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jmacmillan

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A fresh development sign reads:

Notice: Applications to amend the zoning by-law and for site plan approval have been made by Fraser Milner Casgrain L.L.P. c/o 45 Charles Ltd. to permit a 33-storey, 325 unit apartment building with below grade parking. For further information contact the city planner Corwin Cambray, at 416-392-0459 File Numbers: 06 198326 STE 27OZ & 06 198325 STE 27SA

According to skyscraperpage.com, the proposed building will be 99.8 metres tall.

The current building is a rather unique example of brutalism and angled projections. It is right beside Cresford's CASA project. Have a look!
 

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Can't seem to find if this has actually been approved yet...











45 Charles Street East
Zoning Application 06 198326 STE 27 OZ
Preliminary Report
Date: January 26, 2007

SUMMARY
An application has been submitted to permit a 33-storey residential building at 45 Charles Street East. The existing eight-storey office building would be demolished.

Proposal
45 Charles Ltd, the owner, is proposing to demolish the existing eight-storey office building and construct a 33-storey, 100-metre residential condominium building containing 325 units. The proposal’s massing consists of three built form components:

(i) base: a five-storey podium to a height of 16.5 metres;
(ii) middle: Floors 6 – 30 with a 795 square metre floor plate and corners oriented
at 45 degrees to a height of 88 metres;
(iii) top: Floors 31 – 33 with each floor setback at different corners, and a
mechanical penthouse integrated into the overall design concept, to a height of 106 metres.

The residential entrance and lobby are proposed at the northwest corner of the building, and indoor and outdoor amenity spaces are provided on the first and second floors. The outdoor amenity space on the second floor is provided by the extension of the second floor at the southeast portion of the site. A coordinated on-site landscaping treatment is proposed including in the 6.5 metre building setback area along Charles Street East.

The proposal provides a total of 213 parking spaces in a four-level underground garage. The on-site drop-off/pick-up area and underground garage are accessed from the public lane abutting the west property line.

The servicing area is at the southeast corner of the site, and a one-way service lane along the east property line enables service vehicles to exit onto Charles Street East.

Overall, the proposal has a residential gross floor area of 24,122 square metres resulting in a density of 11.5 times the area of the lot.

The site is located on the south side of Charles Street East between Yonge Street and Church Street. An eight-storey, 27-metre office building currently occupies the site. A public lane runs along the site’s west and south boundaries. The existing and planned context within the area encompasses low scale, mid-rise and high-rise built form.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Site Area (sq. m): 2097.9
Height:
Storeys: 33
Total Residential GFA (sq. m): 24122.1
Parking Spaces: 213
Total Non-Residential GFA (sq. m): 0
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DWELLING UNITS

Bachelor: 31
1 Bedroom: 145
2 Bedroom: 149
3 + Bedroom: 0
Total Units: 325
 

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is there anything wrong with the building currently?

i'm glad it'll still keep some sense of that angle that the original design by dubois had.
 

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Why does the developer/owner have to give 1.5 million to the city for a new pool? Is there a public pool in the current building?
 

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Why does the developer/owner have to give 1.5 million to the city for a new pool? Is there a public pool in the current building?
Section 37 agreement allows increased height/density in exchange for community benefits

maybe the local pool is terrible, over capacity, or there just isn't a local pool, so the city thought that was the best use of the money

http://www.toronto.ca/planning/section37.htm
 

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I believe the developer has to pay the city a fee when the building proposal exceeds city guidlines. This lot was zoned for 2X density and a height of 30 metres, the developer wants to put up a building that would be 12X density and 107 metres tall. They decided they would use that $ for a pool but it could have been used for anything that contributed to the surrounding community. In the case of 1BE, $2 million will go to the improvement of Bloor Street.
 

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Makes sense. Definitely a good deal for the city. I just thought it odd that it was specifically a pool as payment.

Also, it doesn't look like this developer (their real identity still a mystery) has had to alter their design for the building.
 

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Man, that stretch of Charles Street is going to be so busy for the next 5 years ..... non stop construction from Jarvis Street to Queen's Park. :eek:

I think there's a YMCA across the street from this building, so would the pool go in there?
 

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Green Development Standard

I wonder if this applies to all new developments..

Toronto Green Development Standard

The Green Development Standard contains performance targets and guidelines that relate to site and building design to promote better environmental sustainability of development in Toronto. The Green Development Standards Checklist submitted by the applicant indicates that the proposed development is intended to meet or exceed 35 performance targets related to air, energy, water, solid waste, and ecology. Some of the targets to be met include the following:

Green roof designed to meet the City’s performance criteria with at least 75% coverage of the roof. The rest of the available roof space must be covered with light coloured roofing materials;

75% of indoor low-emitting materials;

40% improvement over the model National Energy Code for Buildings; Native trees, shrubs and groundcover planted on 75% of the site area (excluding the building footprint);

and 70% of developer-supplied appliances will be Energy Star compliant.
 

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I believe the developer has to pay the city a fee when the building proposal exceeds city guidlines. This lot was zoned for 2X density and a height of 30 metres, the developer wants to put up a building that would be 12X density and 107 metres tall. They decided they would use that $ for a pool but it could have been used for anything that contributed to the surrounding community. In the case of 1BE, $2 million will go to the improvement of Bloor Street.
 
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