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357 King St W (was Tux Condos) 
357 King St W, Toronto
Developer: Great Gulf

357 King St W (was Tux Condos) | 148m | 42s | Great Gulf | Quadrangle

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by grey, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. grey

    grey Senior Member

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    http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1250851

    Any guesses on where this will go? This is the immediate area on King West surrounding MEC (which this project is "just steps" from):

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    Oops, I figured that I'd post this in P&C since the article indicates construction of a 3-storey building, but I just noticed a discussion about this is already happening in the Retail forum.
     
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  3. interchange42

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    As it involves a new building, I'm not against having it here in P&C. Let's try to keep the discussion in this thread tied to the building though, and not to Columbia's clothing for example.

    bAuHaUs confirms in the Retail forum that Columbia is going in where the Midas and M5V sales office were.

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  4. Urban-Affair

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    Across from MEC, makes sense.
     
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  5. grey

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    That's not a very wide footprint, so even though it's only 3 storeys, it should be pretty good.
     
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    This will be a tall three storeys I assume. I hope they're hiring a better than average architect: I expect more than the usual bricks and mortar here.

    Funny that they haven't applied for 40 storeys here like everyone else around them. They could try to sell their air rights, but the land will be more valuable for resale in the future if the maximum potential floor space is retained for a rebuild.

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    Former m5v sales centre is my guess.
     
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    In this high-value location it would be a bit startling if they built only a retail structure, without at least a few levels of condos above. Let's watch for a development proposal to come forward.
     
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    I would rather that they build on the corner which is slated for the LCBO - a three story building as opposed to a single story building is much more agreeable and better for the street.

    What strikes me as interesting is this:
    Wouldn't that make that put the store on Queen St. and not King?

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    It would if it was happening, which it isn't.
     
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  11. Observer Walt

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    The quote refers to the "neighbourhood", not the specific location. Still, you have to be struck by the contrast, of Home Depot pulling out, followed almost immediately by this announcement of someone coming in.
     
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    I may be wrong, but I believe it might be the southeast corner, not southwest. In other words, the Westinghouse development
     
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    Westinghouse is 355 King therefore 357 would be the m5v sales centre site.
     
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    aguduser A part of UT

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    The former M5V sales centre's address is 363 King!
     
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