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245 Queen Street East 
245-285 Queen Street East, Toronto
Developer: ONE Properties

245 Queen Street East | 201m | 56s | ONE Properties | Arquitectonica

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by Stupidandshallow, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Stupidandshallow

    Stupidandshallow Active Member

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    It looks like WAM development has plans for this stretch of Queen St east.

    According to a recent BisNow article:

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    In Toronto, WAM has two downtown sites staked for development. On the south side of Queen east of Sherbourne, it’s assembled nearly 10 parcels, including a car dealership, to form a four-acre site. Stefan says the vision (above) is for three residential towers (1,730 units) and 300k SF of commercial space, with retail-lined laneways providing passage from Queen to Richmond Street (below). “We’re place-making on Queen,” notes Rob, who lived on the block for years. “With the sheer size of this, and the pedestrian connectivity, and rejuvenation of Queen, we’ll be creating a neighbourhood hub, which it’s lacked for so long.”


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    I didn't find an application on the City's website... I recall reading a while ago that these might be purpose built rental.
     
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  2. smably

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    Wow, 1,730 units. That stretch of Queen seems like a tough nut to crack. Certainly can't accuse them of lacking chutzpah.

    Also, if they're the ones who knocked down 267 Queen St E, they have my eternal scorn. That was a really nasty move.
     
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  3. NBGtect

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    Neat. And a bold vision for sketchy Moss Park.

    The biznow article also mentions a Church and Wellesley project on the north west corner. Is there a thread for that one, too?
     
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  4. TheKingEast

    TheKingEast Senior Member

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    Please God please let this get built. Queen and Sherbourne really needs some TLC
     
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  5. Ujini

    Ujini New Member

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    About time.
     
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  6. am29

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    Since the oil business is down now and the demand there is slowing down the money is coming to Toronto. Probably a safer investment.
     
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  7. Hamiltonian

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    Looks promising! But the facadomy looks absolutely horrible as of right now.
     
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  8. Benito

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    Wow that would be great for that stretch of Queen East.
     
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  9. stjames2queenwest

    stjames2queenwest Senior Member

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    That is exciting. It seems bizarre to me that queen has been so over looked.
     
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  10. Automation Gallery

    Automation Gallery Senior Member

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    Not really, one night take a stroll around there and you'll know why
     
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  11. stjames2queenwest

    stjames2queenwest Senior Member

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    Ya ok sure. But I'm surprised it wasn't one of the earlier spots to be "cleaned up" and gentrified.
     
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  12. maestro

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    WAM is garbage. Little concerned seeing them here in Toronto and with such a large project. Hope to be worrying about nothing.
     
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  13. Automation Gallery

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    Reputation...its a lot better now with great neighbourhoods, but in the past that low-income area east of Yonge was hampered with poverty and a high crime rate
     
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  14. wolfewood

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    This one isn't going to go down well in this neighbourhood. OCAP has been talking about the abandoned hotel on the southwest corner here as a particularly egregious example of a rooming house abandoned until it either collapses or gets bought out. The development of the southeast side can only mean further pressure here, especially on the shelter just north on Sherbourne. Gentrification might push out the homeless and impoverished here but it sure as hell won't solve the problems the people in this neighbourhood face.
     
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  15. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    I've been located in this neighbourhood for 20 plus years now. Every new condo has improved the area tremendously. This will help immensely. Looking forward to it.
     
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