Jan 11, 2009, 3:38 AM
A thread for canadas midsized to small cmas building proposals.
Jan 12, 2009, 6:44 PM
A large number of proposals were tabled for London, but council shot them down as they weren't "commie-block enough" and could possibly lessen the blight of brutalist concrete that is the signature of the unForest City.
Jan 13, 2009, 4:55 AM
247 King St. N - 80m 25fl
source - therecord.com
Barrel Yards I - 75m 25fl
Barrel Yards II - 75m 25fl
source - city of waterloo
323 King St. N - 73m 24fl
source - waterloowarrior
144 Park - 68m 20fl
source - kauffer
Barrel Yards III - 64m 21fl
Barrel Yards IV - 64m 21fl
Barrel Yards V - 55m 18fl
45 Degrees on King - 52m 17fl
source - 45deg.com
City Centre I - 67m 18fl
source - Cambridgite
I limited the proposals to those 50m and higher.
Jan 13, 2009, 5:25 PM
Rimouski, Québec pop: 42 000
Tours du Réseau Sélection - 2x12 floors = about 40 meters
Biggest construction since Place St-Laurent in 1968
Jan 13, 2009, 6:58 PM
Rimouski, a city three times smaller than Moncton will get built something three times larger as the larger residential proposal here...
Bon travail Rimouski !
I don't know if this is approved or proposed or what. The city said "We want condos to be built!" and then some guy from Winnipeg said "I'll build the condos!" then the citizens were all "What the fuck?!"
Jan 13, 2009, 7:13 PM
that is a decent sized project for Rimouski.
Jan 14, 2009, 6:41 PM
Some from around HRM;
Water Street Power Plant:
A redevelopment by Nova Scotia Power (Emera) to convert the old power generating station downtown into thier headquaters.
An 18 storey approved building at Brunswick and Cogswell street downtown. According to some rumors it will include retail, a hotel and condos/apartments. It will be located on the former Trinity Church lot.
A ten storey retail and residential building proposed for the corner of Hollis and Morris Street
A redevelopment of Dartmouth's Marine Slips into a vibrant waterfront community. It includes many residential buildings, commercial space, a boardwalk, a water taxi downtown, and the landmark King's Wharf Tower, a thirty storey (up to 120m) office building;
Source: Both from King's Wharf's thread (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=139715)
Salter Street Block:
An approved new waterfront development for downtown Halifax. It will be located at the foot of Salter Street (next to Bishops Landing) and includes a 12 storey residential building, a 5 storey hotel, a new boardwalk (now u/c), a winter garden, and a park with a outdoor skating rink/fountain.
IP is an approved 22 storey class "A" office building for the "triangle lands" on Barrington Street in Downtown Halifax.
These aren't all of the proposals for HRM but are the more notable developments.
Jan 30, 2009, 1:39 AM
Some Victoria proposals. Some of these are actually approved but as of yet nothing has happened with them (and nothing likely will happen for quite a while).
Gateway Green office tower (approved proposal - status unknown)
rendering by de Hoog Keirulf Architects (www.dhk.ca/)
Roundhouse (Victoria harbour - proposed)
(picture from www.roundhousevictoria.com)
834 Johnson Street condos (downtown - proposed)
picture from www.834johnson.com
Aquattro (Colwood, west of Victoria - proposed?)
*this is just a concept rendering from their website*
Mozart Building (downtown - approved proposal - status unknown)
608 Broughton (zoning is set - approved proposal? - status unknown)
Kirk Hall office building (status unknown)
937 View Street (status unknown)
819 Yates Street (approved proposal? - status unknown)
Crystalview (rejected repeatedly in several variations - status unknown)
Jan 30, 2009, 3:17 AM
A new one for Saskatoon..
275 2nd Ave.
Jan 30, 2009, 3:23 AM
^Is that being funded by Apple or something?
No, you can tell by the design they only had 20 seconds to make that. The apple logo was probably the only thing they could think of to make it not suck 100%.
Still crap, but I guess it's better than nothing. Sketchup is a terrible programme anyway, maybe later renders will look better?
