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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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TORONTO | The Met | 127m | 43 fl | 98m | 33 fl | U/C

The Met
DOWNTOWN TORONTO





Barbecuing, that much-cherished social tradition of Canadian summers, plays a significant role in the design of highrise condominiums.

"They call it the barbecue test. That's how it's affectionately known in the industry," says G.P. Di Rocco, vice-president of Edilcan Development Corp

Edilcan is the developer of The Met project, two highrise towers and a low-rise building planned for Carlton St., just east of Yonge St.

Edilcan proposed building towers of 43 and 33 storeys — 121 and 92 metres respectively — on the site, where previous zoning capped building heights at 46 metres.

He says Edilcan and project designer Page + Steele Architects Planners set to work to design towers that would minimize as much as possible shadowing on the surrounding neighbourhood.

Units available in The Met (43 storeys) and Encore at The Met (33 storeys) are studios, one bedrooms, one bedrooms with den and two bedroom



The Met (Phase I)
Location: 21 Carlton Street, Toronto
Developer: Edilcan Group
Architect: Page & Steele Architects Inc.
Designation: Condominium
Status: Completed
Expected Occupancy: Fall 2007
Height: 127m (417 ft)
Floors: 43 above ground
Website: http://www.themet.ca


Encore at The Met (Phase II)
Location: 25 Carlton Street, Toronto
Developer: Edilcan Group
Architect: Page & Steele Architects Inc.
Designation: Condominium
Status: Construction
Expected Occupancy: June 2008
Height: 98m (321 ft)
Floors: 33 above ground
Website: http://www.themet.ca
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The built Phase I (not a render)
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The lighting scheme for Phase I


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Encore (yin yang)

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Not a very tall development by any stretch, but I think the execution from render to reality was superbly done. A pair of high quality buildings which add positively to the cityscape.
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Thanks for posting. Streets with a curve are a rarety in dowtown Toronto. These buildings have really created great curb appeal as you venture round the bend in the road. The first tower features one of my favourite lighting touches in Toronto. Colour is often hard to find, especially in winter. These bright primary colours atop the tower are great.
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The subtle setbacks that match the heights and setbacks of the neighboring buildings are brilliant.
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The subtle setbacks that match the heights and setbacks of the neighboring buildings are brilliant.
Agree, a charming structure that just fits right in the area.
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I love the curves, the glass color and the lighting scheme.
Very visible from Toronto life Square.
Love this one.
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Probably by Mike in T.O.

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Almost finished. They're working on the entrance courtyard now. In the first photo, that's famous Maple Leaf Gardens on the right. Opposite that is the 24 hour Golden Griddle restaurant. You can just make out their red and white sign. Don't ever eat there. It's way over priced and very poor quality food.








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Thanks for posting. Streets with a curve are a rarety in dowtown Toronto. These buildings have really created great curb appeal as you venture round the bend in the road. The first tower features one of my favourite lighting touches in Toronto. Colour is often hard to find, especially in winter. These bright primary colours atop the tower are great.
I agree we need far more colour in TO - winter is very drab, these coloured additions to the towers with Alsops ocad are a beginning.
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