Do you mean comparing 357 King to King Blue behind it? Or just the windows on 357 with mullions and those without?
Calii gets no Love from me, but I'd throw myself in front of a bus for 365 King. In a better world, that's the way this city should have developed. 0 side setbacks, 5-10 storeys, commercial / retail or residential on every level. Everywhere.
Yep, I can appreciate elements of organic and less conformist urbanism. It creates interesting, varied built form and streetscape textures. I also find that contributes to why neighbourhoods in New York City like LES, East Village, SoHo, Tribeca, lots of places in Brooklyn and the other boroughs, etc etc, are so fascinating. Along with plenty of other cities in the world.
London is a great example of this, for me; one of my favourite things about it is that it's all sort of higgledy piggledy -- it's varied and layered and interesting and weird. I'm obviously far from the first person to observe that about that city, but I have noticed that the next part of that discussion often leads to "well, that's what you get when a city is built across 400 years!", which I think is partly true but also misses the point.
Tokyo is itself a strong counterpoint to that notion, in that while the city itself is of course very old, nearly everything you see in it today has been built since the Second World War. Its predominant built form is just as new as that of contemporary non-European western cities (and to a degree European cities that were similarly bombed to smithereens), but is super interesting and layered in a different form than London is but to no lesser degree of impact or intrigue.
One of my least favourite things about Toronto's urban form -- and certainly its more recent urban design -- is its boringness and monotony; save for a few features, it's more or less Anywheresville, North America
. And contemporary Planning policies are actually creating a much greater degree of homogeneity than the city is already characterized by. I'd love to see that change, but it will only come from private proponents (the Christie's proposal is one of the few masterplans that I can think of that proposes to make a real step in this direction) dragging Planning and Urban Design along more or less kicking and screaming.