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231 College St, Toronto
Developer: Shiu Pong

Design Haus | 52m | 17s | Shiu Pong | Kirkor Architects

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by investican, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. investican

    investican Active Member

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    Shiu Pong recently purchased the SE Corner of Huron/College. It seems to be about third of an Acre and currently has a freestanding building consisting of storefronts and apartments.

    Don't know if the building is historical.

    Interesting to see a proposal
     
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  2. AlbertC

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    I remember hearing rumours about a potential development here. This site features a fair bit of build-able space including the parking space surrounding it. I'm kind of on the fence here, the existing building is a decent Victorian apartment block with retail space. Shiu Pong's portfolio of past projects has also been pretty inconsistent. Hopefully any future proposal here would resemble more Maxus than Lotus.
     
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  3. Dandy Horse

    Dandy Horse Active Member

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    the existing building has a really cool archway in the back that leads into a courtyard for horses or whatever. it's where the pita pit keeps it trash now. they'll have to keep it, its too good.
     
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  4. Xray_Crystal_Junkie

    Xray_Crystal_Junkie Senior Member

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    I think you might be a little biased, Dandy Horse.
     
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  5. Dandy Horse

    Dandy Horse Active Member

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    didnt even realize. "or, whatever.." haha
     
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  6. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

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    In before eventual development.


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  7. greenleaf

    greenleaf Senior Member

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    According to the city's heritage property inventory, this building is not listed or designated.
     
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  8. Xray_Crystal_Junkie

    Xray_Crystal_Junkie Senior Member

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    While the College St frontage could use some sprucing up, it's buildings like these that make a city interesting. What happens when we have none left.
     
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    k10ery Senior Member

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    Here it is in 1925.

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  10. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    ^Interesting. I wish I'd talked to my grandma about Toronto at this time. (She was a UofT student then so likely hung around the 'hood.)

    re: Shiu Pong: Noticed their HQ is at Spadina & Baldwin. Wonder if they'll redevelop that site next?
     
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  11. AlbertC

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    ^ Would love to see building concepts like 250 Bowery lining Spadina (b/w Dundas & College). Clean and attractive contemporary design with references to the classic brick warehouses south of Queen. My ideal form of urbanism.
     
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  12. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    ^You just gave me an idea....coming after I complete my latest creation.:)
     
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  13. CityPlaceN1

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    That's not going to happen anytime soon. We have plenty of those buildings across town.
     
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  14. Big Daddy

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    Thank the good Lord !
     
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    Thanks for the excellent shots AlbertC!

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