400 Front Street | 199m | 59s | State Building Group | Kirkor Architects

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Notes from this proposal:

-High quality public realm with connections to Clarence Square
-There is a concept to bring a ring to Clarence, 4 meters wide, and I think 157 m long in diameter?
-Create activated lane ways, similar to what Melbourne is doing
-100,000 sq ft of retail over 2 levels
-40,000 sq ft grocery store
-175 commercial parking spaces

Overall, there seemed to be a good vibe for this proposal.

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Just for comparison, this new grocery store will be just under half the size of the Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens. Yes, very much needed.
 

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Notes from this proposal:

-High quality public realm with connections to Clarence Square
-There is a concept to bring a ring to Clarence, 4 meters wide, and I think 157 m long in diameter?
-Create activated lane ways, similar to what Melbourne is doing
-100,000 sq ft of retail over 2 levels
-40,000 sq ft grocery store
-175 commercial parking spaces

Overall, there seemed to be a good vibe for this proposal.


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Uhm... Left Shark made it to Urban Toronto #breaktheinternet
 

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What an awesome proposal! Grocery is definitely needed in this area. Would have been better a bit more northeast but still better than nothing. The designs look pretty awesome near street level. Typical all around balconies are disappointing though, but at least the building has some movement to it.
 

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I couldn't hear it perfectly, but at the meeting it was also mentioned (I think it was Peter Clewes) that the owners of the brick warehouse immediately south of Clarence Square, and the two-story hardware store/gym attached to it, are interested in redeveloping and/or converting to other uses, and that they might coordinate with them to create something coherent for the site. They said the two-story addition will probably go and be replaced by something new, but not too tall considering the impact it may have on Clarence Square. The brick warehouse (where I used to work, by the way) could be renovated/converted to something they didn't specify.
 

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