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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #21
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I like it. A big improvement over RoCP I and II.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #22
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Pefect tower for the city, it screams Toronto!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #23
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From CityNews:

Tallest Condo In Canada Coming To Downtown T.O.
Friday November 16, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

Think the chaos over the condo at 1 Bloor St. East was frenzied this week? Just wait till the real estate agents, developers and would-be flippers hear about this. What promises to be the largest condo tower in all of Canada was announced on Friday - a building that once finished, will stand 75 storeys and 343 meters tall.

Most likely a mistake though... or not:S

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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #24
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #25
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Greay Zeus son of Chronus ... is this true?

This paragraph from the article seems to indicate so ...


The Bloor condo is 79 storeys and this one is only 75. How can they claim bragging rights to being the tallest? A spokesman tells CityNews.ca that the Aura beats its competitor on metre and square footage size, and that each residence will actually be bigger in height than the Bloor spot - so even though it has fewer storeys, it will actually wind up being slightly taller than the other address.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #26
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I doubt it. It will remain at 243m. Which is taller than the current approved height of 227m for 1 Bloor. So yes, Candrel is not lying by saying it is the tallest approved purely residential building. However, that will change once Bazis applies for a height increase to 278m.

But it's pretty fun to just "go with it". So why not? I say we pretend it will be 343m for now and then be disappointed when the height is "revised" to 243m.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #27
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I doubt it. It will remain at 243m. Which is taller than the current approved height of 227m for 1 Bloor. So yes, Candrel is not lying by saying it is the tallest approved purely residential building. However, that will change once Bazis applies for a height increase to 278m.

But it's pretty fun to just "go with it". So why not? I say we pretend it will be 343m for now and then be disappointed when the height is "revised" to 243m.
lol... in that case, bring out the champagne!

WOOO SUPERTALL!!!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #28
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I'm bet 1 Bloor East and Aura up the stakes for Signature Tower at Cityplace too and that it'll get a sustantial height increase. 700 ft condo towers are so yesterday.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #29
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343m seesm to be an error but this ain't over yet.

Aura aims to be tallest condo tower in city
Yonge-Gerrard
Will Tremain, National Post
Published: Saturday, November 17, 2007

An old-fashioned race to the skies may be under way in Toronto's condo tower market.

Condo developer Canderel Stoneridge Equity Group yesterday unveiled its Aura tower, which it plans to build next year at Yonge and Gerrard streets.

Aura, a slender knife-blade building, currently sits at 75 storeys and 243 metres in height. That would make it slightly short than Bazis International's planned condominium tower at One Bloor Street East, whose roof would sit at 248 metres. The Trump International Hotel and Tower on the southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide, which when first announced was described as Canada's tallest residential tower, was recently scaled back to about 274 metres.

But Michael La Brier, president of Canderel Stoneridge, said his company could add up to 10 more storeys -- provided the city blesses the plan. Aura would then be the city's highest condo building, at about 280 metres.

"When we had the building engineered, we had everything so we could add up to 10 more floors to the building," said Mr. La Brier. "So that's certainly part of the discussion we need to have ongoing with the city."

The new Aura skyscraper will boast at least 960 residential units, and more if the additional floors are added. Canderel Stoneridge says 5,000 people are on a waiting list to buy.

Mr. La Brier is clearly willing to barter with the city to win add the additional height for the new tower. "One of the the things we want to do is completely rebuild the [nearby] Barbara Ann Scott Park, and that's a price I'm certainly prepared to pay, especially in lieu of getting another 10 storeys of density on the building."

The local city councillor, Kyle Rae, said he's open to the possibility of 10 more storeys -- ''that would be something that would have to go through planning''-- but welcomes the new people drawn to the downtown core's "residential renaissance."

"I know there are people in the neighbourhood looking to move up," said Mr. Rae.

Riz Dhanji, vice-president of sales and marketing for Canderel Stoneridge, said the sale of Aura's units, starting next February or March, should be nothing like this week's sales for the Bazis tower.

Real estate agents lined up for eight days for the chance to buy a unit in the Bazis tower. On the morning the sale began, arguments broke out, and the base price on the units jumped by $200,000.

"We don't believe in that," Mr. Dhanji said.

"We want it to be more of a controlled process, and as easy a process as possible. But we can't control if people want to line up."

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P.S. Elkhanen1, you may be right about Signature. I recall reading an article about 3 years ago where Terry Hui was quoted as saying he wanted Signature to the tallest condo in the country.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #30
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Haha. Wow. 10 extra floors is possible. Indeed, another race for the skies... this time between multiple towers. Definitely a very exciting time for this city.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #31
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this is where i'm supposed to say somthing like 343 is reasonable
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #32
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Haha. Wow. 10 extra floors is possible. Indeed, another race for the skies... this time between multiple towers. Definitely a very exciting time for this city.
Lol but nobody will ever beat Stinson!!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #33
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280 including crown??(sorry can't exactly remember rendering)
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #34
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Pefect tower for the city, it screams Toronto!
QFT.

Absolutely gorgeous.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #35
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And it might yet be the tallest.... according to an article that I read today (check it out in the main Toronto thread), they want to add another 10 floors to it now!!!

The current design has been made to allow for it, as has the foundation!!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #36
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I heard today they are trying to get it bumped up another ten storeys to 85. That is freakin' tall for a condo.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #37
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The article says the new height will be around 280m. I think this building will have a very good chance of being taller than Trump Toronto (281.9m).

Wow! 3 new 280m towers for Toronto! If all built, Toronto will have 5 buildings over 275m, right? FCP, Trump, 1 Bloor, Scotia, and Aura?
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The article says the new height will be around 280m. I think this building will have a very good chance of being taller than Trump Toronto (281.9m).

Wow! 3 new 280m towers for Toronto! If all built, Toronto will have 5 buildings over 275m, right? FCP, Trump, 1 Bloor, Scotia, and Aura?
Yes. If all approved and built
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #39
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Yes. If all approved and built
Is there any reason to believe they won't be?
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Old November 18th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #40
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Is there any reason to believe they won't be?
For Aura it's shadowing. The rest are a "go" though.
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