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Old November 18th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #41
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This tower is gorgeous. I can't even descriiiibe!!!!! I'm absolutely pumped for this one.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #42
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God I hope it's approved for 280. Imagine looking down on scotia plaza
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Old November 19th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #43
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I can't wait either

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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #44
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Holy shit, 85 stories?! Unbelievable!
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Old November 20th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #45
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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.
As you called it Skybean:

From the Realestate News:
Now that Bazis International has made it look easy to market Canada's tallest condominium at 1 Bloor, developer Canderel Stoneridge announced plans to build a condo that will surpass 1 Bloor in height and become, according to the developer, "a landmark building".

Slated to become Canada's tallest condo, Aura will be located at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard and is the third phase of the developer's The Residence at College Park. Much like 1 Bloor, Aura will have a four level "podium" at its base comprised of retail tenants. A quick glance at the marketing campaign suggests that Posh Spice would be at home here.

Given the one-upmanship that has come to characterize Toronto's condo boom, Aura may not be the tallest tower for very long. The 75-storey, 243 metre Aura is just 16 metres taller than the current 1 Bloor design. This has sent the developer of 1 Bloor scurrying to seek approval to increase the building's height to 278 metres to put it back on top.

Aura will be open for sales in 2008.


I don't mind if these developers keep scurrying all the way to a couple 1000 footers.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #46
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What does Aura shadow onto? Is that an issue?
Jaye read an article yesterday in 24 magazine saying the tower might go up to 1125 feet!
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Old November 20th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #47
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Ryerson?
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Old November 20th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #48
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Cityhall will probably throw it away
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Old November 21st, 2007, 03:36 AM   #49
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Cityhall will probably throw it away
They better approve 1 Bloor at 278m at least or I'll seriously be a bitch. I'm highly doubting 343 m for Aura, hell I'd be surprised if City Hall dosen't send it back to the drawing board if they try to get a 280m approval
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:38 AM   #50
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:00 AM   #51
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Great pics skybean!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:48 AM   #52
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What does Aura shadow onto? Is that an issue?
I've never had the shadowing issue explained to me. Are you able to shed light on this? Is the issue the duration of a shadow or any shadow? Are people that opposed to shadow? I actually cross the street to the shady side when ever possible, so this whole issue has always struck me as bizarre.

Another 2 issues:

1. Surely, shadow issues are only to the north, and to a lesser extent the east and west of a building since we are a nation far to the north of the equator? Shadowing of Ryerson, would thus, not be an issue.

2. The CBD is in shadow for most of the day. How did this pass the shadow police and get approved?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:55 AM   #53
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Nice pics skybeam, this skyline is coming close to making it's biggest change it's had in a long time, i cannot wait to see Trump & Bay-Adelaide West in there with it.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 08:30 AM   #54
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I've never had the shadowing issue explained to me. Are you able to shed light on this? Is the issue the duration of a shadow or any shadow? Are people that opposed to shadow? I actually cross the street to the shady side when ever possible, so this whole issue has always struck me as bizarre.

Another 2 issues:

1. Surely, shadow issues are only to the north, and to a lesser extent the east and west of a building since we are a nation far to the north of the equator? Shadowing of Ryerson, would thus, not be an issue.

2. The CBD is in shadow for most of the day. How did this pass the shadow police and get approved?


I think the shadow thing is only important when it crosses something important, like two feet of one far edge of the perimeter of City Hall grounds, or over one tenth of a children's school playground for twenty minutes a day. God forbid those little kids have to run through a shadow for two seconds.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:54 AM   #55
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Yes, it all seems so ridiculous. What do these people do at night? Scurry under sun simulation lamps?
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #56
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #57
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Beautiful base! Very nice update Thryve.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #58
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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #59
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I didn't realize there was public parking through these towers until I took that photo.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #60
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Hideous 'art'work. Its like a weird corset or something. The developer really anted up the bare minimum here.
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