83 River Street (Broccolini, 38s, IBI Group)

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  1. AlvinofDiaspar

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    Haha, what an odd place to plunk a 38 storey structure

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    That crane on the left of the screenshot above is building a 29-storey tower, so there is definitely some context. Though it doesn't look that way when you face east or northeast like that shot.
     
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    List of all properties included for this development:

    2 LABATT AVE
    4 LABATT AVE
    83 RIVER ST
    85 RIVER ST
    87 RIVER ST
    89 RIVER ST
    91 RIVER ST
    93 RIVER ST
    95 RIVER ST
    97 RIVER ST
     
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  5. MrR

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    There's also a 38 storey tower on the south side of labatt that's been approved
     
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    Developer is Broccolini, architect is IBI Group:
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  7. syn

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    Not a fan of the base, but this does appeal to me for some reason.
     
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    innsertnamehere Senior Member

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    Brocollini is a construction group, no?
     
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  9. Stupidandshallow

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    Interesting... I'm for development here. The Regent Park buildings that line this stretch of River are mostly TCH or co-ops so any market buildings proposed here would be a great addition. Shame IBI group has been hired though.

    However, I suspect that this particular development doesn't stand a chance based on the Queen River Secondary Plan. I believe this particular block is designated as "neighbourhood" (which is ridiculous).

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  10. MrR

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    He's building MEC and 155 Redpath.
    He bought this site
     
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  11. ChesterCopperpot

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    They've moved into development as well.
     
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  12. Torontovibe

    Torontovibe Senior Member

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    This looks much better than most of the buildings I see going up in the city!
     
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  13. MrR

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    Just up the street from RC3 too.
     
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  14. Stupidandshallow

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    Fortunately (I think), it looks like the Queen-River secondary plan is under an appeal at the OMB.

    I was curious about the proposed neighbourhood designation and found this interesting bit in the planning rationale prepared by Bousfields:

    I find it remarkable that 8 houses can wield such influence over the amount of potential housing that could be developed in downtown Toronto...also, including a surface parking lot in the proposed Neighbourhoods designation is a real head scratcher.

     
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  15. WislaHD

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    I like the design, and I think it would fit well aesthetically with some of the buildings built/under construction/in planning in the areas south of this site.
     
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