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Old Posted Apr 9, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Another perspectives photo..

while you wait for more super updates this weekend.. by me!!



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Old Posted Aug 13, 2010, 1:54 PM
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Quite the party was held at Bisha's opulent new sales office on Thursday evening to mark the launch of the 41-storey project. During the week to come we'll bring you more details on clubland king Charles Khabouth's first step into the condotel business, but we can start today with a few pics from the party, focusing on the model of the Wallman Architects-designed building.







from the northwest:




from the southwest:




focusing on the podium:




front door to the hotel portion:




Bisha's mark on the skyline:



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^ Not bad! The top is a bit clumsy, but I love the red "stripes" going up the facade, and how the massing ties in to the historic brick building (assuming that's what's there now). Where will this be on the skyline?
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Right behind the skydome... It's on Spadina and Front. just a wee bit west of Blue Jays way.

It will appear in the skyline to be right next to TIFF / Toronto Film Festival
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One the same block as M5V, right across the street from Second City.
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It's getting hot!

from interchange42 at urbantoronto.ca, who has hookups at Bisha.

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Old Posted Aug 15, 2010, 1:19 PM
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2010, 8:16 PM
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I revised one of my renders from a while back.

I increased the heights of ICE I and II. As well I added Infinity 4 and the Southcore complex of the Delta Hotel and Bremner Tower.


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from Traynor in the Canada section.

Future toronto Skyline with

Southcore Financial Centre Complex
ICE 1 and 2 Towers with increased height
Trump hotel
New Delta in Southcore Financial Centre
Shangri la Hotel..

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What were the heights of Ice 1 and 2 increased to? Is that just a trick of perspective or will it be the tallest?!
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What were the heights of Ice 1 and 2 increased to? Is that just a trick of perspective or will it be the tallest?!
I believe the taller ICE tower will now be 234 metres. First Canadian Place is 298 metres, but appears shorter from the lake because the central business district is further away. FCP is about 3 times further from the lake than ICE.
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Waterfront Toronto selects Hines to develop next great downtown neighbourhood

New community designed by world-renowned architects Cesar Pelli and Stanton Eckstut

TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Following an extensive competitive selection process, Waterfront Toronto has chosen Hines, one of the world's premier real estate firms, to develop Toronto's next great waterfront neighbourhood.

Hines will help Waterfront Toronto transform the Bayside development site into a vibrant and diverse mixed-use neighbourhood, complete with 1,700 homes, a bustling retail, restaurant and entertainment corridor, and office and employment space for 2,400 jobs. Situated in a prime downtown location in the emerging East Bayfront waterfront district, the Bayside site consists of 4 hectares (10 acres) of underutilized city-owned land south of Queens Quay Boulevard between Lower Sherbourne and Parliament streets.

Having received unanimous approval from Toronto City Council's Executive Committee on August 16, the development agreement for the Bayside project will be presented to City Council for final approval at the August 25/26 council meeting. If approved, the new neighbourhood will be constructed in phases with first occupancy of buildings and completion of dynamic new public spaces as early as 2014. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2021.

To develop its winning proposal, Hines assembled an internationally renowned design team led by luminary architect Cesar Pelli, who is responsible for such iconic buildings as the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and Manhattan's World Financial Center, and Stanton Eckstut, the visionary behind New York's celebrated Battery Park City waterfront development.

The Bayside site will be the single largest parcel of land developed to date by Waterfront Toronto. Backed by an $800 million private sector investment, the development will result in approximately $1.6 billion in total economic activity and $20 million in development charges for the City of Toronto. To promote lasting economic development, Bayside is being targeted as an employment hub on the waterfront, particularly for knowledge-based industries such as information and communication technology companies and the creative sector.

"The Bayside development is another major step forward in the complete revitalization of our waterfront and it will be an integral part of East Bayfront, which is already taking shape into a showcase 21st century community," said John Campbell, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. "We look forward to working in partnership with Hines, a company with an extraordinary track record for sustainable development, energy efficiency and innovative operational practices, to ensure that Bayside will be a model for green building across the city and around the globe."

