374 Spadina Avenue

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  1. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

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    Looks like this boarded up, fire damaged eyesore on Spadina will finally be replaced.

    374 Spadina Ave here: http://bit.ly/K3Ckoa

    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-46952.pdf

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    A report will be submitted to Toronto and East York Community Council from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official of Toronto Building for consideration of a demolition permit for a building containing a residential unit(s) for the May 15, 2012 TEYCC meeting. City staff are finalizing the details of the report to be submitted directly to Toronto and East York Community Council on or before May 14, 2012.
     
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  2. Automation Gallery

    Automation Gallery Superstar

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    Hopefully while they're at it, they can bulldoze everything else south of that to the heritage block (350-358 Spadina)...
    talk about an ugly part of Spadina. Wow:eek:
     
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  3. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

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    http://www.kohnarchitects.com/374-spadina-avenue

    374 Spadina
    Toronto, ON

    This 2-storey 2,150 SF commercial development, with its sleek lines, high ceilings, and juxtaposition of modern cladding materials, is slated to become a chic boutique restaurant in the heart of one of Toronto’s most charming and vibrant neighbourhoods, Kensington Market. Situated on a narrow lot at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Baldwin Street, the design emphasizes verticality in the dining areas through the use of floor-to-ceiling glass and double-height spaces while in tandem segregating secondary functions towards a rear, single-storey mass. The formal and material change along Baldwin Street allows for a gentle transition to the human scale; one that also serves to reinforce the pedestrian-centric Kensington experience for both visitors and locals alike.
     
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    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    Somehow I think off-white brick is a bad choice for this graffiti prone area.

    AoD
     
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  5. ADRM

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    From that link:

    Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 9.11.27 PM.
     
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  6. am29

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    Haha definitely gonna get graffitied all over. This in red brick wouldn't be half bad.
     
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  7. ProjectEnd

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    If one is cheap / lazy enough to use EIFS at-grade, one deserves to be covered in graffiti. No sympathy here.
     
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  8. modernizt

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    The drawings specifically show that they are using face brick and aluminum cladding... no EIFS here.
     
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    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    It might be an improvement in that case.

    AoD
     
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    Hmm, missing that. Which one? A000-300 don't specify cladding as far as I can see.
     
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    I don't have the document open but all of the elevations have annotations for the proposed cladding.
     
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    Different set?

    Pages from viewSupportingDoc.
     
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  13. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    Architectural Plans p. 4:

    upload_2016-12-21_11-40-49.

    Zoomed in materials legend:

    upload_2016-12-21_11-41-45.


    AoD
     
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    Different set!
     
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  15. adHominem

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    Kind of surprised they didn't assemble with the neighbouring lots to the south & build something a bit higher (although, for all I know, they tried & couldn't); two stories on Spadina is pretty low.

    I do find it funny that they're emphasizing that it's in Kensington, and not Chinatown, even though it's a Spadina address.
     
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