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170 Spadina
170 Spadina Avenue , Toronto
Developer: Tri-Win International
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Thread: 170 Spadina (was FAD Condominium, Triwin Int'l, 15s, Wallman Architects)

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    Looks fantastic - I'd actually love to live here. I'd love to see the rest of Spadina from Queen to College get filled in with similar condos.

    And yeah, that horrible corner with the McDonald's needs to go ASAP.


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    Thank you all for posting the below renderings ...

    In absence of context I do like version 2.0 the most (even though its just glass) ...

    Notwithstanding the above ... definitely version 3.0 with the brick warehouse look ties in way better with the Spadina context, however I'm not feeling as strongly FOR this design as compared with 'The Morgan' condominiums to the south, which had the a great context to the history of the area but did not simply looks like 'plain warehouse' to me

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    This is a HUGE improvement! What a relief. I really hope it stays this way. Perfect for this location.
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    I LOVE the black-colored brick cladding. It makes every project look better to me for some reason.

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    I agree, version three is the best so far.

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    That version is excellent. It's a great fit for the neighbourhood, much more so than the two prior attempts. (I'm still not loving the hat, though -- I consider that a very unfortunate trend in Toronto architecture).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulse View Post
    That version is excellent. It's a great fit for the neighbourhood, much more so than the two prior attempts. (I'm still not loving the hat, though -- I consider that a very unfortunate trend in Toronto architecture).
    I consider the hats a decent way to add visual interest to one part of a tower which needs it: the top. Hats mean that the top of the tower won't be dominated by an afterthought element like a cheap mechanical box. But they can be overused, and there are many other ways of incorporating mechanical elements at the top into the architecture of the building.

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    I see the Republic condos at Yonge and Eg daily, and their hats are these vast slabs of concrete that loom over the entire structure, out of any sense of human scale. They are a strange bit of brutalism in what are otherwise reasonable buildings. The same issue of scale applies here, with the added problem that the hat is completely out of keeping with the specific style the building is otherwise trying to evoke. It is a strange flourish to an otherwise lovely, contextual design.

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    Other than the silly hat, I like this project--thankfully the hat won't be visible from the street--which is why it's the latest RenderPornStar

    That "Come and get it" pop up sandwich shop on the site is great, but even better is Banh Mi Boys around the corner--QSpa has become so vibrant it's one of the areas I could imagine living in again were I to move again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbandreamer View Post
    Other than the silly hat, I like this project--thankfully the hat won't be visible from the street--which is why it's the latest RenderPornStar

    That "Come and get it" pop up sandwich shop on the site is great, but even better is Banh Mi Boys around the corner--QSpa has become so vibrant it's one of the areas I could imagine living in again were I to move again.
    Bhanmi Boys is great.

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    Braised pork belly sandwich and kimchi fries<3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Braised pork belly sandwich and kimchi fries<3
    I think Pork belly is their best seller. I like the chicken, though. So cheap going by downtown standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulse View Post
    I see the Republic condos at Yonge and Eg daily, and their hats are these vast slabs of concrete that loom over the entire structure, out of any sense of human scale. They are a strange bit of brutalism in what are otherwise reasonable buildings. The same issue of scale applies here, with the added problem that the hat is completely out of keeping with the specific style the building is otherwise trying to evoke. It is a strange flourish to an otherwise lovely, contextual design.
    I think in this case the hat appears exaggerated by the wide-angle lens distortion in the render (a favourite among these 3D renders). In reality it'll probably look more in scale with the rest of the building, much like CASA's hat ended up being more subtle, as opposed to the render which suggested a massive overhang.

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    Planning Meeting on 170 Spadina Ave, 81-87 Peter St, 388 King St W + 82 Peter St

    Date: Monday May 28, 2012
    Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308
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