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In case the fine folks at WGD Architects decide to take that image down, im guna post it here:

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for $92M it makes you wonder what it will be converted to.....condos? upscale hotel?
 
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I wonder if that render is what's going to happen. I think it would be a lost opportunity if they didn't reorient the Gerrard entrance to face the new walkway beside Aura, as well as removing the ramp to the parking garage.
 

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The plans in the proposal suggests that the addition will fill in an existing courtyard/patio space behind the Yonge Street storefronts south of Walton Street.

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That's a shame... I like that patio space in there, off of Walton Street. I think the best thing would be to IMPROVE it, not get rid of it.

As for the re-clad, I don't have much of an opinion on it, as it's quite inoffensive for the most part. But I'm surprised they want to fill in the balconies.
 

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Well as long as they don't enclose the ones that face east, I'll be okay. Those have such a dynamic view down onto Yonge Street and its energy (including sound) that I really hope they don't enclose those ones. From the rendering above it looks like the balconies facing east are indeed maintained though!
 

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Do hotels ever really have balconies?

As far as i know the balconies arent in use. A friend of mine stayed there not too long ago and the door to his balcony had a padlock on it.
 

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Or any hotel? ever? Honestly when I first arrive at a hotel, the first thing I go to is the balcony. I would find it hard to believe that I'm the only one.

About the re-clad, I wish something similar to Woodward's in Vancouver would be done here. You know, with those delicious red metal panels (laser cut?).
 

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I am not surprised that they want to get rid of the balconies. I can recall two separate instances over the last 10 years where a guest has accidentally fallen to their death after horsing around on a balcony. In addition to accidental deaths I can recall two suicides by jumping from balconies at this hotel over the years (probably many more than two have happened).

About a month ago a young man died from a fall from a balcony after a party in a room with a balcony (probably horsing around) at the soon to be closed Sutton Place Hotel. This is a big downside of having balconies on Hotels although in resort locations they are a must.

The Delta Chelsea was originally designed as a rental apartment building. If it had been designed as a hotel from the beginning I doubt it would have balconies.
 
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Looks generically bland, but still a good improvement over the current ugliness.

@MBS, Woodwards is sexy but an unrealistic expectation of this recladding.
 
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I am not surprised that they want to get rid of the balconies. I can recall two separate instances over the last 10 years where a guest has accidentally fallen to their death after horsing around on a balcony. In addition to accidental deaths I can recall two suicides by jumping from balconies at this hotel over the years (probably many more than two have happened).

About a month ago a young man died from a fall from a balcony after a party in a room with a balcony (probably horsing around) at the soon to be closed Sutton Place Hotel. This is a big downside of having balconies on Hotels although in resort locations they are a must.

The Delta Chelsea was originally designed as a rental apartment building. If it had been designed as a hotel from the beginning I doubt it would have balconies.

People "fall" from condo balconies all the time.
 

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