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NY Place 
17 Kenaston Gdns, Toronto
Developer: The Daniels Corporation

NY Place | ?m | 8s | Daniels | Michael Spaziani

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by Solaris, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Solaris

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    Proposed 8-storey, 142-unit residential condominium to be located east of The Rockerfeller and west of The Chelsea ... Daniels' developments in the New York Towers community continues ~

    City Planning Preliminary Report - April 2008
    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2008/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-12170.pdf

    City Planning Request for Directions Report - April 2009
    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-20794.pdf

    The design is pretty decent ... I like the fact that there is a good balance of glass, spandrel, brick and limited precast :) (rather than all precast + EIFS)

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    Daily Commercial News

    CONDOMINIUM BUILDING, RETAIL
    Proj: 9108446-1
    Toronto, Metro Toronto Reg ON
    NEGOTIATED/PLANNING
    Kenaston Gardens, 17, 19, 21, 23 Kenaston Gardens, Bayview Ave, Sheppard Ave, M2K
    $12,000,000 est


    Project: proposed construction of a residential condominium building. The project will include 1,300 sq ft of retail space at grade level and three levels of below grade parking for 159 spaces.

    Scope: 110,000 square feet; 8 storeys; 2 storeys below grade; 140 units; parking for 159 cars; 2 acres

    Development: New

    Category: Apartment bldgs; Retail, wholesale services

    This report Tue Sep 29, 2009.


    http://www.dailycommercialnews.com/cgi-bin/top10.pl?rm=show_top10_project&id=4af269c53f43466cb327793ec52bcbbb343e2443&projectid=9108446&region=ontario
     
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    Good to see the infill continuing in this area.
     
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    I hope the "potential future road" to the north materializes.

    The NY Towers area is filling up quicker than I thought it would...makes me wonder how much longer the Bessarion/Talara/Caracas/Greenbriar blocks will remain un-redeveloped.
     
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  5. Solaris

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    Given that there is directions from City Council to acquire the property (15 Kenaston Gardens) north of this proposed development site for a road right-of-way ... I feel pretty assured that the 'potential' future east-west road will happen sooner than later

    Staff Report on "Acquisition of 15 Kenaston Gardens":
    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-23486.pdf
     
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    Although I am not nuts about this design, at least it does not look like the hack job Faux buildings surrounding it.

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    Canesten.... yummm.

    The architecture is... hideous. I hate this crap that can't decide if it will be tasteful faux-classicism or modernism. CHOOSE! Good modernism is far easier to do right. (And really high-quality modernism is a whole other story...).
     
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    in contrarary to the above comments ... I think this proposal looks pretty 'normal' with its brick + precast + glass combination, much a typical midrise building ... which is in sharp contract and much better looking than the substanital amounts of precast + spandrel on New York Towers, Empire, Rockerfeller, Chelsea, Merci, and The Bayview

    in fact ... the more I look at this building, the more it reminds me of Beaverbrook Homes' The Max condos (Wilson+Keele) and Evolution condos (Dundas+Kipling) ... IMO they not terrible looking buildings

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    The Max condos still have those horrible cornices up top - Evolution's the better of those two buildings above: pleasing proportions - and this Kenaston Gardens project would look better were it more slavishly copying it.

    SP!RE: just so you're certain of what I meant earlier - this building only looks acceptable in comparison to what's around it - it's still just a C grade building though.

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    It's still all horrible pillars at street/eye level, though. And where there isn't pillars, there's precast peninsulas.
     
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    Okay, C minus.

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    It's not the greatest but it's a load and a half better than those neighbouring monstrosities. Unfortunately, you won't be able to see it from the highway too well and so, driving past here every morning on the way to work will still completely fill me with dread and disgust. Too bad.
     
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  13. Solaris

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    from Urbanation's twitter page:

    Daniels Corp's 8-storey, 142 unit condo called "NY Place" coming soon: http://bit.ly/aVCuQZ
    7:59 AM Jan 28th from web

    Now that there's project name, here's a thought :):
    NY Place (17-23 Kenaston Gardens,Daniels, 8s, Michael Spaziani Architect)
     
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    This building, like most that Daniels builds, is under construction ahead of being marketed. It will be Toronto's only Rent2Own new condo.

    Story with pictures here.
    Real Estate thread here.
    dataBase listing here.
     
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