Grand Touring Automobiles (777 Dundas St E, 4s, Plaston Architect) | Page 2

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  1. ProjectEnd

    ProjectEnd Senior Member

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    What does Tory have to do with it? Given the location, residential would probably have a somewhat difficult time selling here. Not that I love there being a showroom here, but the owner made the application they saw fit.
     
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    Yes how weird an automobile showroom next to an expressway
     
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    Not if you're like James Spader in Crash (1996).
     
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    I get what downlingm is saying. Car dealerships are not exactly the urban, pedestrian-oriented type of use one would hope to see developed on a streetcar line in the central city. That's completely fair. But I'm not bothered because I see this as an interim use. This site has been vacant for eons, most recently having been used as a construction staging area for the revitalization of Don Mount Court. This dealership is a huge step forward. At some point, it will be further intensified once there is the market for it. This area is still a bit sketchy, so I think a Grand Touring Automobiles dealership is a step in the right direction. Emphasis on the word "step".
     
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    It might be in a floodplain, so I'm not sure that residential would even be permitted given the drop in elevation from Carroll St.
     
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    Dealerships downtown seem to be setting up more permanent shops around the DVP. The streetcar developments project will feature 2 different dealerships in its base.. Car dealerships have always been a part of eastern downtown, and will continue to be, so its best we try and find how to best integrate them into the area.
     
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    I'd rather see the ravine banks restored. The Don mouth restoration will be nice and all, but it's unfortunate how the valley gets cut off south of Riverdale Park.
     
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    A fair bit of digging and shoring and probably other -ing words. (Taken yesterday afternoon).

    Car Dealership1. Car Dealership2.
     
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    The changes in ~2 months...(taken today)

    GrandTouring1. GrandTouring2.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    This is a busy construction site...

    Grand Tour1. Grand Tour2. Grand Tour3. Grand Tour4.
     
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    This has come a long way from a barren lot less than a year ago.

    GrandT1.

    GrandT2.

    GrandT3.

    GrandT4.

    GrandT5.

    GrandT6.

    GrandT7.
     
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    Today's update. Fairly impressive scale, mere metres from the north-bound DVP.

    GT1.

    GT2.

    GT3.

    GT4. GT5.
     
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    Grand Tour.1.
    Grand Tour.2.
    Grand Tour.3.

    Grand Tour.4.

    Grand Tour.5.
     
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