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Old Posted Feb 13, 2019, 11:19 PM
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23. 1 Yorkville (Toronto): 183.2m / 601ft
This tower looks HUGE from a few vantage points....today;
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The columns of spandrel windows pushes this project from decent to mediocre. 18 Yorkville still looks brand new. There's nothing that stands out architecturally. It just exudes quality that all the gimmicks don't. Wait until they are roughly 20 years old.
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The columns of spandrel windows pushes this project from decent to mediocre. 18 Yorkville still looks brand new. There's nothing that stands out architecturally. It just exudes quality that all the gimmicks don't. Wait until they are roughly 20 years old.
It doesn't look good in pictures, it doesn't seem to catch the faint light of the day that its neighbor does so easily. I have yet to see it in person though.
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11. Residences of 488 University Avenue (Toronto): 207m / 679ft

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Not sure if any of these are new, I recognize a few renders but a few I have never seen before. Inside the retail levels at the WELL #30 on the list.









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I agree with WS, 18 Yorkville looks much better than 1 Yorkville and will age better as well. They should have gone with curtain wall glass.

18 Yorkville is huge though, I can see it from Yonge and Dundas.
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I agree with WS, 18 Yorkville looks much better than 1 Yorkville and will age better as well. They should have gone with curtain wall glass.

18 Yorkville is huge though, I can see it from Yonge and Dundas.
1 Yorkville looks horrible similar to the college park towers

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16. E Condos (Toronto): 194.4m / 638ft
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The Well is conjuring nostalgia for Village by the Grange mall. I spent a lot of time there before it was converted to condos. I can only remember glimpses of the mall itself. Brick and greenery.
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1 Yorkville was pretty promising when they put up that first sample piece a year ago. Then they brought out the spandrel and it ruins the whole concept.

The Well and CIBC Square are probably my two favourite Toronto projects of the decade, and they're going up concurrently. I just hope careful attention is paid to the street interaction along Wellington. It's a great strip to walk down and I hope the Well adds to it in a positive way.
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I miss working on Wellington, and i miss my 1912 loft building I worked in.
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Yep. Love the area. The Well appears to have a higher sense but, it's still a mega development with towers on a mall. The Wellington towers look good on paper but, they are still triplets. I don't care for The Thompson in this regard either. The north side of Stewart with 4 separate side by side developments is more interesting
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I hope theres street and small artisanal alleyway retail under the smaller buildings in the north side of the development? It would be great to enter the mall from the north through little animated alleyways between the smaller north buildings with cafes, galleries etc.


It would be a shame if those smaller buildings were just purely residential or had more of the same cheap minimalist retail with high exposed concrete ceilings.

I know the south building needs a major Grocery store and Theatre, but lets hope the Well isnt flooded with too many mall chains, banks, and dry cleaners.
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Not sure if any of these are new, I recognize a few renders but a few I have never seen before. Inside the retail levels at the WELL #30 on the list.


Union Station promised a 'food hall' worthy of a big rail terminal but we got a shopping mall food court. This comes far closer to what a rail terminal food hall is supposed to look like.
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Union stationhas amazing food options now, yes a mall style food court, but also restaurants and bars now. 1000x better then what we has before and better then other station Ive been at in North America.
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Union stationhas amazing food options now, yes a mall style food court, but also restaurants and bars now. 1000x better then what we has before and better then other station Ive been at in North America.
True but they promised a food hall worthy of a major rail station. Perhaps it passes as such by north American standards but it's nowhere close to what I expected. I assume you've not been to Europe.

The Union Station expansion was a multi-year/multi-billion dollar project. I thought we were surely getting something many levels better than a shopping mall food court. I have to admit, when I saw the ceiling height my hopes for it plummeted. There was no way in hell they were going to get a 'rail terminal food hall' with ceiling heights that low.

And I wouldn't use North American rail stations as a benchmark. That's a terribly low threshold although San Francisco's Transbay Terminal looks like it will vastly improve upon the status quo. Toronto has to decide if its in the game (compete head on with London, San Francisco, New York, etc) or its not in the game. If it's in the game just improving on what was there before isn't necessarily good enough.
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Union Station is only half finished.

They still have to complete the moats around the station which will have food retailers and as the Bay Concourse.
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