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Berczy, The 
63 Front St E, Toronto
Developer: Concert Properties

Berczy, The (51-61 Front St E., Concert, 13s, Young + Wright / IBI Group)

Discussion in 'Projects & Construction (high and mid-rise)' started by brettrobinson, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. brettrobinson

    brettrobinson New Member

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    Anyone have any idea what happened to the supposed proposal to develop the buildings between the Esplanade and Front Street (at the SW corner of Church)? There used to be a city notice up on those buildings regarding a residential development. I think it was to be two towers.
     
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    Indeed, it's been pretty quiet regarding this one.
     
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  3. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira Coming Soon SRC Staff Member

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    Its one building. I think they wanted 20 floors or so. Was then reduced when the locals and the city objected. I think its a 14 at this point.

    Original ideas. Both were rejected AFAIK.

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    unimaginative2 Senior Member

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    I guess that's okay. Doesn't look particularly attractive, and I don't think it will be any kind of improvement for the neighbourhood. At least it doesn't loom over the Flatiron building quite as much as in the original proposal.
     
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    It would be much more appropriate for the parking lot behind the market.
     
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    unimaginative2 Senior Member

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    I agree. That'd be a perfect place for a development like this.
     
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  8. Mike in TO

    Mike in TO Senior Member

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    With Concert involved is this planned as rental?
     
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  9. Bogtrotter

    Bogtrotter Senior Member

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    Looks fine to me, indeed it may very well be an improvement at street level. The red brick looks like an appropriate choice. The tower doesn't seem quite as looming over Front either. The project has displaced my favorite FlyFishing shop over to QueenE, so maybe that's a sign that this project is going ahead.
     
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  10. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira Coming Soon SRC Staff Member

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    Your favourite flyfishing shop is two buildings over from Urban Toronto's headquarters.
     
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  11. Bogtrotter

    Bogtrotter Senior Member

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    Cool! Do you have a UT sign posted outside :)
     
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  12. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira Coming Soon SRC Staff Member

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    No we don't. Its two buildings to the east on the street to the south of the building your flyfisher is in.
     
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    Five Corners - 51-61 Front St

    Came across this at the Concert properties website:

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    Five Corners
    51 - 61 Front Street East
    6 - 16 Church Street
    Toronto Ontario
    Canada M5E 1B5

    Status
    The development is currently in the process of receiving Site Plan Approval
    Sales are anticipated to commence in fall 2007

    Description
    Concert proposes an 11-storey terraced midrise with up to 149 luxury condominium suites, retail units at grade and the reconstruction of a heritage facade. The Five Corners is located in the historic St. Lawrence Neighbourhood just three blocks east of Union Station at the junction of Front, Wellington and Church Streets.
     
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  14. ganjavih

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    Wow, I really like that. This is the sort of development St. Lawrence Market (and the Distillery District for that matter) should be seeing. Respect for context and environment... what a concept.
     
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    I noticed that site update a few weeks back.

    It has been scaled back even more, now at 149 units and 11 stories.

    I am wondering if 149 units is the total of both the phase 1 and phase 2 of the development.

    It will be interesting to see the price/sq footage given L towers recent success.
     
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