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King + Condos 
251 King Street East, Toronto
Developer: King Plus Development

King + Condos | 53m | 17s | King Plus | TACT Architecture

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by Edward Skira, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    One of the lost hotels. Saw a sign in the window today that indicates an application has been made for an 18 storey building.

    NATIONAL HOTEL, located at 249-251 King St. E., on the south east corner of King and Sherbourne St.
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  2. PukeGreen

    PukeGreen Active Member

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    Wow. Assuming this is residential, that would put new condos on 3 of the 4 corners of this intersection. In general I have been pleased to see the development in this area, but in this case, I think I would prefer to see this historic building be left alone rather than made into another facade like the one one on the NE corner. The existing building is attractive and a decent size for many potential uses, though I feel it is currently under-utilized by that dim legal firm that always keeps the blinds shuttered.

    Also, East Lofts, the King East, Vu, Market Wharf and the new Distillery towers are already going to bring many thousands of new residents into this area over the next few years; when is enough enough, I wonder? Starting to get kinda nervous here...
     
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  3. jayzie

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    I am horrified by this news. I used to live in Kings Court across the street and often admired this building. While I agree it is underutilized by the current law office, I would prefer to see it converted to retail than have it torn own for yet another condo. This is a lovely old building that contributes to the heritage look and feel of the neighbourhood.
     
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    khristopher Senior Member

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    Look at those awesome cobblestone streets!
     
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  5. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    Hopefully (doubtful) they take down the two shops to the east and the one to the south and leave this one be.
     
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    Is this the building with the eroded sandblasted brick?
     
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    I suppose if they do something like Kormann House and retain the whole original building (not just the facade) and add the new condo towards the back of it, I could hold my nose and accept this...
     
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    ^I think that would be perfect here. It would make this intersection even more unique since King's Court did the same thing right across the street and it looks great.
     
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    Yes the two stores to the east (Pita Land and the message place) are part of the proposal.
     
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    The intersection this morning, looking east down King St.

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  11. Conrad Black

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    Nice density developing here. Just think back 5 years ago or ao when both Mozo and King's Court were parking lots.
     
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    Yes. So at the very minimum this could help with the sorry state of its brick work.

    I'd still prefer not to see this facade-d though.
     
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  13. prefekt

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    Well it looks like the brickwork will be swiftly taken care of.

    I'd be super cheesed if i was the Pita Land owners, however, as they just reopened from a multi-week renovation project. If i knew that the fate of my company was about to take a pretty swift change, I'm not 100% that i would have done the same... which leads me to believe that they may not have known.

    This was in the lobby at King's Court today.
     

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    Does Mozo across the street affect the amount of sunlight hitting King's Court? It's surely about the same distance?

    Now, about the SE corner....
     
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    According to the notice, the 3-storey building is classified as 'heritage' so how is it possible for the owner/developer to propose demolition of the building ???
     
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