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Huh? It's the biggest load I've read in a while. Essentially equates high-rises and/or population to world stature.
You're so predictable. Of course you'd think that's what it meant. You're always good for a laugh, I'll give you that.
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Architects take note. See that curved corner? Making the corner a place that's decorous and alive? Yeah, more of that and less boxiness, please. At least on the corners.
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Residents, developer seek compromise on major North York project

Valley Woods Road proposal would increase densities in area

LISA QUEEN|Jun 24, 2011 - 1:58 PM



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In what would be the most significant development in the community southeast of the Don Valley Parkway and York Mills Road in the last three decades, a developer wants to demolish 245 existing rental townhouses and replace them with 1,880 rental and condominium units.

"This is the biggest application we have seen in 30 years, probably the biggest application ever in this community," said Don Valley East Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said at the Wednesday, June 22, meeting of North York Community Council.
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Several residents expressed concerns with the proposal at 35-53 and 101-113 Valley Woods Rd. and 1213-1229 York Mills Rd., complaining the development is out of scale with the existing community and will add to already congested roads.
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Speaking on behalf of the applicant, Adam Brown said there have been significant changes to the design of the project since it was first proposed, including a hefty drop in density. When the development was first pitched in December 2007, it called for 2,375 units in buildings of up to 32 storeys.

Brown also pointed to other proposed improvements including extensive landscaping, a well-designed streetscape and wide separation distances between buildings.
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According to a city planning report, the proposal calls for the existing 245 rental townhouses to be replaced with 270 rental units and 1,610 condo units in buildings of up to 27 storeys. It also includes a new road connecting Valley Woods Road to York Mills.

The property is made up of two parcels of land connected by a strip of land along Valley Woods Road.

On the north parcel would be a 12-storey rental building with 140 units and four condo buildings ranging in height from 12 to 27 storeys with 1,056 units.

The south parcel would contain 130 rental townhouse and stacked townhouse units and three condo buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys with 554 units. This parcel would also feature a 0.4-hectare (1-acre) park.
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2011, 1:31 AM
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‘Mini Manhattan’ approved

But Richmond Hill opposes Markham’s desire to move ahead with Langstaff Gateway

By David Fleischer|Jun 29, 2011 - 11:30 AM






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Markham can finally move forward with what its mayor describes as “the leading urban growth centre in North America” but not everyone is happy about it.

Regional council gave its approval last week to Markham’s secondary plan for the Langstaff Gateway.
The approval allows developers and the town to move forward with the first phase, totalling 5,000 units, on the island of land between Bayview Avenue and Yonge Street, south of Hwy. 407.
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The growth centre is one of 25 earmarked by the province for high-density development, but it’s the only one split between two municipalities, roughly bisected by Hwys. 7, 407 and the hydro corridor. The confluence of transit — Viva, YRT and a future subway and rapid transit along Hwy. 407 — has lead to planners envisioning it as a “Union Station North,” with densities exceeding the provincial minimums by as much as 500 per cent.

When fully developed decades from now, the entire site should house about 48,000 residents and 30,000 jobs.
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Richmond Hill already approved 2,000 units and Markham can soon go forward with 5,000 more along with crucial infrastructure such as new roads.

When the Yonge subway extension is announced, another 2,000 units will be available across the site but the highest densities will only be achieved when the subway opens, followed by the launch of the 407 Transitway bus service.

The plan includes numerous sustainable features including on-site energy, a rehabilitation of Pomona Creek in Thornhill and a target of up to 70 per cent of trips taking place by transit rather than cars.
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2011, 1:43 AM
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Cityplace and TCHC Block 32 update. It's still in the early phases of construction but it's looking quite clear that the Community Housing project will end up looking way better than any of the existing Cityplace towers.


http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...219#post535219

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460 Yonge Street: Future high-rise development

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High Density Resland sale of 460 Yonge Street, Toronto | Purchased by Canderel | Price: $22,000,000 | No development applications submitted
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365 Church by Menkes now taking registration, the colourful logo obviously showing the main target group:

http://www.menkes.com/templates/chur...istration.html

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Bold vision sought for Yonge Street

Published On Mon Jul 04 2011
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A rendering of what Yonge St. might look at Gerrard St. if the road were narrowed to two lanes of traffic and the sidewalk widened to allow for cafes and greenery.


