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Oak Heights 
230 Oak St, Toronto
Developer: Linwood Management Corporation

Oak Heights | 104m | 32s | Linwood Management | Sweeny &Co

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by Automation Gallery, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Automation Gallery

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    Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to allow the renovation of the existing apartment building on the site and the construction of a new 35 storey mixed use building with institutional/commercial uses at the base and residential uses above.............http://goo.gl/maps/H79sr

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    OPA & Rezoning 13 277895 STE 28 OZ Dec 13, 2013 Under Review

    http://www.urbandb.com/canada/ontario/toronto/230-oak-street/
     
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    This is right by Regents Park. The infill is needed as the block looks like towers in a park when viwed on Google Earth. I'm surprised at the height being requested.
     
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    Good to see different uses coming here. So many people live here, but the block suffers from the same ills as any tower in Etobicoke in terms of being designed for cars with a terrible public realm and none of the usual things you expect to find in a toronto neighbourhood.
     
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  4. Stupidandshallow

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    Interesting. River st. is definitely going to see a transformation over the new few years.

    I wonder where exactly they plan to construct the new building... I think it might be a bit too tall. I can't remember what the proposed height is for the regent park developments facing River; but I remember that they were reduced
     
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  5. interchange42

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    There is more than one site on the property where they could fit another tower, so we will have to wait for the first report I suppose! No word in the application notice whether the residential here will be more rentals (as per all the other buildings on the property) or a condo.

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    These Oak Street addresses are some of the most infamous in the city. Even Regent Park feared them. I don't see condos selling here.
     
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    New dataBase file above, and new front page story here.
     
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    The podium looks like it could be interesting but I'm not sure about the rest of the tower just based off the line drawings. Have we seen a residential design from Sweeny &Co before?
     
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    Downtown Condos and 83 Redpath are theirs.

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    I have to agree, the building on this court are pretty bad. isn't one of them Toronto housing?
     
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    Not sure what has come of this proposal, but it'd be great if we saw an update. The Star has an expose about this property being TCHC's most problematic address (I thought that title went to 200 Wellesley?), but I didn't see any mention of this proposal in their articles. IMO Regent Park's redevelopment will only be truly successful once peripheral problem properties start being redeveloped as well.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/2015/10/01/inside-220-oak-st-tchc-s-most-problematic-building.html
    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...-one-of-tchcs-most-problematic-addresses.html
    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...tic-address-is-showing-signs-of-recovery.html

    Further south on River there's a few more highrise proposals which I haven't heard much about either. But it'll be interesting to watch downtown's eastern border Manhattanize as it creeps northward from the West Don Lands.

    77 River / 7 Labbat
    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/77-river-street-tas-34-26s-dsai.20707/
    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/7-labatt-ave-river-st-tas-s-regionalarchitects.19760/

    5 Defries
    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/5-defries-street-31-39s-raw-design.20857/

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    New renderings from the Dev App site:
    Screenshot 2016-09-07 17.56.13. Screenshot 2016-09-07 17.56.23. Screenshot 2016-09-07 17.56.33.
     
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