365 Church Condos | 102m | 31s | Menkes | Wallman Architects

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Anyone know the as-of-right density on the site? Anything much over 20 storeys would seem out of place for the area, unless the city has a different vision for Church.
I think its zoned for 3.0 times density right now. Not that that would hold for any new development on the site anyways. I think somewhere between 20 and 30 stories would be appropriate, there's enough high rises in the are and its well south of the village so I don't think height should be a huge concern here.
 

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This site was touched on by the City Planner, Willie Macrae at the meeting re: the proposed condo development on Church St between Dundonald & Gloucester, but he didn't give many details. I can't see much opposition to this.
As UD states I think this is an ideal area for intensification, nothing much more than 30 stories though.
 

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Oooh - this is great news. I walk by here regularly, and I have to say that between Maple Leaf Gardens and Ryerson, Church is one tatty stretch of street.
I hope that whatever goes in here is, first of all, not too high. Ten, fifteen storeys? Second, I hope that whatever retail there will be at the base will be lofty, impressive and lovely to behold. The Church Street village and area desperately need some fresh new spaces.
 

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I would think that something that's a similar height to Neil Wycik would be appropriate. I would like to see something with a similar floorplate to Spire on this location, only a bit shorter.

Given it's close proximity to Ryerson, I would guess that some of the units will be rented out to students (although admittedly, those with some money, like those currently living in the Jazz).
 

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Good.. I'm glad the stretch of Church just down from MLG is actually getting something..
It deserves some development and beautification.
 

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Does anyone know what occupied that site? You can see the remains of a structure on neighboring buildings.
I believe it was a early c20 big brick warehouse of some sort--bit the dust around the mid-90s (I last remember it housing the federal campaign office for Jack Layton in 1993)
 

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Menkes pays 8.8 million dollars to purchase this land...i doubt it would be feasible to build anything under 20 storeys, i think we are going to see a proposal of something around 28-32 storeys.
 

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Well, if it were about density rather than raw height, one can manage 28-32 storeys worth within 20 storeys--esp. if we learn from 70s low-rise/high-density philosophy...
 

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Should easily be a three to 400,000 square foot building. I would say the a point tower would have to be around 40 storeys
 

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There aren't 40 storeys worth of residents crazy enough to buy at that corner, especially at today's psf downtown average that these units will likely be marketed at.
 

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