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Canary Block Condos  
460 Front Street, Toronto
Developer: DundeeKilmer

Canary Block Condos | 42m | 12s | DundeeKilmer | KPMB

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlvinofDiaspar, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    Interesting. I believe that block was originally to be aA.
     
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    We were at the WT DRP meeting this week, and our report is now up on the front page

    and not to pre-dispose anyone, but there's one rather contentious detail of the design. Give the story a read.

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    Really? Did they not learn from the complaints?

    AoD
     
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    Is aA working with KPMB on this? The design reminds me of the original 60 McCaul concept.

    I've been wondering when we'd start to see thermally broken balconies. How it has taken this long is a mystery to me (although the homebuilders association / developers have lobbied against such changes in the code for years-- and they are an incredibly powerful lobby group -- so I guess that's a big part of what has taken us so long to respond to the issue).
     
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    Light charcoal and the mechanical is beige?

    jim-carrey-liar-liar-oh-come-on-angry-its-enough.
     
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    I think the 2 curvy absolute buildings have thermally broken balconies....
     
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    I don't think they do. They were having to insulate underneath balconies where a floor extended out under the one above (owing to the rotation). Somewhere back in my photo vault I have images of that…

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    interchange42 is correct, there's nothing thermally broken about Absolute's balconies.
     
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    This kind of nonsense is what is making all the buildings look the same and why we have areas like Southcore and Cityplace. We need more diversity in buildings, not less.
     
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    That is a really boring design -- it's just a damned box sheathed in balconies. All the other buildings in the neighbourhood have far more interesting features. How one can have this when RC3 is rising up is beyond me.
     
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    Seriously meh.
     
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    Beveling the balcony cladding to produce the pattern rather than what they're doing now would make the project significantly more interesting.
     
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    I appreciate the consistent built form even though the design is on the bland side. Afterall, We've seen most masterplans evolve into taller, equally bland, towers. The use of similar coloured building envelopes doesn't bother me.The choice of Grey wouldn't be my favourite though.
     
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