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Delmanor Snrs Res (4180 Dundas St W @Prince Edward, Tridel, 8s, Burka Architects) COMPLETE

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4180 Dundas Street West

Just noticed: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/searchPlanningApp.do

OPA / Rezoning 10 223162 WET 04 OZ 4180 DUNDAS ST W Jul 19, 2010 Application Submitted Jul 19, 2010 Ward-04
West-District Residential Singles 0 14012 14012 160 5377 --- --- Johncox, Wendy
(416) 394-8227
To construct one 9 storey apartment building with 160 dwelling units.

It's just north east of the old Strand (currently something else) condo site, on the site of a lowrise modernist-style office building, details here: http://www.dtzbarnicke.com/Client/J...de428db1fa7f69458525750b00776cf8!OpenDocument
 

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Too bad about the existing building. (Hey--maybe a more stylish solution would be a retrofit-+-sympathetic-addition)
 

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Changing face of Dundas

I generally like how Dundas is transforming from a suburban arterial to an urban avenue. However, I wish the developers would respect the efforts that went into the City of Toronto's Avenue guide, and not request 9storey buildings. The other new condos in the area are 6 storeys or so. I believe 9 would set a bad precedent. Hopefully this building engages the street with retail, rather than setting it back and avoiding urbanity.
 

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Hopefully this building engages the street with retail, rather than setting it back and avoiding urbanity.

Though again, I don't mind how the existing building is set back and "avoids urbanity"...
 

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99% sure it's Dunpar. They've built everything else on the street in that block.



Edited: Not Dunpar. It's Delare - essentially Tridel.
 
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Doesn't get any uglier than this:

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My god, what is it with that area and the persistence of such trash? This pile wouldn't even be acceptable in Woodbridge.
 

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Usually, such kitschy architecture doesn't come with an ugly mechanical box on the roof, but not here. I, too, don't understand why this area so consistently gets bad architecture.
 

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Because "the marketplace" demands it.

Kinda like Rob Ford's proverbial "taxpayer". (Remember: this is Etobicoke. Such reference points are geo-culturally apropos.)
 

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That's as disgusting as we feared. I don't think there is much hope for this stretch of Dundas seeing how all of the recent development sports "architecture" of this ilk.

By the way, the nice little modernist office building on site is now fenced off. It won't be long now until it's destroyed to be replaced with a much worse building, which seems to be a disease in this city.
 

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Just drove by the site, looks like they are digging the foundation, and starting to install the beams.

Too bad this is a retirement residence, it would be a beautiful location for a residential condo since it backs on to the Humber River.

The old folks will have nice views, no doubt.
 

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