Wouldn't 1 bloor and the new FS not qualify either?
I would think that since they have already been approved (not to mention are already under construction), they would be grandfathered out of the Tall Building Guidelines, which I assume would only apply to buildings approved after the Guidelines come into effect.
So I guess it's a race between approval of this project (and any other tall buildings in the pipeline), and approval of the Guidelines.
Just to pour a bucket of cold water on everyone... Marcanadian at SSC raised the point that if the Tall Buildings Guidelines are adopted, this proposal ain't happening.
Downtown Vision Height Map
The maximum height allowed for that location would be 137m, and those maximums are set in stone, with no exceptions (other than already approved buildings) allowed, that I know of.
We can only hope. Of course, there is always the OMB which has the power to override the Tall Building Guidelines if they are enacted -- but wait, many people on this site want the OMB abolished as well!
I would love it because I'd realize I was living in a city. Tall buildings are in cities. Don't like it, move out to the country.
Anyways I really hope this goes through.. I was really hoping Toronto's first supertall would be around the CBD so it could be seen from the classic lake view, but having it up in Yorkville, especially on the Holt site, would almost assure it's of good quality (Uptown and CrystalGrey not withstanding).
Also, that Tall Buildings whatever is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. It's pretty much trying to stop the growth of a city. We aren't Montreal.