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Good to see them making their way to the Dundas frontage.

I am of the opinion the changes at Dundas are key to this working, particularly further west of this, where Augusta would again be a through street.

The area has always felt more closed off from the north.
 
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plus the street frontage along Dundas today has completely killed what would probably otherwise be a pretty vibrant street being so close to Kensington.
 

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I am of the opinion the changed at Dundas are key to this working, particularly further west of this, where Augusta would again be a through street.
This is actually the westernmost lot in the Alexandra Park redevelopment:
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I hope the retail does OK here. These retail units might be a bit of a tough sell until the next few phases that connect east along Dundas to Spadina.
 

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A few other interesting materials from the planning docs...

View from the Alexandra Ave side:
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An older iteration of the design (the latest version is definitely an improvement, especially the podium):
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And the phasing plan for the remaining parcels:
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This is actually the westernmost lot in the Alexandra Park redevelopment:
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I hope the retail does OK here. These retail units might be a bit of a tough sell until the next few phases that connect east along Dundas to Spadina.
Looking at these, I'm reminded that I really wish they had proposed bringing Kensington south as well.
 

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This proposal looks great.

Re the Kensington Ave connection -- IMO Augusta the market's real 'main street', despite the name, so in that sense the connection is in the right place. Will there be a new crosswalk at Augusta?
 

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Come on! I'm not here to flame anyone but - SEPARATE ENTRANCES???? So if you're a social housing user, you won't forget it! That is horrible. I read about this in New York and shake my head - not in Toronto - and here it is.
 

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Come on! I'm not here to flame anyone but - SEPARATE ENTRANCES???? So if you're a social housing user, you won't forget it! That is horrible. I read about this in New York and shake my head - not in Toronto - and here it is.
It's a separate tower, elevator core, and ownership structure.

This is a common "fear" among the city's progressives.. but there are physical realities as to why there are usually separate entrances. TCHC in this case does not want to be a minority owner in a condo corporation - they want to own their units outright, which means that they have to be separate.

There are lots of affordable units in the city that operate without a separate entrance.. but there is nothing wrong with a building being 100% affordable either.
 

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