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227 Gerrard Street East 
227 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Developer: Rosewater Developments

227 Gerrard Street East | 29m | 8s | Rosewater | Arch. Unfolded

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

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    Site location is currently a Beer Store with substantial parking lot on Gerrard St E, between Seaton & Ontario St.

    https://goo.gl/maps/TfVbXEEuF9H2

    http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentAp...ion=init&folderRsn=4084239&isCofASearch=false

    227 GERRARD ST E
    Ward 28 - Tor & E.York District

    OPA and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit an 8-storey mixed-use building with a t otal gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 9,274 square metres, including approximately 715 square metres of retail space on the ground floor and 99 residential units. A total of 62 vehicular parking spaces and 131 bicycle spaces are proposed.
     
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    I would love to see see this site get developed. That beer store and parking lot are hideous. I wonder how much property "The Beer Store" has in TO? That company is a blight in our city.
     
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  3. LUVIT!

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    I agree. The Beer Stores are just plain awful. They also occupy some very choice sites in our city. Most folks simply seem complacent about Brewers Retail.
     
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    The developer is Rosewater Capital; the architect is Architecture Unfolded:
    upload_2016-12-28_15-41-21.

    upload_2016-12-28_15-40-45.
     
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    Yikes. What's with the blue Eye of Sauron on the northwest corner?
     
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    (Also the mansard roofs facing the side streets.)
     
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  7. josephdavidmckee

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    Is it meant to be a clock-tower?
     
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    That better had be retail space fronting Gerrard or take this back to the drawing board.
     
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    Replace the yellow brick with red brick. Replace the spandrel with red brick. Then maybe...

    The ground level is actually okay here, the form of the building feels okay, but why so many finishes? Some simplification could add some cohesiveness here. Right now this is baaaaaaaad.
     
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    This looks terribad.
     
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    modernizt Senior Member

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    It's right in the floorplans that it is retail on Gerrard. I dream of the day when more UTers look at actual drawings instead of taking renderings as any sort of full-truth.
     
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    TheKingEast Senior Member

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    Yikes! Could do much better.
     
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    Would be vastly improved by picking one colour of brick and sticking with it.
     
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    'unfolded' or 'unfounded'?
    :)
     
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