Actually, the subway tunnel is immediately to the west. Read all about it in the front page story!It's a very complicated site. Subway tunnel beneath and hydro infrastructure next door add a ton of complications to an already tight site.
Great comment. Participate and share this comment with Planning staff.I hope they include some major improvements to Sherlock Holmes Lane (the lane between this proposal and the Reference Library), an underused and sad-looking space for such a grand name. Maybe replace the 80's street lamps with gas lamps as a nod to its namesake.
32 storeys is too tall for Yorkville?
Okay, good luck arguing that at LPAT, City Planning.
The City only really cares about the March and September shadows. December's are considered too long to bother with, and nothing is growing then anyway, and the June shadows are considered too short to be of consequence. March and September offer better average shadowing results.I would assume the gist of any height argument would be about shadowing, given the surrounding buildings.
That made me go look.
Before we get into the shadow cast by this building..........in one of the shadow study files, they show the shadow cast on this proposed building by 1 Bloor West, at 85 storeys in height.
I thought that interesting.
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I've looked through all of the Sun/Shadow files; though admittedly, quite briefly.
Certainly in terms of parks, I don't see a lot of accretive damage here.
Some of that is because of how shadowed this area already is........
But there isn't a lot of net new shadow.
I'll just post 3 of the slides.
The first two of these shows the largest amount of net new shadow this proposal will cause.
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Note that this is new shadows in the morning, in June, and as such to the north-west of the proposal.
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This one is mid-day to mid-afternoon in June
As one can see, most of the accretive shadow will not affect area parks.
But for contrast...........lets look at how shadowed this area can be already:
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This is December, which offers the least light of the year, morning through mid-day.
But look at how little light makes it to this area now!
On the whole, I don't think the shadowing argument will stand well here, but that's my inexpert take.