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The report, to be released Wednesday, proposes dramatic changes in the section between Dundas and Gerrard Sts., including widening sidewalks, reducing car traffic to two lanes, and making it pedestrian only for special festivals.
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The Yonge Street Planning Framework, written by Ken Greenberg of Greenberg Consultants and Marianne McKenna of KPMB Architects, is a blueprint for turning around this tired area that includes historic buildings, a new 75-storey condo tower and Ryerson University.

It’s designed to improve the public space, make the area more welcoming for retailers and encourage small businesses, including high-tech ventures, to set up shop.
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Some ideas are obvious, such as encouraging cafes and restaurants at the ground level so patrons spill out to outdoor patios, creating a friendly neighbourhood. It also calls for more street vendors to draw people in. Small details such as garage-like doors or French doors can link the stores to the street in good weather.

But other suggestions break new ground, such as sending large-scale retail stores from ground-floor locations to upstairs or below-ground spots.
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“Big box is welcome to Yonge but not at the street level,” said Wong-Tam. “The planning rationale we want to have as many doors at grade at possible. There is an appropriate place for large-format retail.”

The proposal calls for a better balance of retail including higher quality stores, though not necessarily high-end businesses. Wong-Tam argues there’s a place for dollar stores and strip clubs, but they can’t be the only businesses on Yonge St.
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Greenberg, co-author of the report, said this framework strikes a balance between preserving heritage buildings and balancing new development, including offices and condos such as the planned 75-storey Aura tower at the corner of Gerrard St. It calls for certain setbacks to ensure large towers don’t engulf Yonge St. and protects sunlight access to the low-rise heritage buildings.
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“This is a great period for cities in which pedestrian life is being celebrated,” Greenberg said, noting that Yonge St. pedestrians outnumber drivers by more than two-to-one, and Yonge-Dundas square draws large crowds.

According to the city’s statistics in November 2006, 53,434 pedestrians were counted at Yonge and Dundas, compared with 22,038 drivers in an eight-hour period, long before the scramble intersection, which at times allows pedestrians to cross in any direction, was introduced.
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City staff will bring their own recommendations based on this framework to community council likely in October, and then it would go to city council. Wong-Tam’s goal is to have a pilot project with temporary landscaping in place for next summer.
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2011, 6:39 PM
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2-8 Gloucester Proposal, Toronto. 29 storeys, 99.7 m

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Could this be the location of the highly anticipated upcoming supertall proposal??


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Could this heritage beauty be the base of new tower kitty corner from Aura?

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From the G&M article Toronto eyes bold makeover of busy Yonge Street corridor:

"The new study examines the section of Yonge between Dundas and Gerrard streets, long home to head shops and strip clubs, but now poised for dramatic change. Ryerson University’s new student centre is slated for the former Sam the Record Man site, and to the north a towering 75-storey condominium is under construction that will add more than 900 residential units to the neighbourhood. Primaris, a major retail landlord, also has bought properties on both sides of the street, including a heritage building at Yonge and Gerrard streets.

The plan also proposes new northern entrances for the crowded Dundas subway station and setbacks for upper stories of new developments to keep the current scale at street level. One large tower is anticipated on the southeast corner of Yonge and Gerrard streets."
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China House dining room closed by condo build


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Published Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011 4:08PM EDT


