Auberge On The Park | 148.9m | 45s | Tridel | Graziani + Corazza

lead82

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I want to like this, I really do, but I know it's Tridel and GC, so I am guessing the outside won't look even as highly glazed as these renderings suggest, and it will as Lenser mentioned, be very dated looking in 10,15 years. One thing I will say about Tridel that probably doesn't get mention, they seem to do quality interiors, not a lot of complaints from what I have seen of their interiors, would be nice thought if they could fit some nice exterior work in to their proformas expenses though. I get it - mid market buildings mostly, tight profit margins blah blah blah, but somehow the Scandinavians can do it more often with their mid level buildings. (Sorry just got back from a month over there admiring their designs, I have a friend who builds Snohetta's buildings in Oslo...still a little jealous of them.)
The Scandinavians have realized long ago not to build high rises as they are expensive and inefficient. Mid-rises are cheaper and more practical to build. Tridel is a solid builder but their exterior designs are often awful and bland. Their buildings are generic but the residents love them as the build quality inside is very good.
 

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The OMB has approved (in principle) a revised proposal which now consists of three buildings (45 storeys, 39 storeys and 29 storeys):
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Humber Bay By The Don Valley.

Why couldn't they take the Alexandra Park designs and use them here? Much more sympathetic to the original Don Mills style.
 

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Minutes from the June 8 DRP:

https://www1.toronto.ca/City Of Toronto/City Planning/Urban Design/Files/pdf/DRP/DRP 2017/FINAL MINUTES June 8 2017.pdf
-"It's an incredibly busy texture on the building. If it was just a simpler building it would not be exceptional but at least it would not be disturbing...the busy-ness of the building at all scales makes me upset and anxious...there's something not hanging together."
-"There's a wonderful simple elegance about Don Mills that should find itself here in this post-modern world...it [the architecture] needs another idea."
-"It's overly active...the whole thing needs to calm down. Step back and respect the fact that it’s an incredibly significant site. Respond to skyline...not three flat topped buildings. Relook at it in general from an architecture point of view"
(p. 10).

And there are some more cringeworthy sections I will leave unquoted.

AoD
 
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I wonder if there has been any consideration taken by the developers to integrate VIA's proposed Eglinton station on their HFR project into this development.

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