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Old March 12th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #1
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TORONTO | Minto Midtown | 160m | 52 fl | 118m | 37 fl | Com

Minto Midtown
MIDTOWN TORONTO





Minto Midtown is a major planning, urban design and intensification project approved for in excess of 900,000 square feet of residential and commercial development located adjacent to the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, a significant rapid transit node near the centre of the new City of Toronto. The development is comprised of two residential towers rising from a five storey podium with a mixture of office, residential and street-related retail uses. Minto Midtown will feature the highest degree of architectural excellence in terms of design, building materials and enhancement of the pedestrian realm through the development of street-related retail and a mid-block open space courtyard.

Location: Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto
Developer: Minto
Architect: SOM
Designation: Residential
Status: Under construction
Expected Occupancy: 2007 & 2008
Height: 387 & 525ft
Floors: 37 & 52
Website: mintomidtown.com/


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Old March 12th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #2
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One of my favorite projects going on right now. Theres days when I just bus to Yonge & Eglinton to get to school so I can see whats going on there. In a few years it will be quite dense and tall... cant wait!
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Old March 12th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #3
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Good Update
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Old March 12th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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Nice to see this in the international forums. It will definitely add a lot to the area.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #5
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Really nice tower
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Old March 12th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #6
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I really like this project.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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I like this project but why does every condo in Toronto have to have a balcony?
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Old March 12th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #8
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I like this project but why does every condo in Toronto have to have a balcony?
Building Code.
Balcony is counted as 'recreational space' and every apartment development requires 'x' % of s.f. of recreational space. Gym, swimming pool, meeting rooms, etc. are common in most apartment development in Toronto.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #9
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I was involved in this project and had the opportunity to do part of the structural design for the towers. It's good news to now see them rise!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 04:52 PM   #10
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Nice project!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:41 PM   #11
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Elegant and classy
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:49 PM   #12
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I like this project but why does every condo in Toronto have to have a balcony?
Uhmmm... to sit on and enjoy the fresh air? I have a balcony and use it all the time. I think it is a quality of life issue, rather than just an aesthetic visual thing. Most people I know, if given a choice between having a balcony, or not having a balcony would vote overwhelmingly toward having one.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 12:49 AM   #13
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Good for Toronto! These look to be excellent towers, they will look good with the rest of the existing skyline definitely.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:54 PM   #14
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I'm all in favour of balconies despite the fact that most of them detract from a buildings looks. My issue is the size of most balconies constructed in Toronto. Balconies should be the size of a room, but outside. Some are so small that all you can do is stand there: completely useless.

Walk about town, the vast majority of balconies go unused because they have been tacked on with little consideration for usage. Alot turn into storage areas.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:31 PM   #15
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nice project!! ( one of my favs for sure)
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Old May 4th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #16
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I'm all in favour of balconies despite the fact that most of them detract from a buildings looks. My issue is the size of most balconies constructed in Toronto. Balconies should be the size of a room, but outside. Some are so small that all you can do is stand there: completely useless.

Walk about town, the vast majority of balconies go unused because they have been tacked on with little consideration for usage. Alot turn into storage areas.
As pleasing as it might sound to have a 12 foot deep balcony, the overhang from the balcony above would completely block sunlight from entering the living space. We would have huge balconies, and dark living spaces. Also, there is a limited amount of land to build on.. if the balconies extend too far, they will detract from the square footage of the living space. Northern hemisphere countries can only use their balconies part of the year.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #17
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I like these buildings! The South Tower has topped out! and it's lookin' FLY! woohoo. I like.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #18
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Thanks very, very nice.beautiful

city.nice pics!
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Old May 13th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #19
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Almost forgot about this one.

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