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19 Duncan 
19 Duncan St, Toronto
Developer: Westbank Corp, Allied Properties REIT

19 Duncan | 187m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AHK, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. AHK

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    ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST ANNOUNCES
    JOINT VENTURE WITH WESTBANK ON 19 DUNCAN STREET, TORONTO

    Toronto, December 10, 2014 -- Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN)
    announced today that it has entered into an equal two-way joint venture
    agreement with Westbank to acquire and redevelop 19 Duncan Street in
    Toronto and an adjacent laneway (the “Propertyâ€). The purchase price for
    the Property is $47 million, with Allied’s proportionate share being
    $23.5 million. Allied will carry its undivided 50% interest in the
    Property as a Property Under Development for accounting purposes. The
    acquisition is expected to close on February 10, 2015, subject to
    customary conditions.

    The Property
    Located on the southeast corner of Adelaide Street West and Duncan
    Street, the Property is comprised of a Class I building with 61,911
    square feet of GLA and 36 surface parking spaces. The site is rectangular
    in shape with 24,778 square feet of area, 111 feet of frontage on Duncan
    and 250 feet of frontage on Adelaide West. The building on the Property
    was built for light industrial purposes in the early 1900s and was
    comprehensively renovated in 1999.

    The joint venture (the “Duncan & Adelaide JVâ€) plans to retain and
    restore a large portion of the existing Class I building and to integrate
    it with a new structure that will include retail space, office space on
    at least five floors above grade and rental apartments on the floors
    above the office space. Westbank will be the development manager for the
    Duncan & Adelaide JV. Allied will manage the office component of the
    project on completion, and Westbank will manage the residential
    component.
     
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  2. TheTigerMaster

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    So a new residential/commercial building. I wonder how large this building will be.
     
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    Doubtful it will be as tall as Telus Sky.
     
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    also known as 219 and 223 Adelaide Street West
     
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    this is pretty exciting, vancouver house and telus sky are both a couple of the most interesting buildings planned in canada right now. Hope they plan something atleast on par.
     
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    Even if it's a landmark design, the Mirvish Gehry Towers will cast long shadows over this one and block much of the afternoon sun. I'm not sure how desirable the location really is.
     
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    bjarke Ingels would be amazing... shouldnt get hopes up.
     
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  9. Ramako

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    There are a galaxy of factors that go into determining good location other than the amount of afternoon sunlight. Given the proximity to St. Andrews Station, this should do well.
     
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    I don't really care about the height. If the architecture is as good as Telus sky, I'll be very, very happy.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that M+G will encourage higher quality architecture for this project. Westbank has done some great work, so I'm hopeful.
     
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  11. RyeJay

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    Now we'll get to see if developers consider the M+G towers a one-off -- or precedent setting.

    I look forward to seeing a proposal.
     
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  12. stjames2queenwest

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    if it ends up being bjarke Ingel it might not be that tall, but it will certainly be interesting
     
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    I came across this Globe & Mail article from 2011...

    "Two Toronto condominium schemes are coming up right behind Shangri-La, he told me recently. He was short on details – understandably, since both projects are still in very early stages of development – but he did say that his favoured architect for one of the two is Denmark’s Bjarke Ingels."

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life...builder-has-big-toronto-plans/article4250639/
     
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  14. AlvinofDiaspar

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    And we know Honest Ed isn't BIG - now that's article was from awhile ago, and there was the abortive project in Don Mills that's supposedly by that firm.

    AoD
     
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    When is that fire station on Adelaide gonna go? With all the intensification it really starting to seem out of place. All the new builds even 30+ up can hear the sound of those damn sirens throughout the night.
     
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