Stephenson's Rental redev (520 Richmond St W @ Augusta, Alterra, 13s, Quadrangle)

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  1. kondoz

    kondoz Active Member

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    A commercial broker ( a buddy of mine) told me that this site was sold to a developer (Freed or Tridel perhaps). He wasn't specific. I think he spoke more than he should have!

    Any word on if this is true? Would make a nice infill project.

    I know Stephenson's wants a bigger location.
     
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    I was just wondering the other day about that site. Seems prime for a nice, small-scale residential project.
     
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    Me too, just a couple of days ago. Seems every time I bike past some prime development spot like this and wonder about it, I find a thread in this forum within a matter of weeks.

     
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  5. kondoz

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    Exciting! Wasn't this site held by that big media guy? He's Toronto based. His name eludes me. Someone else remember?
     
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  6. AlbertC

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    Rumour confirmed by Alterra: https://twitter.com/#!/AlterraGroup

    In case you missed the news yesterday. @AlterraGroup has acquired 520 Richmond St. Lots to be excited about!! #Toronto #FashionDistrict
     
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    Quadrangle. Launch next Spring?
     
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    520 RICHMOND ST W
    OPA / Rezoning 12 279689 STE 20 OZ Ward 20
    - Tor & E.York Nov 15, 2012 --- --- --- ---
    Rezoning application to permit the redevelopment of the lands for the purposes of a single mixed use building (13 storeys) comprising of residential (108 units - 8586m2), commercial at grade level (275m2) and a total of 36 parking spaces below grade
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    urbandreamer recession proof

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    First look at the renderporn. Looks a bit busy.
     
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    Calling it "busy" is actually nice of you. I find it quite offensive. It might've been passable if the glass portion wrapped all the way around the floors it encompasses.
     
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    Liking this one ! A lot of potential.
     
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    It's daring. I applaud the effort alone.
     
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  14. AlbertC

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    Potential is there but the transition between elements doesn't exactly flow well. The striped pattern formed by the black framing creates a rather hectic appearance. Alternating sections of solid color panels (ie. Teeple's 60 Richmond) would look more refined. The glass cube at the top corner is also an excessive fussy add-on.
     
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  15. gristle

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    At first glance, I would agree. Then again, the images might be quite preliminary.
     
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