Jan 30, 2009, 5:01 AM
you'd think if a developer was going to spend $50 million building a new multistory tower, they'd at least spend a few thousand dollars to have a decent rendering made.
Jan 30, 2009, 2:28 PM
The Vic in Halifax is probably the best looking one on this thread so far IMO.
Jan 30, 2009, 9:43 PM
No renderings available but there are a couple new ones for Halifax. All this articles are from the Chronicle Herald;
Condos to rise on Bayview site
19-storey ‘substantial development’ planned
By BRUCE ERSKINE Business Reporter
Tue. Jan 27 - 4:46 AM
If all goes as planned, a 19-storey condominium tower could soon rise on the site of the Bayview Motor Inn on the Bedford Highway.
"It’s a substantial development," Cesar Saleh, an engineer with WH Fares Group of Halifax, said in an interview on Monday. "The architecture is quite unique."
The Fares Group is designing the multimillion-dollar project for the property’s owner, Basin Vista Development Ltd., whose president, according to the provincial Registry of Joint Stock Companies, is Youssef Ghosn.
Mr. Saleh said the proposed development will include 150 condo units in a slender tower rising from a base that will house either a 100-room hotel or office complex.
"It depends on the market when we’re ready to go," he said, adding that the developer hopes to have the project pass through the municipal development approval process within eight to 10 months.
"We would like to begin (construction) in the fall of 2009," he said, adding that the project would take 18 to 24 months to complete.
The proposal requires amendments to Halifax’s Municipal Planning Strategy and the Halifax Mainland Land Use Bylaw to permit a mixed-use building. It will be brought before regional council of Feb. 3.
Mr. Saleh said the motor inn, which is located at 50 Bedford Highway, next to Atlantic Acura, will be demolished to make way for the new development.
"It’s not functional now," he said, adding that architectural renderings of the proposed development will be available after the project has gone to regional council.
Coun. Debbie Hum (Rockingham Wentworth) said she has met with the project’s proponents a couple of times and looks forward to seeing details of the plan when it comes to council.
"It would be substantial for the area," she said in an interview.
Ms. Hum said the proponents are addressing the issue of increased traffic volumes on the busy Bedford Highway that would result from the "significant" development.
"They’ve engaged a consultant," she said.
Convention centre proposed for old Herald properties
Project includes luxury hotel, office towers; will be triple the capacity of current trade centre
By JENNIFER STEWART Staff Reporter
Thu. Jan 29 - 5:34 AM
Out with the old and in with the new, as they say.
The old Chronicle Herald building on Argyle Street and its neighbour, the Midtown Tavern on Grafton Street, will soon make way for Halifax’s new convention centre, CTV News reported Wednesday night.
The convention centre project, expected to be announced in the next week or so, will also feature a 17-storey luxury hotel on the block facing Argyle Street and a 13-storey glass office tower on the site of the popular eatery and adjacent parking lot.
Seating capacity in the new convention centre is expected to be in the 2,500 range, roughly three times the capacity of the current World Trade and Convention Centre, also on Argyle Street.
CTV reported that municipal and provincial politicians, as well as the developer, Argyle Developments Inc., declined to comment on the proposed project.
Indeed, Mayor Peter Kelly, contacted later Wednesday night, was tight-lipped on any proposals, pointing out that the expression of interest process is not yet finished.
"No final decisions have been made yet," he said.
Once that process wraps up, he said, the province will make a formal announcement.
Fred MacGillivray, outgoing CEO of the current convention centre, confirmed that the more than 25-year-old facility is too small for many of the conventions that come to Halifax.
"We are turning away business now that we were getting for many years that have outgrown us," he told CTV.
Joe Ramia of Argyle Developments could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
But in an interview last summer, he told The Chronicle Herald that a new convention centre was one of three possible scenarios for the prime property, one of the largest single pieces of real estate in the downtown core.
Argyle Developments bought the Chronicle Herald property in 2007 from the estate of the late cable TV mogul Charles Keating, which had listed it for $15 million. Mr. Keating purchased the property from the Dennis family, owners of The Halifax Herald Ltd., in 2002.
