3080 Yonge Redevelopment (@ Lawrence stn., First Capital, 6s, Kasian)

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  1. interchange42

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    This is a proposed reskinning and renovation of the existing 6 storey office and retail building on the northwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence.

    First Capital and their architects Kasian want to bring a lot more light to the pedestrian realm (much of it now darkened by low arcade), want to have two-storey retail frontages, want to be able to bring barrier-free access to Lawrence subway station, want to integrate the existing subway station entrance into the building's envelope, and want to add 1800 sq m of new floor space, mostly through enclosing the internal retail courtyard (to bring a new urban grocery store to the location in place of the current very-difficult to lease spaces which face the courtyard) as well as through the internalization of the Yonge Street arcade.

    Aerial shot from Apple Maps:
    3080Aer960.

    Google Street View Images:

    Lawrence frontage:
    3080Law960.

    Corner:
    3080LawYng960.

    Yonge Street:
    3080Yng960.

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    I drive by this every day, this is a welcome change ... there are so many empty retail spaces in here; Honestly I'm suprised they didn't propose a complete rebuild with condos ..
     
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    Worth noting that it's already been re-skinned once; the original cladding was classic 70s brick.
     
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    Funny the site plan has no reference to the reconfiguration that's going on for the grocery store and other new retail endeavours.

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    Cell phone shots from today:

    20170514_144808_resized. 20170514_144826_resized. 20170514_144930_resized.
     
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    *Sighs* here we go again.
     
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    There is cladding on the south side addition now. No photos, but it's just more grey
     
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    How is this an improvement?
     
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    The extra GFA, leasing revenue, and energy efficiency probably made a lot of sense, but I have no explanation for what could have motivated the choice of grey cladding.
     
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    $$$
     
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    Is this done now? How done is this now?

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