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Old Posted Jun 27, 2014, 8:27 PM
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Red face TORONTO | Residences of 488 University Avenue | 207 M | 55 FLOORS

Address: 480 University Avenue
Developer: Amexon
Architect: Core Architects

Formerly known as "The Icon" - now known as "The Residences of U Avenue".





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Old Posted Jun 28, 2014, 1:27 AM
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I think the height of this one is a little under 700 ft.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2014, 3:08 AM
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Nice looking building, but who really wants to live right on University Avenue?
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I could think of worse places...
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Looks like the bottom third are offices (even can see the ceilings in the renderings)
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The bottom third is office and already exists. They'll renovate it and then add ~35 floors of residential on top of it.

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Nice looking building, but who really wants to live right on University Avenue?
Tons of people would. The University of Toronto, the Ontario Legislature, all those hospitals/research institutes, on a subway line? And you get to live on the grandest avenue in the country. Any residential going up on this street are going to be snapped up soooooo fast it will make your head spin.

The Ritz-Carlton is down the street and I believe those started at $1.5 million.
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The bottom third is office and already exists. They'll renovate it and then add ~35 floors of residential on top of it.



Tons of people would. The University of Toronto, the Ontario Legislature, all those hospitals/research institutes, on a subway line? And you get to live on the grandest avenue in the country. Any residential going up on this street are going to be snapped up soooooo fast it will make your head spin.

The Ritz-Carlton is down the street and I believe those started at $1.2 million.
Count me in as someone who'd be thrilled to live here. University Avenue is truly an architectural tour. Not to mention it's a 15 minute walk to King/John, 20 minute walk to UofT, 30 minute walk to Yorkville and only 10 minutes from the Financial District.

The direct subway access is also awesome (especially during the winter or if you're like me and are paranoid of your hair getting messed up on windy days)

To be honest, I was surprised there hasnt been more residential development here.

I think I'd go so far to say that I'd prefer it to Bay Street.
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University Avenue is a very grand street...

Subway access is a plus.
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