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Anthem at Metalworks (15 Arthur St S, Guelph, Fusion Homes, 14s, Kirkor Architects)

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Guelph has yet to get threads (other than the library+housing development), and since I spend a good portion of my time in Guelph I thought I'd document a few of the currently progressing developments around Downtown.

The developments around Guelph are much more modest in height compared to surrounding cities, but with all the historical architecture, I see it as a unique feature rather than a detriment.

As for this development, this thread is for the fourth phase in the overall 'Metalworks' redevelopment in Guelph, with the final 5th phase coming after completion of this one. Renders for this phase are below. Since there aren't any threads for the previous phases I thought I'd highlight them here.

Some commentary on the previous phases so far:


The first three phases feature similar architecture, with townhouses lining the front and back (more on that). This development also includes the retention of a historic building that was turned into a brewery and event space. (Photos from Streetview)

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The back also features some nice open space along the river, also lined with townhomes. I found it to be a good quiet space (worthy enough for a photo), and a nice surprise since it's currently not easy to find with the unfinished lot blocking the way. Photo from yesterday evening.

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Some renders of the 4th phase. The architecture on each phase seems to get worse. But the addition of retail and open space is welcome. (Source)

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The back also isn't pretty, even in the sunset glow... but with the completion of this phase will connect the open space to the road properly (and the continuation of the trail) through a new POPS plaza. One of my current gripes with the block (other than the amount of cars) is the lack of retail so far, as the brewery doesn't count for much. (Source)

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The site as seen from the street. This area is surprisingly cozy.

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Guelph has yet to get threads (other than the library+housing development), and since I spend a good portion of my time in Guelph I thought I'd document a few of the currently progressing developments around Downtown.

The developments around Guelph are much more modest in height compared to surrounding cities, but with all the historical architecture, I see it as a unique feature rather than a detriment.

As for this development, this thread is for the fourth phase in the overall 'Metalworks' redevelopment in Guelph, with the final 5th phase coming after completion of this one. Renders for this phase are below. Since there aren't any threads for the previous phases I thought I'd highlight them here.

Some commentary on the previous phases so far:


The first three phases feature similar architecture, with townhouses lining the front and back (more on that). This development also includes the retention of a historic building that was turned into a brewery and event space. (Photos from Streetview)

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The back also features some nice open space along the river, also lined with townhomes. I found it to be a good quiet space (worthy enough for a photo), and a nice surprise since it's currently not easy to find with the unfinished lot blocking the way. Photo from yesterday evening.

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Some renders of the 4th phase. The architecture on each phase seems to get worse. But the addition of retail and open space is welcome. (Source)

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The back also isn't pretty, even in the sunset glow... but with the completion of this phase will connect the open space to the road properly (and the continuation of the trail) through a new POPS plaza. One of my current gripes with the block (other than the amount of cars) is the lack of retail so far, as the brewery doesn't count for much. (Source)

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The site as seen from the street. This area is surprisingly cozy.

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In the foreground, I just love the extensive use of Stone in Guelph, not only in the older buildings, but in the public realm as well!
 

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