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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 4:12 AM
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All this talk about height and you people forgot to notice beautiful REAL red bricks going in along the podium today!
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 5:45 AM
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I have only seen The Roy in pictures, but it looks high enough to be impressive. I am looking forward to seeing the finishing touches.

^^^ The brick looks like a light brown; I thought it would be more of a red brick like the original facade.

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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:29 AM
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The height phobia is real. But so are market conditions. I'll be surprised if the Roy sells out anytime soon. May take years.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 12:30 PM
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The height phobia is real. But so are market conditions. I'll be surprised if the Roy sells out anytime soon. May take years.
I've been into the show suite and sales room a couple times - the finish packages are nicer than, like, 80% of what I've seen elsewhere in this city, and the balconies are huge. There are nice amenities, and I think a building like this will appeal to buyers looking to have a downtown lifestyle (but relatively far from things like groceries). It's a more urban feeling development than Gorsebrook and Curve, which have this kind of idealized condo by a park feel. The north end condos like Harris East and Q Lofts are much lower levels of luxury... like, WAY lower, and would be more appealing to buyers entering the market. Meanwhile, I feel like Monaghan felt distinctly suburban.

If they can market it to the right segment (and the demographic is large enough) they could maybe sell out in a reasonable time frame. However, the multiple switches of sales teams tells me that they're having difficulty.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 12:37 PM
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The Roy looks squat because, like the Maple, the floor plates are huge and the tower is wide.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 12:52 PM
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The height phobia is real. But so are market conditions. I'll be surprised if the Roy sells out anytime soon. May take years.
Starfish plays the long game. they wait for the tenants they want.
they dont seem to care about properties sitting vacant for a while.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 1:16 PM
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I have only seen The Roy in pictures, but it looks high enough to be impressive. I am looking forward to seeing the finishing touches.

^^^ The brick looks like a light brown; I thought it would be more of a red brick like the original facade.
Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. When walking on Barrington St. the Roy seems quite tall and imposing, which I believe is the feel that people on this forum want. I might feel different about it if I were flying overhead in a helicopter, though.

However, I don't live in Etobicoke, so maybe I don't have the same perspective? Maybe I'm height-phobic and hadn't realized it?
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Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. When walking on Barrington St. the Roy seems quite tall and imposing, which I believe is the feel that people on this forum want. I might feel different about it if I were flying overhead in a helicopter, though.

However, I don't live in Etobicoke, so maybe I don't have the same perspective? Maybe I'm height-phobic and hadn't realized it?

I think that the narrow Halifax streets (common with older east coast cities) makes even 20 storey buildings look tall. On the other hand, if this was in a mid-western or western city with wide streets then it would look far less impressive.

Another thing that makes the Halifax skyline more impressive, as seen from the harbour, is the hill that the city is built on, so a 10 storey building on Brunswick Street look like 25 storey tower from the harbour.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
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Another thing that makes the Halifax skyline more impressive, as seen from the harbour, is the hill that the city is built on, so a 10 storey building on Brunswick Street look like 25 storey tower from the harbour.

Well, it may be impressive compared to, say, Moncton. But that is not a word I would generally use to describe our tabletop of squat buildings.
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The Roy looks squat because, like the Maple, the floor plates are huge and the tower is wide.
This! It's all about proportions. The Roy looks squat from some angles, but there are others that make it look right. Down from the south end of the waterfront it looks pretty good. And from afar on barrington.
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Well, it may be impressive compared to, say, Moncton. But that is not a word I would generally use to describe our tabletop of squat buildings.
Agreed.
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