Site Plan Control Application to facilitate a new mixed-use building comprised of a 13-storey podium, and a 52-storey residential tower above. Proposal includes 14,800 m² non-residential floor area and 476 new purpose-built rental units.
Do you think the cladding has a purplish colour ? If so I hope the rendering stays true with its colours and has some of that golden bronze look for the windows. Just like the photos up above. It really blends nicely with the cladding making building look unique.I would be happy if they had the guts to stick to the purple cladding when they actually build this. Between that and the clean tower design I would be happy. I also like that the podium is a bit unique. I can see why someone would call it gimmicky but in a town of grey and blue/green glass boxes (with some occasional white strips on a balcony) I'll gladly take gimmicky as long as it's not overly tacky and I don't think that this is overly tacky
Gimmicky and lame
To be fair, there might be an underlying fear that if the devs opt for cheaper materials with this, we'll end up with another YC Condo "wonder", to put it mildly. Thusly, this thing could end up being another iconic disaster...Y'all need to loosen up. Toronto's modern architecture is generally so boring and straight-edged that we should welcome any type of whimsy or eclecticism as long as it isn't completely outrageous. At least a person could identify this building among a sea of grey boxes.
There will surely be further iterations of this design that will likely tone down the podium elements. Pooh-poohing an attempt at creativity at this stage is an unfortunate reaction.