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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #381
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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #382
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Boy, they're keeping this one hush-hush. Hope it'll be worth the subterfuge.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:40 PM   #383
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Boy, they're keeping this one hush-hush. Hope it'll be worth the subterfuge.
What is a subterfuge GT?

I know what Sub means but terfuge?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:11 PM   #384
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It means deception and has French/Latin roots. Subter = beneath, fugere = flee
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:43 PM   #385
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It means deception and has French/Latin roots. Subter = beneath, fugere = flee
Ahhhh de Souterrain etc.

Thanks a lot "yousaidso" !!!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:52 PM   #386
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I hope this project impresses. This needs to be a gem to counteract what is on the north side of this intersection
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:29 PM   #387
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I liked 1 Bloor East a lot, and was surprised how many people came out against it when the project fell through. At 282 m, it wasn't too short for this important intersection, while the design seemed likely to age well. We may end up with a design as good or better, but a lot of people are not going to be happy regardless because of the lower stated height.

I'm still hoping for one big tower, rather than 1 or 2 small skinnier ones. Buildings with the monumentality of FCP create an important anchor. Toronto needs a big anchor at this end of the downtown core. A 250 m tower at Yonge and Bloor won't accomplish that. To do it properly, an anchor tower really should be in the 300-350 m range, not including spires or antenna.

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Ahhhh de Souterrain etc.

Thanks a lot "yousaidso" !!!
Sometimes I wonder if everyone gets my nic. I'm sure some think it's a jumble of letters randomly put together.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:06 PM   #388
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I liked 1 Bloor East a lot, and was surprised how many people came out against it when the project fell through. At 282 m, it wasn't too short for this important intersection, while the design seemed likely to age well. We may end up with a design as good or better, but a lot of people are not going to be happy regardless because of the lower stated height.

I'm still hoping for one big tower, rather than 1 or 2 small skinnier ones. Buildings with the monumentality of FCP create an important anchor. Toronto needs a big anchor at this end of the downtown core. A 250 m tower at Yonge and Bloor won't accomplish that. To do it properly, an anchor tower really should be in the 300-350 m range, not including spires or antenna.
Agreed, but what has leaked out so far indicates we're going to be disappointed with the height.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:04 PM   #389
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Agreed, but what has leaked out so far indicates we're going to be disappointed with the height.
Yes, I read those too. I've resigned myself to waiting for a proper anchor building on some other lot in that area. The southwest corner looks good!
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:13 AM   #390
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1 Bloor is going to be 65 storeys, so that's fairly tall for the area.
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Any ideas how to change all this? I'm thinking of changing the title to 1 Bloor East | 65 fl | App. And then move it to the proposed skyscrapers section. Any input?
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put it as approved or prep...either one works.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 05:37 AM   #393
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They don't even have a sales centre built or a tower design. It couldn't possibly be labeled as approved or undergoing prep. It does seem to have a new name though: 'One Bloor'

Change the name, and list it as a proposal. 67 floors is what they're saying.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:44 PM   #394
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Still no news of the project?

any rendering?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:22 PM   #395
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1 Bloor East will rise again, this time to 67 storeys
Toronto — From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published on Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2010 12:19AM EST

A curvy 65-storey condominium could be coming to 1 Bloor East, site of a much-hyped hotel-condo project that fell apart when a Kazakhstan-based developer lost financing.

The new plan envisions a tower with 687 units atop a two-storey, 104,000-square-foot retail podium, according to a site plan application submitted to the city's planning department Friday. It also includes four floors of amenities for residents – possibly including a spa – on top of the stores.

The luxury hotel envisioned by the site's former owner, Bazis International Inc., is no longer part of the plan.

Toronto firm Hariri Pontarini is designing the proposed tower at the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor streets, but the architects have yet to formally unveil drawings.

Great Gulf Group, which bought the site last summer, aims to start pre-selling condos at 1 Bloor East in the spring.

“We'll be going to sale within the next 60 days,” said Bruce Freeman, vice-president of the development company.

The fate of the vacant lot at one of the city's most-important intersections was uncertain after Bazis International's partner in the land deal, Lehman Brothers, went bankrupt.

Bazis sold the property to Great Gulf to keep it out of receivership.

Buyers and real-estate agents camped out for days in 2007 when the original condo was meant to rise to 80 storeys, which at the time would have made it Canada's tallest residential building. Prices ranged from $400,000 to $1-million. Bazis returned deposits to those buyers last fall.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #396
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We need a title change too. It should read Number One Bloor | 65 fl
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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #397
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I think it is just gorgeous!
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #398
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #399
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I think it is just gorgeous!
It is very appealing, but height junkie that I am, I find it, based on this drawing, not tall enough. But we were warned of this, so it comes as no surprise.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #400
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I'll need to see the other 3 sides, the base, and the crown before weighing in. My endorsement at this point in time is being dampened; I'm still stuck on the old design. I'll have to get over it.
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