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WOW:cool:, didn't see this coming

25 KING ST W
Ward 28 - Tor & E.York District

Zoning By-law Amendement to permit the construction of a 64-storey office/retail building with a height of 298.14 m., and a gross floor area of 180,259 sq.m. on the existing Commerce Court site. The proposal includes an addition to the Hotel Victoria building. The existing Commerce Court South and East buildings are proposed to be demolished.
Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
Applications:
Type Number Date Submitted Status
Rezoning 17 277715 STE 28 OZ Dec 20, 2017 Under Review
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Very exciting proposal in terms of size and impact, but it feels very shoe-horned onto the site (in a way that compromises the site and CCW and CCN).

...and on a more personal/subjective note, they'd be demolishing my favourite part of Commerce Court and a favourite building of mine in the Financial District. :( The buildings they plan to demolish are an excellent example of the classy, demure buildings of the Financial District before the height-and-everything-glass craze took over. They have a very 80s/90s Toronto feel to me, which I would be sad to lose.

I'm all for more towers and density in the Financial District but this one feels really shoe-horned into the site. I wish Brookfield Place would beat them to the market and build their third tower, on Front Street. That would be much more ideal than another tower at Commerce Court.
 

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Nice unexpected hit of the year. Reminds me of KPF’s Bank of America in NYC.

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Apparently there will be an awkward addition facing Yonge:

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That's not much of a spire—that's a cloaked aerial, and that's it really. If you're looking to have it as a spire, and it's an asymmetrical building, have it come out from the highest corner, not the middle. Meh so far.

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