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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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TORONTO | Bloor Street Neighbourhood | 116m | 35 fl | Com

Before the height increase:
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After the first height increase:






The eastern exposure that will butt right up to the YMCA building.



Above and below: The northern exposure that faces Hayden Street.


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After the third, and final height increase:

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The southernmost portion... up against Charles Street...


The western wall...


The northeast corner...


Looking down from the neighbouring parking garage...

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September 29, 2007:

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Turning out much better than I thought:




'BSN' starts to rise just east of Yonge Street, June 29th:
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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I love it's massiveness
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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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You mean the massing? I'm a big fan of staggered facades, but it's hard to get right. Near perfect proportions are everything. This development got much better looking with the 2 height increases, but they should have chopped off the top 4 floors on that section on the left; the block which the driveway goes under.

The massing would have been more visually pleasing.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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I like its somehow classic design
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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January 11th.






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Old January 23rd, 2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Great shots! I wish this building had different cladding though. The current stuff looks awful.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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uh-oh...word on that. that stuff is indeed pretty cheesy for such an upscale 'hood. perhaps they will change materials as they go higher? one can hope at this point.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:45 PM   #8
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uh-oh...word on that. that stuff is indeed pretty cheesy for such an upscale 'hood. perhaps they will change materials as they go higher? one can hope at this point.
Upscale neighbourhood? I think you are thinking South of Bloor on the West side of Yonge. This area around the Y on streets like Charles and Hayden cannot at present be described by any stretch of the imagination as upscale. Maybe twenty years hence, but I don't think these are high end condos and I don't think they are intended to be particularly luxurious.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:50 PM   #9
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I think it's important to recognize what's happening in the area. Yorkville wasn't upscale once, but look at it now. One of the most luxurious shopping strips on the planet starts only about 500 feet away from this building. I'm amazed that condos on this stretch of road are so dirt cheap. If I had $300,000 to invest, I'd be trying like mad to buy here now while I still can.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:58 PM   #10
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either way, it'll be pretty sweet on the inside...which means that the tenants will be pretty happy.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #11
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I really like this one. Its always good to get a height increase.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #12
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Recent pics of BSN by Solaris at urbantoronto.ca...



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Old April 7th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #14
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i think they chose a very nice color shade, it'll look nice with the trees and surrounding buildings, also very nice massing.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #15
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Good idea, such a height increase. They should do that with more blocks if possible. I think it fits well with the rest of the complex.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #16
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Nice and classic, deserved a few floors more !
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Old April 11th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #17
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I'm sorry but i gotta say: This is sooo damn tacky!
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Old April 11th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #18
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Please don't humiliate Toronto any further by showing more pictures of this pile of crap to the whole world. Let's just forget this thread ever happened. Thanks. (I'm half-joking BTW)
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Old April 11th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #19
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Please don't humiliate Toronto any further by showing more pictures of this pile of crap to the whole world. Let's just forget this thread ever happened. Thanks. (I'm half-joking BTW)
::cries in shame::

you're totally right, WHYYY DO WE HAVE TO BE SUCH A SHITTY CITY!?

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Old April 11th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #20
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One shitty building does not a shitty city make. Besides, it's not shitty, it's just ordinary.
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