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Residences of 488 University Avenue, The
480 University Avenue, Toronto
Developer: Amexon Development Corporation
Website: 488university.com/

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Thread: Residences of 488 University Avenue, The (480 University @ Dundas, Amexon, 55s, Core)

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    Default Residences of 488 University Avenue, The (480 University @ Dundas, Amexon, 55s, Core)

    Proposal is to add residential units above the existing commercial office building

    Planning Meeting on 480 University Ave

    Date: Wednesday May 30, 2012
    Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Committee Room 1
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    This is the building at the northwest corner of Dundas and University.

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    It's owned by Crown Property who have a history of flipping rundown office buildings to developers. They also own that dump on Yonge Street we discussed in the Aura thread...
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    I've been in it once, seems in decent shape and its 95% occupied with about average rental rates for class B ... which tells you its not run down at all.


    Having said that, its hard to picture residential units on top of this particular building !

    Really crappy picture of building in question:
    If I had a penny for every time someone asked me why I was looking up…

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    Well, I *can* see rental units--but as part of a strip-to-the-skeleton-and-rebuild scheme...

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    One simple and cheery solution (it is around the corner from OCAD U afterall) --not to scale mass'n only.

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    Those boxes I wouldn't mind...

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    Blacktower.TV has the renderporn & it looks promising!

    @BlacktowerTV for more.

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    Looks like a full re-cladding of the tower with blue glass. The podium will also be modified into something more interesting and engaging with the street level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Looks like a full re-cladding of the tower with blue glass..
    Anyone have an idea of how many extra floors

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    Mods new title: The Four Season Hotel 2 based on tonight design. I will post photos later and you would say it was a copy of the current new tower.

    I like the design 100% especially the based. Section 37 will be used to make TTC accessibly from this project.

    18 floors of commercial with the rest being condo's with a height of 185m plus mechanical. There will be a small 3's podium

    207 1 bedrooms over 542 sq ft, 132 2 bedrooms and 84 3 bedrooms.

    Current 2 level of parking for 78 cars will become 5 levels for 165.

    The building will strip to the structural steel frame so reinforcement can take place to add the extra 25 floors on top on of the original design 30 floors back in 1967. Since the footings have to be reinforce, the extra 3 floors for parking has to be dug out to get to the footings.

    Anyway here is the correct title: The Icon (Joeeph Azouri, Amexun Development Corporation, 55's, Deni Poletti Core Architects)
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    Hmmm, 43 storys/185-195 meters....so here starts the manhattanization of University Ave

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    I'm sure they'll need to kick out all the current tenants ? Its about 250K square feet of office space (nearly all occupied today).

    Are they going to be renovating the space ? It's just a class B office building today and I'm sure it can use a renovation.
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    AG, 55 storeys.....
    When I'm not on UT, I am a Mississauga real estate agent ....check out my site here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automation Gallery View Post
    Hmmm, 43 storys/185-195 meters....so here starts the manhattanization of University Ave
    Different floor height between commercial and residents, since the building was design back in the mid 60's where ceilings did not play a part like they do to day. It is 55's regardless of the 185m.
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