It makes me wonder with every 2nd proposed office bldg. having shadowing issues in the downtown core if we will ever see an 80-90s/350/400m built??
It's such a shame that city planning's extreme aversion to shadows means that even King & Bay can't support anything over 300m. My prediction is that Toronto will never see a 80-storey/350m-roof-height office building. Inside the core I don't think there are any developable sites remaining that won't cast a shadow on either Nathan Philips Square, St. James Park, or Berczy Park. And of course outside the core, height would be restricted by the clothesline policy.It makes me wonder with every 2nd proposed office bldg. having shadowing issues in the downtown core if we will ever see an 80-90s/350/400m built??
I can only think of the of the area from Front to King and University to Bay
I feel like throwing in the fray yet again that I strongly believe that First Canadian Place is in fact not 298m tall. Google earth gives a 292m reading from King Street to the top of the mechanical penthouse, which tends to be accurate within a metre or two (it gives exactly accurate measurements of Aura, L Tower, Bay Adelaide, and a few others I tested, for example). This means that Commerce Court 3 would actually be taller than it by about 8m.
I should really go to the archives and pull the architectural plans for FCP to answer this, it's been bugging me for a while.
Maybe the supporting docs from the 2012-completed recladding would be easier to dig up?You'd need Brookfield's written permission to submit a routine disclosure application on that.
Surely you'd be able to pull up some staff reports from the time with some elevations or something?You'd need Brookfield's written permission to submit a routine disclosure application on that.