I've inured myself to the mostly unfortunate effects of these super-scaled developments on pleasantly-scaled Toronto streetscapes I guess: progress, housing etc, but I'm surprised this is the first post here to comment that this development will rudely re-contextualize Earl Street's utterly charming Edwardian apartment block streetscape (those derided 90's townhomes included, at least for their scale) that otherwise somehow survived this long. The Earl Apts. next door is hands down one of my fave buildings in this city, and Earl St. one of my favourite streets for those reasons. I naïvely believed this street was protected, and I should know better. So we're gonna get two overscaled, cantilevered podium storeys of relentless retail glazing transitioning to arts and crafts cuteness. That should go well.