In addition to meeting or exceeding Waterfront Toronto's Mandatory Green Building Requirements, Hines is planning a number of strategic green programs for Bayside, including the implementation of the Hines GREEN OFFICE Tenant Program, which enhances the sustainable features and operations of employer spaces in commercial buildings. The firm has also proposed the creation of an ENERGY STAR(R) pilot program for commercial construction, which would see Hines partner with Natural Resources Canada to expand the Canadian Building Standard for single-family residential construction into commercial development.

"We are elated by the opportunity to be part of the remarkable transformation underway along Toronto's waterfront, and especially with a project of this importance and magnitude," said Gerald D. Hines, Chairman and Founder of Hines. "With a presence in more than 100 cities around the globe, Hines has the breadth of experience, network of expertise and financial strength required to ensure the timely development of this large and complex waterfront site."

Hines' plans for Bayside will deliver a vibrant and dynamic neighbourhood that is full of life and activity all year round. A significant retail and entertainment destination on Bonnycastle Street will draw visitors from across the city and will provide connections to neighbouring public spaces, including the soon-to-be-completed Sherbourne Common, Queens Quay linear park, and the Water's Edge Promenade. To ensure the neighbourhood is just as vibrant during the colder months, the design team drew inspiration from successful winter environments like Québec City, Montréal and Stockholm. These considerations are evident in the area's non-linear street network, which creates a variety of intimate and weather protected spaces, and the planned construction of a winter garden.

"The people, who will eventually live, work and play here, were our first and foremost design consideration," said architect Cesar Pelli. "The neighbourhood will be built on a decidedly human scale, with mews and small streets that promote a sense of closeness and community."

"Among other things, we are trying to create the most walkable neighbourhood in all of Toronto," added architect Stanton Eckstut. "The most walkable is also the most sustainable approach to city design."

Rounding out the Bayside design team is award-winning Toronto-based Adamson Architects, with their local knowledge and years of collaborative experience on large-scale development projects, including London's Canary Wharf.

High-resolution renderings and a project animation video are available for download at www.waterfrontoronto.ca/newsroom

To learn more about the project, developer and design teams:

www.waterfrontoronto.ca

www.hines.com/canada/bayside

www.pcparch.com/

www.eekarchitects.com

http://adamson-associates.com/
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In case you need any reminder, here's the site, or at least the site as it was in the spring:




Here it is in its broader context:




And here's the local plan:




This rendering portrays Phase 1 of the project along the east side of Sherbourne Common in the summer, fall, and winter. (Imagine spring on your own.) Residential units will be built in the podium and mid-rise portions of the buildings pictured, with mostly retail and restaurant space at ground level. Note 'Bayside Hall', a climate controlled space between the two buildings which will provide public access from the Common through the block to Bonnycastle Street year round. It will be a place to escape the heat or the cold or the wet on extreme days, and will provide food service and convenience units for the public. Just outside of it is Sherbourne Common's Pavilion.








East of these buildings is Bonnycastle Street, the neighbourhood's Main Street. It will be "double loaded" - shops on both sides - and will make for the lively, public heart of the area.




East of Bonnycastle Street, the next opening from the neighbourhood to the lake is at the quieter Aitken Place Park. The renderings below picture it in summer and fall:






That's it for now. More coming later...

Do check out the video mentioned above here. Once it goes up on YouTube we will link it directly.

All renderings courtesy of Hines.

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Old Posted Aug 19, 2010, 7:21 PM
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Okay, you've seen this:




Time to get closer:




And go inside:




Are you visiting? Let's get you a room:




Or do you live here? This way please:




Back in your designer suite:




Time to relax up top:




Or hang out in the lounge:




Or maybe have a drink at the bar:




Okay, enough fooling around: let's get into the floor plans. Have fun exploring:












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Here are a few other angles from the video.






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I am in a hotel in Downtown TO right now (near Dundas Square).

This is my first time here and I have to say I had NO IDEA Toronto was this urban, walkable, vibrant, beautiful, and wonderful!

It's like a cross between NYC, Chicago, and Seattle.

Coupled with the "fact" that people SEEM to be nicer all around here in Toronto, and I like the speed of life, this place really inches up a tad bit higher for me right now than even NYC.

OMG and the streetcars on the streets are GREAT!

The nightlife is amazing (on King and Queen Streets?).

Part of me wishes I could move here!!!

You guys are super lucky to have such a great city here.

Toronto has got to be one of the most underrated cities in the world.

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THANKS LAB!!! thats wonderful.. I'll post that in the canada forum...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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