the northeast.


Northeast view of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



Down at street level, this rendering takes in the limestone-clad podium that faces Charles Street.


Street view of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd



We get in closer to the sidewalk lobby entrance.


Street view of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



The same area, but from the northeast instead of the northwest.


Street view of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



Looking down on the area, we see the layout more clearly. At the right we see the driveway heading to the car drop, and then a snaking
sculpture amidst light poles in the plaza. Below that is the main entrance from the sidewalk, and a path leading the the outdoor landscaped
terrace at bottom. We'll look more at the terrace later in this tour.


Street side of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



Past the lobby entrance we find ourselves in a relaxing space designed by Ceconni Simone. The space is divided into a series of smaller spaces
- a Living Room, a Wet Bar, a Dining Room (with wet bar and catering kitchen) and a Billiards Room - all of which open onto a landscaped outdoor
terrace. The east lobby spaces will be bookable for private functions.


Lobby at Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd



Outside again, we take a look down on the landscaped terrace, created by LandArtDesign.


East terrace at Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



This rendering gives us an idea of the terrace during the evening.


Outdoor Terrace at Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd



Looking back at the terrace from the southeast.


East terrace at Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



From a distance, the full east side of the building will look like this.


East side of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



We spin 'round to the south. Up near the top we see the Chaz Club with its dramatic two-storey view over the city.
We'll come back for a better look at the club in a future story.


South side of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



Back at ground level we see the terrace from the south end, and sitting areas and bike lock-ups in the plaza area at the back of the building.


South side of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



A rendering gives us a view of the south side of the podium. While it is not readily apparent in the rendering, all sides of the podium will be clad in limestone.


South side of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd



The west side of the building, as you can see above as well, features the driveway a car drop-off.
The garage entrance is shown correctly in the model below, not the rendering above.


West entrance to Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



This rendering depicts the car drop-off area.


West entrance to Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White



Looking back at the west side entrance from the north.


West entrance to Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd



Finally, a full shot of the model from the northwest.


Northwest view of Chaz on Charles by Edenshaw Homes and 45 Charles Ltd, image by Craig White


Posted by interchange42 on UT.

Start of demolition is currently slated for July 4.


Posted by androiduk on UT.

Application: Demolition Folder (DM) Status: Not Started

Location: 45 CHARLES ST E
TORONTO M4Y 1S2

Ward 27: Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Application#: 11 202282 DEM 00 DM Accepted Date: May 25, 2011

Project: Multiple Use/Non Residential Demolition

Description: Proposal to demolish 8 storey multi use commercial building. See 11 101340 BLD for new proposed condo.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:43 AM   #1355
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hm... I wonder what purposes those zig-zag things play in the building, beside being an aesthethic features. I mean, do they act as braces?
They were architectural rather than structural.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #1356
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Pace Condominiums
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Old February 19th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #1357
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can your guys post one render and one construction pic please the page gets too heavy.....
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Old February 20th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #1358
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I'll look for posts that have fewer images in them to quote on this thread.
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North St James Town

Proposed | 45st + 4st + 12st + 37st + 45st | ??? | Saint James Town

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PJ Condos
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