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nice one. what were to old buildings at the base used for before?
More specifically, the Bank on the right (197 Yonge Street) was formerly a four-floor Canadian Bank of Commerce building built in 1905 by architects Pearson and Darling.

According to Wikipedia - (205 Yonge Street) was formerly a four-storey Bank of Toronto building built in 1905.

This is an image of both the banks. The one on the left is owned by an Irish businessman and is sitting vacant. The bank to the right was bought by MOD Developments - Massey Tower will sit in the middle of these two structures.

 

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Units in this building are going to sell like hot cakes. Toronto developers are really starting to concentrate more heavily on their designs. Good design sells and the developers get that now.
 

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this will be 207m.

can a mod change the title?

197 YONGE ST
OPA / Rezoning 12 133580 STE 27 OZ Ward 27
- Tor & E.York Mar 7, 2012 --- --- --- ---
Official Plan and Zoning by Law Amendment application to permit the re-development of the lands for the purposes of a new mixed use building that includes the retention of the existing heritage building on the premises. Included in the proposal is a 60 storey, 207m high building containing retail uses in the retained heritage structure and 687 dwelling units above. 116 parking spaces to serve the development in an above grade parking deck will also be provided.
a new render from street level:




and a floorplan, showing a very interesting shape on the north side, which is oddly missing from the renders;

 

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Work has started restoring the old bank building which will become the entrance to the tower.
 

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75% sold as of 2 months ago. This surely will break ground soon.
 

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75% sold?! That's amazing, this will defenitely break ground next year.
 

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Amazing how there are so much proposed towers and still the apartments are sold so fast. btw the tower reminds me of Aqua in Chicago.
 

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The incorporation of this skyscraper into this area is amazing :drool: as well as the design!!!

I love the concept of keeping/protecting historic building :yes: :cheers:
 
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