At the same time, a few years back no one (including developers) could not have cared less about Queen West.
The trouble with this (these) project is that it is a compromise for everyone included (and of their own making), and a compromise rarely satisfies anyone. The idea that a nine floor building is bad because it's nine floors is a bit of an empty argument. Neighbourhoods evolve in terms of density, and this neighbourhood is no different in that respect.
That being said, some candy-cake faux pile would stick out like a sore thumb in this area. Something of this proportion can really set the tone for future development, and it would be a shame if it really set the wrong tone.