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A popular Chinese restaurant known for its weekly jazz shows and vintage decor will shutter its dining room doors later this month to prepare for the construction of a new condo development.
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Mr. Wise said he worked out a deal with the developers, BSAR Group of Companies, that will allow him to keep using the kitchen at the back of the building while a condo showroom is built in the dining area. But he doesn't know how long he'll be able to keep serving from his current location, since that will depend on the developers' timelines.
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While Mr. Petroff said the restaurant will be missed, he added that most businesses nearby are looking forward to the influx of new customers that a condominium is likely to bring.
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BSAR has not yet submitted a formal development application to the city, and the company said it can’t discuss details of the new building until its application is in. Councillor Joe Mihevc said the new building will likely be about nine stories tall and cover the area occupied by the restaurant and the public parking lot beside it. Underground public parking is also planned.
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Councillor Mihevc said some residents have expressed concerns about the new condo building, and he’ll hold a community meeting once an application comes in from BSAR. But since the plans he saw don’t appear to contravene zoning rules, he said it’s likely the development will go ahead.
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New Casey House HIV/AIDS health care building will restore 1875 heritage mansion at Jarvis & Isabella

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The city has scheduled a community consultation meeting for tomorrow evening (July 7) to obtain neighbourhood input on a redevelopment proposal that would see a new Casey House HIV/AIDS health care facility constructed along the south side of Isabella Street, between Jarvis and Huntley Streets. The new building would include a five-storey structure rising behind and attached to the William R. Johnston House at 571 Jarvis Street, a brick mansion built in 1875.
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From its 22.7-metre peak height behind the mansion, the new building would terrace down to three storeys toward Huntley Street, where the entrance to an underground parking garage would be situated — directly across the street from the existing Casey House hospice at the southeast corner of Huntley & Isabella.
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Although Toronto heritage building enthusiasts will be relieved that the historic mansion will be saved and incorporated into the new facility, they undoubtedly will be dismayed that a handsome 122-year-old coach house at 119 Isabella Street will be destroyed during construction. Built at the southwest corner of Huntley & Isabella in 1889, the coach house is currently used by Casey House for administration and training space. Since it couldn’t be included in the new building design, its demise appears likely — unless an individual or organization with property to which the coach house could be relocated steps in to save it.
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Interesting new Toronto office development:

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...-sq.-ft-Oxford).

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Leasing being carried out by oxford.

It's an interesting site ... launched to help with their big blocks of office space available (they actually don't have that much really ... other then this new development):

http://www.oxfordbigblocks.com/build...g=100-adelaide

Pretty nice hat to this building ! Similar to the RBC center but I like the top better.

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Shame RAIII wasn't at least 150m.
Nice infill though.
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The AvenDale, Lonsdale Rd and Avenue Rd, 19 storeys

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I like this. It's sophisticated and reflects the surrounding neighbourhood.
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Another large proposal on the horizon for Toronto ...

http://www.postcity.com/Post-City-Ma...into/index.php

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New Yonge & Eglinton tower could top Minto

Developer proposes to build a 57-storey condo on northeast corner

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A proposal surfaced last month, which would see a condo higher than the Minto Tower built at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. Developer Bazis International introduced the news at a meeting attended by Coun. Josh Matlow and representatives from the Sherwood Park Residents’ Association.
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Bazis has bought up several properties at the corner anchored by the TD Canada Trust bank. Matlow said the proposed height of the tower is approximately 160 metres — three storeys higher than the controversial 54-storey Minto development (just south of Eglinton Avenue).
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According to Matlow, preliminary discussions have been focused more on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue as a whole, rather than solely on the proposed building. “When we discuss one development, we have to consider how the junction works,” he said. A primary concern is establishing an open public space at the intersection, Matlow said, especially since the public square at the northwest corner will be lost as part of the RioCan redevelopment. It is also important to study how the underground LRT and subway stations will be integrated and what retail space at street level should look like.
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According to Mills, all parties were receptive during the meeting — though finding a happy medium is going to be a long process. Matlow agreed: “We, as a community, have an opportunity to consider what boundaries we need to set.”
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Any news on the remake of the Rio Can complex ?
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^ Nope, we haven't heard anything since November of last year. =/
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^ Nope, we haven't heard anything since November of last year. =/
Hopefully the time-lag is simply do to the complex nature of the project.
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Yeah, that will be an exciting project, something like Mount Sinai but just a bit taller.
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