Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, Feb 16, 2014.
I just got married at the Berkeley Field House last summer. I didn't expect to see it go so soon. It's a surprisingly charming event space. Taddle Creek runs right through the garden.
n/v mind - here's the render
From the link:
Pretty cool design if you ask me. Looks a bit like the Ryerson Student Centre on Valium.
The ground/retail level suffers from the "neutered" look that many projects in Toronto suffer from, but otherwise it's nice to see something different like this. Good massing is everything!
Yup, the ground floor does seem a little disjointed given the unique look of the tower. Why not have the texture and materials of the tower carry down to the ground level retail faÃ§ade?
Why does all retail in Toronto have to consist of just flat glass? Is there some kind of weird regulation I don't know about? Why not just continue the same attractive design, right down to the sidewalk? I find the ubiquitous, retail wall of glass, disappointing. Almost every new development is giving us this same, sterile, generic design. Why not give us a little texture, colour and some creative alternatives? It's so frustrating.
I think there actually is a regulation that retail spaces have to have a certain percentage of their frontage be glazing. But I don't know if that only applies to Avenues, nor can I recall what the percentage is. Not so much that it has to be a wall, at any rate, I'm sure. It would be nice to extend some of those piers downwards. Other than that, this is a very interesting and promising proposal. I'm glad that we're seeing so many interesting mid-rises, at least, to help offset some of our bland high-rises.
Wow, this is cooool. And yes, mid-rise produces the most interesting architecture in Toronto.
I dig it. Could jazz up the surrounding area, maybe kick-start a badly-needed renaissance.
Interesting! I'm all for it...interesting design, plus it may help revive the area. Any development on Queen East between Church and Parliament is a good and much needed thing.
Oh yes, I agree, Toronto needs all the mid-rises it can get, not only downtown but especially in the strip mall suburbs.
I'd love for midrises to start making up a significant portion of the condo market, it takes 6 or 7 midrises to equal the amount of units in a building like 10 york. If you want Toronto to really change in feel over the next decade, midrises are the way to go.
I'm loving the new mid-rise boom with beautiful & interesting architecture.
I have nothing against high-rise, but generally the mid-rise proposals recently seem much more interesting architecturally, it's not just glass balconies around a glass box.
B-Street, Nest @ St Clair West, DuKe in the Junction, SQ condos, all look amazing. I wish we had more proposals like those around Yonge & Eg.
Yes! Although perhaps change the yellow to brick or corten or a colour that matches the church brick?