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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:23 PM
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:43 PM
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Redesign CC3 please: mediocre dated Vancouver-style building.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:45 PM
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The chances of a megatall being built in Toronto are higher.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:34 AM
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The redeveloment is replacing an exceptional groundbreaking design for a mediocre one. There's also the unsympathetic addition planned for the Hotel Victoria. The only hope to save the integrity of Commerce Court would be for the project to fail. It looks less and less likely to happen. This is sad news.
I gotta agree. I passed by the plaza and buildings to be torn down for this proposal just today......just reminds me of what a nice piece of the Financial District would be gone for this tower. It's a great architectural gem, and the plaza is an intimate and welcoming spot for events that occur there fairly often.



I at least wish they'd slim down the tower and try to retain some of the architectural/general design elements from what's currently there.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2018, 6:12 PM
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:43 PM
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Redesign CC3 please: mediocre dated Vancouver-style building.
Only Vancouver has nothing even close to this height or density. Beyond that, I think the tower has huge potential. One of those ones that will likely gain popularity once built.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2018, 10:46 PM
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Site plan approval sought for One Yonge towers 2 (supertall) and 3! Official plan and zoning amendment already approved!
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:26 AM
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Supertall number 2 is on the way.

2 supertalls on the top 10, will be a proud day.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Supertall number 2 is on the way.

2 supertalls on the top 10, will be a proud day.
Any pictures yet?
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:49 AM
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one tower is 95 floors (supertall - 308 meters)
the other tower is 80 floors

read the story on UT

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2018/07/...nd-3-one-yonge



because they are already excavating the site, these could go under construction at anytime.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:54 AM
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Ah yes that’s right, I keep getting the site locations for One youge and The One confused, every time I hear One Younge I think it’s a second tower at The One, pictures always help, thanks!
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I'm not feeling optimistic about this project, but at least they're filling in that parking lot.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 5:11 PM
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Only Vancouver has nothing even close to this height or density. Beyond that, I think the tower has huge potential. One of those ones that will likely gain popularity once built.
I think everyone knows the height and density doesn't literally translate to Vancouver. I agree with the rest. It's tall. That's all it needs to be. I do think future generation may look upon our generation with the same contempt as we look upon the block busting of the 1960s and 1970s. We're still a pubescent growing city. Hopefully, one day arrives where we aren't constantly renewing are urban environments for additional density.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 5:16 PM
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I'm not feeling optimistic about this project, but at least they're filling in that parking lot.
Architecturally, it should turn out alright. I have zero confidence in the community/ neighbourhood feel. Big win for the skyline.
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one tower is 95 floors (supertall - 308 meters)
the other tower is 80 floors

read the story on UT

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2018/07/...nd-3-one-yonge

because they are already excavating the site, these could go under construction at anytime.

I finally figured out why these towers were looking so familiar... they're kind of like the Walmart brand version of these:


https://www.instagram.com/nk7/?hl=en

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Still a pretty nice addition to the skyline - though I don't see the point in having balconies up to the 80th and 95th floors. I can't imagine they'd be too popular with residents, and the design would be a lot cleaner without.
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I always thought they were knock-offs of the two big Hong Kong towers, IFC and ICC.



from: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractio...Hong_Kong.html
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Still a pretty nice addition to the skyline - though I don't see the point in having balconies up to the 80th and 95th floors. I can't imagine they'd be too popular with residents, and the design would be a lot cleaner without.
Balconies are useless higher than ~ floor 25.
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They are about as high quality as Canadian mid/upper mid market condos can feasibly be. We dont have to beat ourselves up too by comparing it to a AAA office project in an exponentially bigger and more powerful asian market.

Walmart quality condos would be Concord's Canada House.
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I think having a balcony on the 95th floor would be the coolest thing ever. When i had a short term rental in city place there was balcony with glass sides on the 40th floor and it was the best thing about the place.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 4:32 AM
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They are about as high quality as Canadian mid/upper mid market condos can feasibly be. We dont have to beat ourselves up too by comparing it to a AAA office project in an exponentially bigger and more powerful asian market.

Walmart quality condos would be Concord's Canada House.
I think It's more than fair to question how we continue to be disappointed by spandrel window wall in Toronto when other cities deliver curtain wall at much lower price points. It's too simple to call it as developers being greedy too. Canada is not all the same either.

This isn't specific to One Yonge which I assume will be curtain wall.
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