Pathetic. Whoever designed this should be arrested and be put in a padded room that has a picture of this building on the walls. When he finally see's his idiocy, he can have his sentence shortened by 3 years.
Honestly, are those air conditioner units side by side or is that a balcony? And what about that base? The paving on the street looks better than the damn building.
I think the disappointment stems from the fact that we had our hopes up from the fact that this tower is being designed by a firm that doesn't usually do a lot of work in Toronto (even if ultimately they are just relatives of Pei).
What we got is indeed reserved-- but so is most every recent condo development in Toronto.
"The main entrance is bland, the porte-cochere, advertised as “grand,” is dull. True, the building will show a little more concrete than we’re used to seeing in glassy high-rises – the edges of the floorplates flip up to form balcony fronts here and there – but this move isn’t enough to relieve the tedium of the tower’s appearance. The best thing that can be said about the project is that, viewed as a whole, it isn’t entirely awful – though the Yonge Street faÃ§ade of the six-storey podium, which looks like a parking garage, is in fact pretty awful.
That’s not good enough. Every condo tower in this city doesn’t have to be a stunning show-stopper. But every one can and should do Toronto the favour of not being tiresome – especially one that’s set to go up in an interesting, busy neighbourhood such as Yonge and Eglinton. Every tall structure should contribute something, however small, to the local conversation about the art of building and living tall. This one doesn’t."