4 The Kingsway | ?m | 8s | North Drive | Richard Wengle

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What a talentless hack. He can't do restrained traditional (a la Bob Stern), he can't do modern (eg. Block) - why does anyone hire this Sunday painter at all?
 

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This site does not need Faux Chateau. It needs a beautiful, modern design. On Bloor on the other side of the Humber there's…

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North Drive should be doing the area a favour, not pandering to the more money than taste types.

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I have always loved that utterly gorgeous piece of simplicity. Anyone have any more info on it?
Years ago when it was built, I went to look at the model suites and remember one marble bathroom that had walls of windows around the sunken tub that looked out into the woods...it was glorious!
 

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At least it's a flatiron! The biggest downside is that for some bizarre reason, this stretch of Bloor street seems to be allergic to retail.
 

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If, and only if, they use real stone, then this building might be a good addition to the neighbourhood. It looks fairly natural in its classicism--not exaggerated and fake. It stands quite boldly, which is exactly what you'd expect in a metropolitan city. Fake stone in precast would really bring down the architecture. A building of units that go for at least $1.2 mil should not have precast concrete panels masquerading as stone.
 

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Hasn't this building already been built?

4 The Kingsway

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One Glen Park, Bathurst & Glencairn:

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The Montgomery, 3085 Bloor W:

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The Negresco, Nice (what Wengle would really like to replicate):

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Unless he gets a budget to do a little bit of Buenos Aires:

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