NimbyTect presents yongLOO--a perfect (snow) storm of a condo tower proposal coming to the SE corner of Yonge and Gloucester. You heard that here first remember. I have several versions of yongLOU I'm working on. yongLOO is the white "conservative" modern-style design with references to the '60s apartment blocks in the area (eg white brick framed with painted white concrete) and the Victorian built form across Yonge Street (dormers, wood window frames, classic proportions, pitched roof) all rolled into one cohesive design that does not rely on endless grey spandrel and glass. The podium and the first two setbacks are basically finished here, minus the obvious details perfectionists demand. But it's again just a conceptual sketch(UP)
3s podium (CRU, 2s live/work lofts above), 2s lofts setback, 2s lofts setback, 40-50s condo tower to come.
The timber & brick stylized "tower" at the corner raises the eye upwards to form a "gateway" with the old Victorian across the street. It also provides a "sun screen", service stack, advertising signage potential and "public art/sculpture" and/or lighting landmark for pedestrians.
Update: Gloucester elevation on the left; Yonge Street on the right.
A reminder of the rubbish that's currently there--notice it's in white brick. yongLOU v2.0 will be in red brick.
1) Yonge Street looking North near Gloucester, today and c.2020s(?)
2) Gloucester Street looking East from Yonge Street, today and c.2020s(?)
Should Yonge Street retain its current 3s built form with new towers setback (like at Five) or should the 1960s-80s 10s+ streetwall continue? What do the the nimbies think?