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Regarding Giraffe How many changes can you make with 3/4 the lot size of 1638 Bloor St,unless your talking in cutting down on 15-20 floors.Which is what i believe the area residents would be happy with.These guys were a pleasure to work with at the bia community meetings. They made several changes to the design and were quite accommodating to the residents in the area. Hopefully the economy won't affect them. Giraffe could learn something from them.
There are many things about this site the residents are not happy with and if you had been to the open forum meetings you would know this. According to Gord Perks there is another meeting in January sometime, a more precise date will be given out on his website www.gordperks.ca/. I look forward to seeing you there. I'm guessing your not made up of a Gold wrestler avatar are you?Regarding Giraffe How many changes can you make with 3/4 the lot size of 1638 Bloor St,unless your talking in cutting down on 15-20 floors.Which is what i believe the area residents would be happy with.
I looked at the design at giraffeliving website and I must say it looks like an IKEA furniture warehouse and so does the lobby. The design sure won't fit in with the rest of the neighborhood. I believe it will be a long time before the entire building sells.
If you guys don't like the corner of Bloor and Dundas West then move away. The law is quite clear about signs. The Giraffe will just be another ugly building at that corner. Sounds like you guys want a Manhattan style living then move downtown.
Whats coming to city counsel agenda this fall will be a couple of new zoning bylaws that will also hamper the site such as the new anti vibration laws. The only good thing about the giraffe is the website ( somewhat original). They are fishing for clients but will be many years before anything is built from my experience. They need enough people to secure a reserve fund needed by provincial law. Thats why its better to buy used than new because you know when you can move in and not worry that your property management and builder going bankrupt and your out your cash.
I know all this for I must confess I have a couple of friends in the know and the other because I bought a condo before it was built and the builder went bankrupt ( thats right not all do of course) however this one has all the signs that something is amiss.
I was skeptical too when first going to the meetings. Some raised valid points such as traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Height was never my personal issue as it was to some but not all. Something has to be built there but I feel sorry for those that buy units facing the Crossways or the building on the south west corner with the concrete falling off the balconies. The Giraffe people when asked to put in a direct tunnel access to the TTC, they up-right refused. There should also be a tunnel to the north east corner to stop all the j walking and aid in the access to the crossways and GO station even though the taxi stand does far more business than the GO.Its funny that a 3-4 years ago when i was on my way to my bank on Marmaduke this same group approached me at the bank entrance to sign a petition that they had at the time against the Stinson Lofts on reducing there floors plans by 2 stories.
Some of the area residents are a bunch of whiners that dont have better things to do than just lie,badmouth and reject any new development.
City councilor Gord Perks is another poor accomplisher that couldnt care if everyone lived in a cave.
Actually i reside in South Parkdale,where things are less complicated and more exciting.So you do live in the neighborhood, go to the meetings and participate. But just sitting and complaining about all your neighbors and not bringing your vision of the community to the table only hurts you in the long run.
So come out to the meetings, and you tell us what you really think of us and Gord Perks.
Leave to where exactly?, just out of curiosityOkay, so the economy is in the sh*tter, but you know why I think this new condo in my 'hood (and a shortened cheapened Giraffe condo as well) will get built? Because just after I leave an area, it becomes trendy and condo-ized. (When will I leave my current area? 2011-ish....)