Last July, Mr. Ramia also bought the nearby Midtown property for $1.5 million after the children of the pub’s former owner, Doug Grant, were involved in a court battle.
Discovery Centre could have towering neighbour
Apartment building or office complex proposed on Barrington St.
By BRUCE ERSKINE Business Reporter
Wed. Jan 28 - 4:46 AM
The former site of the Misty Moon cabaret in Halifax could be home to a new 20-storey apartment building or a 15-storey office tower.
"It depends on the market," Frank Medjuck, president of 1595 Investments Ltd., the company that owns the building at 1595 Barrington St., said in an interview on Tuesday.
Mr. Medjuck said plans to enter into a development agreement to allow for a 200-foot mixed-use commercial-residential building on the downtown site were sent to Halifax Regional Municipality staff in December.
"There’s a big demand by government for downtown development," he said. "We’ve put it on the table and we’ll see what happens."
Mr. Medjuck said the project would cost $15 million to $20 million. He expected it would be four years before anything new is built on the site, a former Zellers department store that his company bought 25 years ago.
The building is now home to the Discovery Centre, a hands-on science centre that Mr. Medjuck said could be part of the proposed new development.
"They’ve been good for Barrington Street," he said of the centre.
"They’re safe and sound for the time being."
Mr. Medjuck said the proposal complies with all municipal bylaws and harbour view-plane requirements.
While the art-deco building, which was built in the 1930s, doesn’t have a heritage designation, he said the plans include retaining its carved facade "in a gesture to the street."
Mr. Medjuck acknowledged that the current economic climate makes large-scale development a risky proposition these days, but he said the economy should be in recovery by the time the project, which would include underground parking, gets underway.
Jan 31, 2009, 5:21 AM
Here's some new developments for St. John's NL.
A complex of five buildings plus lowrise, including four 10 storey seniors apartments/condos/assisted living. The larger 9 storey building on the right is under construction, and should be completed this year. The Village as proposed has approximately 450 units. Height to mech roof is 32.7 m. This complex along with other buldings will create a mini-slyline about 2 kms North of the downtown.
Source, with much more detail about the village:
Hotel 123 Water Street (Southwest Properties)
Here are some of the provided renderings of the 140 room hotel proposal at 123 Water St (on the waterfront), from the LUAR and city site:
PDF file with much more detailed info and illustrations :
Public Views Study:
The harbour side height will be 27.3 meters to roof, and 17.8 m on the Water Street facade. The site is within the heritage area (all of downtown), and is actually only zoned for four stories (15 m), so this has to pass through the approval process with lots of opposition. The original proposal was for a 11 storey building.
Johnson Insurance Headquarters
- 8 storey Office Building (proposed)
New Gower Street & Hamilton Avenue
140,000 sq ft, with 600 parking spaces
This will be the first large private downtown office building in more than 20 years
Height of pinnacle 40 - 45 m (estimate)
Image: Johnson Insurance
Visit the St. John's Construction Thread (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=145930) to find more.
Jan 31, 2009, 10:40 AM
you guys are mostly talking about fantasy projects that won't happen before several years...
Jan 31, 2009, 1:58 PM
Hey "Architype" what ever happened to the eight or so storey black coloured office building that was brought up a few months ago?
Jan 31, 2009, 10:00 PM
Hey "Architype" what ever happened to the eight or so storey black coloured office building that was brought up a few months ago?
You may mean the hotel (123 Water St); the scaled down version, from 11 to 8 stories, is the one pictured above. The only office building proposed for St John's is the Johnson Insurance building. I think all these projects are likely to be built.
Details of massive new courthouse coming
The Chronicle-Journal | February 1, 2009
Ontario‘s Attorney General will be in Thunder Bay on Monday for a series of visits that is expected to include an announcement regarding a massive new courthouse facility.
“We will have something to say about the site,” Sheamus Murphy, a spokesman for Attorney General Chris Bentley, confirmed Friday.
Thunder Bay-area MPPs Jim Mauro and Michael Gravelle will join George Smitherman, deputy premier and Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and Bentley to make several announcements about the new consolidated courthouse.
