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Old March 23rd, 2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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TORONTO | Number One Bloor | 257m | 844ft | 75 fl | T/O



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As reported in the SSC Toronto threads, there is a new proposal for a mixed development at Yonge St and Bloor Street in Toronto:





Here is the Press Release:

Bazis International unveils plans for Canada's most celebrated corner

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - Bazis International of Toronto, Ont., willunveil its plans to redevelop Canada's most important corner at a newsconference Thursday, April 5, 2007. Bazis International has acquired a one-acre property on the southeastcorner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in the heart of Toronto. It will create aninnovative mixed use development featuring a nearly 80 storey tower with afour storey double-height podium at the base making it Toronto's tallestresidential/commercial building. Michael Gold together with celebrated Toronto architect, Roy Varacalli,both of Bazis, will offer details and be available for interviews as will CityCouncillor Kyle Rae. The news conference will be held in the Panorama Room on the top of thenearby ManuLife Centre, a vantage point that offers a bird's eye view not onlyof the 1 Bloor site but also of Bazis' first Toronto project, the Crystal Blucondominium, soon to start construction on Balmuto Street just south of Bloor.

WHAT: Unveiling plans for 1 Bloor, Canada's most high profile urban address
WHERE: The Panorama Room on the top of the ManuLife Centre
WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 10 a.m.

NOTE: Parking under the ManuLife Centre will be validated for thoseattending the press conference.

and the developer's website:

Bazis International
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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I love the design. I hope this gets built maybe with a helipad on it.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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It was just the other day someone was asking about another supertall for Toronto and BAM! That whole area is going to be one huge construction site the next 5 years or so, it's going to be amazing transformation. A midtown we can really call midtown. We're going to look like Chicago now with book ends!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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The design reminds me a lot on BoA in Seattle or am I wrong?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:27 PM   #5
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The design reminds me a lot on BoA in Seattle or am I wrong?


This one?




I don't see much resemblance, personally...
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so excited about this building, its sooooooooooooo sexy and modern. Everyone always says Toronto's buildings are bland and boring but this should change everyhting! Everything is going great for Toronto, first Trump reveils that financing is secured and WILL begin this year and now this! its just AMAZING!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:00 PM   #7
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nice, i like it.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:20 PM   #8
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This certainly will re-define that intersection as well as that part of town.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:23 PM   #9
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YUMMY ! This is what Auckland needs - BADLY !
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awesome ,i like the podium too.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #11
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Much better than the previous design. Any idea when it will go before council? The first one languished for years. We don't want the same thing to happen.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #12
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Very modern... very Asian yet not... Hmmm. I really like it actually! I just think it'd suit Yonge-Dundas Square better.

Bye bye closed GAP store? JK :P
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looks very cool, except the advertisements :p
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It was just the other day someone was asking about another supertall for Toronto and BAM! That whole area is going to be one huge construction site the next 5 years or so, it's going to be amazing transformation. A midtown we can really call midtown. We're going to look like Chicago now with book ends!
I think that when I heard the Mayor and a Toronto Star article refer to YnE as Midtown--the fight was over. Yonge and Eglinton is Midtown.
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I think that when I heard the Mayor and a Toronto Star article refer to YnE as Midtown--the fight was over. Yonge and Eglinton is Midtown.
Well, Midtown Honda just moved to Eglinton... That means it has to be midtown now.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #16
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does anyone have any skyline renders with this in?
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #17
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yonge-bloor is officially recognized as downtown (or CBD) by most if not all urban professionals.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #18
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What an awesome building. I love it.

I've always considered Yonge and Bloor to be Midtown, but that's within the context of the old City of Toronto. Yonge and Eglinton was uptown and North York was just North York. I still think of it this way.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #19
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Looks really good.
Some skyline renders would be awesome.
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The billboards are kind of meh, but the building is very sleek.
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