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

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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:
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Google Street View Images:

Lawrence frontage:
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Corner:
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Yonge Street:
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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:

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How is this an improvement?
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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