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50-60 Eglinton West 
50 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Developer: Madison Group


50-60 Eglinton West | 124m | 36s | Madison Group | Hariri Pontarini

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50-60 EGLINTON AVE W
Ward 16 - North York District

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Official Plan and Rezoning Bylaw amendment application for the proposal of a 36 storey mixed use building with retail at the first and second storey and a proposed total of 401 resdential units. Proposal includes 112 underground parking spaces, with access from Duplex Avenue and a total of 402 bicycle parking spaces underground and at-grade.

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OPA & Rezoning 17 250825 NNY 16 OZ Oct 20, 2017 Under Review
 

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The Hydro Station is 60 Eglinton West, how can that be redeveloped?
 

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Height is 124.0 m @DonValleyRainbow

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The Hydro Station is 60 Eglinton West, how can that be redeveloped?
From the Planning Rationale:
50 Eglinton Avenue West is a corner-site occupied with a two storey brick clad building originally constructed to house a hydro-electric substation in 1920. The building no longer provides for any hydro-electric needs and forms part of this land assembly. The west and north facades are proposed for retention and will be renovated in-situ as part of the Proposed Development. The decommissioned hydro vault building at 50 Eglinton Avenue West currently does not provide for any windows or at grade interaction with the street. A singular pedestrian entrance, which is largely decorative, is provided from Eglinton Avenue West, and no pedestrian entrances or street-level glazing are provided along Duplex Avenue.
 

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love it. Not sure if I completely get the interaction between the curved elements and the very rectangular brick station but I'm liking the material diversity and how fine-grained it is at street level. I want to say Hariri-Pontarini is using curved glass because of economies of scale (see 19 Duncan and King-Charlotte)

Eglinton west of yonge could definitely use some love, and it's great having it get started with a project like this.
 

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My first impression is one of cautious optimism for the THES building. It's great that it's being retained, but I'd hope that the original stone work around the windows can be replicated well. I also hope they do a better job of trying to match the style with the new build in-behind than the render suggests.

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I'm also hopeful they keep the front doors.

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I am also lamenting the loss of the windows at 60 Eg a bit, but if they can being something that complements the THES building a bit better, I'd fully support it.

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Lastly, I'm very surprised that a) The THES building is not on the heritage register, and b) the developer is proposing to retain it out of the gate.
 

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Indeed, the western earlier building was stripped of its original glass facade and substituted with the unfortunate black glass you see today. As I recall, it was in the early 1990s this happened. The original glass was a sea green tinted spandrelite within aluminum mullions so typical of mid-century modernism.
 

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I like the look of the podium with the retention of the Eglinton and Duplex facades
One thing I noticed was high potential for soil/gw contamination onsite - 7 areas of potential concern and 74 potentially contaminating activities identified in their ESA.
This can seriously delay a projects timeline.
 

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