I've not seen these renderings before. The second is a clever use of a photo / drawing to illustrate how well the buildings go side by each. I guess that's what happens when they are the same architect.
Are you serious?!? Those are really nice buildings. Certainly better than yet another "Toronto Style" grey pre-cast highrise.Lovely - except for the facades of those squalid little apartment buildings.
Could you expand on your comments, they are a little academic for me. The problems center on "sticking out, being white, and silly"?...being across from ridiculously white 1 St Thomas, the whitish look for the solid elements of Minto's exterior means that 1 St Thomas might not stick out like such a sore thumb.
I don't know why everyone's so coocoo for cocoa puffs over 1 St Thomas. It looks a bit silly to me.