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http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/searchPlanningApp.do

66 HOWARD PARK AVE
OPA / Rezoning 11 252109 STE 14 OZ Ward 14
- Tor & E.York Aug 5, 2011 --- --- --- ---

Rezoning application for (24, 28, 30, 30 A 60 and 66 Howard Park) application to construct 2 new residential buildings East and West Building - West Building 6-8 stories - 104 units (including 14 x 3 storey residential townhomes at grade) East Building - 6-10 Stories - 96 units (including 5 x 3 storey residential townhomes) - Parking spaces 139 residential parking spaces and 24 Visitor Parking spaces - total 163 parking spaces in 2 floors below grade common to both buildings. - 160 bicycle parking spaces for residence and 40 spaces for visitors.
 

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Right on the corner - another opportunity for a flatiron!!
I agree, it's a great opportunity to enliven the streetscape with a flatiron. If not proposed, the design review panel should intervene. As iconic as the Gooderham Building may be, Toronto has many more examples of opportunities for dramatic or elegant flatirons completely wasted, with conventional rectangular buildings built on a triangular site and a pointless plaza or green space where the pointed tip should be.
 

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I normally despise just popping in to post opinions, info is so much better. But...in that spirit, first...thanks Travis for the renders, second....over all, I'm seeing a lot to like here, but not enough detail at street level to make up mind completely.

All residential at street level???? Hmmmmmm
 

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*Is* it all residential? (And if it were sawtooth commercial, it'd kinda remind me of that c1960 commercial block just up Dundas at Pacific.)
 

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The scale of this proposal is far too immense for the fine grain of this neighbourhood. This site would be better served if it were developed by 3 or 4 different developers/architects as separate parcels.
 

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There is something wrong with the Canadian development business model if only large scale projects are viable. In Berlin, where labour costs are high, land values modest, and construction standards put ours to shame, gorgeous 15 to 50 unit residential infill projects in areas very similar to this are the norm.
 

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This has a very Safdie feel to it to me, primarily because of the individual little gardens on the upper floors that offer private greenspace remind me of Habitat.
 

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who is going to maintain those gardens? it appears to be shared between 2 units with each unit having their own open balcony. if managed by the two owners, then the effect wont be the same as rendering because all the gardens would look different. if managed by building, then it would be difficult to access and maintain
 

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It is just a rendering ... likely the real-life built product will be a building with terraces (without the greenery)
 
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