Announcements about the process of building the facility will also be made Monday, Murphy said, without going into detail.
The announcement, which many in the legal community have been awaiting for the better part of 15 years, is set to take place at 2:15 p.m. at the Ontario Court building on Arthur Street.
It‘s believed the government will announce that the new courthouse will be built on the city‘s south side. Various sources have told The Chronicle-Journal the most likely site is the block on Miles Street, bounded by Archibald Street and Syndicate Avenue.
That block formerly housed a Loblaw and later Skaf‘s Food store – which was recently demolished – and currently contains the old YMCA, home to the John Howard Society, and the Twin City Gas buildings.
The site is across from the Brodie Street bus terminal and the north entrance of Victoriaville mall. As well, the provincial offences court facility is located nearby on Archibald Street.
Plans for merging the city‘s two main court operations – the Ontario Court and the Superior Court of Justice on Camelot Street – have been in the works for years. In 2005, Thunder Bay city council passed a resolution asking the government to build a new consolidated courthouse in the south downtown, with Paterson Park as the focal point.
Another location that had been suggested was a parcel of land off Reaume Street. Bishop Fred Colli of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Thunder Bay had said he would listen to offers for the land, which is across from the city‘s police station.
The old McKellar hospital site was also suggested as a possible location for the new facility.
Recent estimates for the cost of the project were in the range of $40 million.
Considering the amount of space needed, combining three facilities into one and expanding it as the current facilities are too small, the building, if built downtown, will be more than 10 storeys. If they go with something in the suburbs it will be a sprawling two storey complex, but at least it will be interesting modern architecture. Hopefully. The city wants it to go downtown, they want people in that part of downtown to help revitalize it and if it does for downtown what city hall moving into Victoriaville did for that mall, it will definitely help. :)
Very exciting. This could be the first high rise construction in the city since 1988, if we go by the standard more than 10 floors definition. (The city definition is 4 floors or 10 meters which is just sad.)
Feb 2, 2009, 12:50 AM
This could be the first high rise construction in the city since 1988, if we go by the standard more than 10 floors definition. (The city definition is 4 floors or 10 meters which is just sad.)
You can't really get four floors comfortably into 10 meters, it's more like 15 meters (as in the St John's bylaws for the whole downtown). Here's to vertically challenged cities.
Well it's actually written "4 floors or 10 meters, whichever is taller" and we have a lot of 4 meter buildings. They're all residential. I can't speak for myself (10 foot ceilings :cool:) but typically apartments have really low ceiling heights.
Also, they've built tonnes of buildings that violate the by-law, mostly around the hospital and university. It's more or less a suggestion tacked onto every zoning by-law. (Some limit it to one floor! :eek:) Downtown, building heights are based on sea level, it's very bizarre.
Feb 2, 2009, 5:15 PM
Downtown, building heights are based on sea level, it's very bizarre.
Well if thats true and you base it off of the real sea level all of your buildings should be skyscrapers. :cool:
That is if I'm correct that Thunder Bay is a few hundred feet above true "sea level"
Now if you're basing it off of mean water level on Lake Superior thats a different thing altogether. ;)
No, it's based on MSL. Lake Superior's surface is about 183m above MSL, and the height limits downtown are for the most part around 210m above MSL. Some cases are almost 220m and some are as low as 190m. The closer to the lake, the taller buildings can be, but there is a viewing cone for Hillcrest Park (similar to Halifax's citadel) and all streets leading to the lake must have a view of it, so some building are shaped funny, like the Ontario Government Building which has a "hole".
Downtown Fort William doesn't seem to have an exception, but it's probably due to federal regulations as the northern half of the core is under the airports flight path. A 20 storey building on the spot where I live would get clipped by planes. Probably why Fort William's skyline is so much shorter, even though it's a bigger, more centric community.
No renderings for the court house, they're going into a 6 month process for that so we still don't know what it will look like or how tall it will be. :( The bus terminal is going to be relocated, and judging by the press release, the YMCA building (1910) and Twin City Gas Building (mid-1950s) will be razed. :(
YMCA, ©Redmen 200708 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17521900@N03/)
Twin City Gas Building ©Me
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