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Old March 31st, 2010, 05:06 PM   #121
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If I remember correctly, the difficulty at this site is the underground subway will make construction very tricky.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 05:12 PM   #122
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The area is a huge trend setter despite the built architecture. I don't find the range of styles of the proposed and under construction towers particularly all that different from other areas of the city. One Bloor and Cumberland Terrace are also typical designs of the local firms involved and Deco inspired architecture easily outnumbers those dreaded Clewesian boxes that has so many panties in a twist.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 05:21 PM   #123
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If I remember correctly, the difficulty at this site is the underground subway will make construction very tricky.
Not nearly as tricky as the Xerox Centre over Bloor Station or 425 Bloor over Sherbourne. It's a much narrower twin tunnel section here and it's not like they're excavating below it. The transfer floor/beams will be costly though.
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http://www.dailycommercialnews.com/c...region=ontario

APARTMENT BUILDINGS Proj: 9091568-5
Toronto, Metro Toronto Reg ON PREPARING PLANS
Cumberland Terrace, 2 Bloor St, Cumberland Ave, M4W 3E2
$87,000,000 est
Note: Preliminary design is ongoing. City Council rezoning approvals are in place. Owner is proceeding with market analysis. Owner expects to seek Site plan approvals from City Council Fall/Winter, 2010 pending completion of Market analysis. Schedules for Working drawings, tender for Gen Cont and construction will be determined based on approvals and market conditions. Further update Fall, 2010.
Project: proposed construction of residential apartment buildings. This project represents the redevelopment of the Cumberland Terrace shopping mall, and will include construction of two glass-clad apartment buildings, one 45 storeys and one 36 storeys. Nine residential villas will also be built above a street-level retail podium as part of the project. Demolition of existing buildings on the site will proceed prior to construction of this project.
Scope: 800,000 square feet; 45 storeys; 2 structures
Development: New
Category: Apartment bldgs; Retail, wholesale services
First report Mon Oct 27, 2008. Last report Thu Oct 15, 2009.
This report Tue Apr 06, 2010.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #125
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finally, we'll get some "glass-clad apartment buildings"!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #126
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Glass clad or not, if it looks like this I will be VERY happy:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #127
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i like it too. smart looking thing.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #128
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me too!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #129
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It's the nicest of the glass tower designs to come along. It's managed to avoid looking sterile and ordinary. Why can't they all be this good? Pretty please, let Toronto get this one.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #130
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I think this development looks incredible. But honestly, almost anything would be better than the monstrosity there now.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #131
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I'm interested in how they'll tackle building over a subway line. Is it directly above it, or partially above it?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #132
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According to google it's beside it.
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finally, we'll get some "glass-clad apartment buildings"!
Not to nitpick or anything but an apartment is a unit off of a common lobby. You mean rental tenure.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #134
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It takes a lot more than a bunch of doodads to convince me. I just find little rthyme or reason to all the individual pieces and I doubt the likely use of window-wall will improve things. The only saving grace is that B+H is currently shitty out dozens of verison of this style and they are a decent quality firm. Certainly not looking forward to Toronto's version of Sydney's World Tower which is the zenith of smashed, shakening, and pasted.
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it was quoted from the DCN report.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 05:13 AM   #136
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What is happening with this one? First reported over 2 years ago. It seems as though the complex is still packed with retail business...
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 07:31 PM   #137
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What's the actual colour of the glass?
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Any update on this?
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Damn it you got my hopes up bumping this thread up.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #140
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I hope the design is re-done I'm not a fan of the random stripes/balconies. I love the size of the podium though and it's impressive to have yet another tower in the neighborhood surpass the height of 1 Bloor West.
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