121 Avenue Rd. (@ Webster, Urbancorp, 14s, TACT)

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  1. androiduk

    androiduk Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if there's a thread for this yet. This is the long vacant lot at the corner of Avenue Rd. & Webster.
    Streetview link; http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=43.673362,-79.396021&spn=0,359.99455&z=18&layer=c&cbll=43.673448,-79.396055&panoid=fZsDxkjEqNxONKOrr8Oi-A&cbp=12,63.32,,0,1.96


    Application: Zoning Review Status: Not Started

    Location: 121 AVENUE RD
    TORONTO ON

    Ward 27: Toronto Centre-Rosedale

    Application#: 09 193914 ZPR 00 ZR Accepted Date: Dec 4, 2009

    Project: Multiple-Use Building New Building

    Description: PUBLIC - PRELIMINARY PROJECT REVIEW, Due Date is 06-JAN-10, >>Proposal to construct six storey mixed use building/residential w/ 1 level below grade.
     
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    No news but here are a couple renderings of what it would be (someday?).

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  4. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    It's not awful, but it doesn't make aesthetic sense to be at this location. Maybe on a side street downtown east perhaps?
     
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    wow, if this goes through, the neighbour on webster will be pissed ...
    it looks like it's abbutting his house !?!
     
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  6. Tulse

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    For some context, this is the site of a former historic church (built in the late 1800s) that was destroyed by a suspicious fire in 1995. The speculation at the time was that someone wanted to prevent a historically designated building from limiting development here.
     
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    Strangely, that old church would now be an asset to the community's cachet. They'd probably sell them as million dollar lofts.
     
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    I love the "skeleton" look to this. Seems just a tad too tall though...? But, it's not that much of a problem.
     
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  11. UrbanFervour

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    Looks good. These parking lots at Av & Dav need to go!
     
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  12. Wrenkin

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    I thought it was only a "parking lot" because of arson? (I know the Wiki page says that the church was replaced by the large extant retirement building, but the old building seems to have been located on the corner?)

    [Ed: I see everyone knows this].
     
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  13. interchange42

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    It looks soooooooo well insulated.

    Way too tall for the site. Some local residents who came out to complain at the recent Avenue Lofts (143 Avenue Rd) public consultation kept getting confused about how tall it would be, claiming they were trying for 14 storeys thereā€”it wants 12, as this 14-storey proposal had just been announced to them.

    This building in no way meshes with angular plane requirements on the site and backs on 2 and 3 storey homes. Where's the transition to the stable neighbourhood in behind?

    42
     
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  14. adHominem

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    What 42 said. Far too tall for the site, and doesn't even try to fit in. So, points for confidence, I guess.

    Also, the rendering makes it look like a parkade, which does it no favours.
     
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    There is going to be an astronomical amount of Nimby pushback on this. The design is refreshing though with the minimal white lines.
     
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