re: Clewsian controversy
I don't find this project to be so dramatically out of scale with the surrounding neighbourhood as to ruin it. If anything, projects like 18 Yorkville are probably more damaging considering it fundamentally altered the 2s nature of Yonge with the podium, as well as lots having to be merged.
While 18 Yorkville seemed to understand the nature of its surroundings, Market Wharf blithely ignores it. I mean, geez, for the first time in 150 years the twin copper top spire of St. James and copper dome of St. Lawrence (what I liken as the Skydome and CN Tower Trylong and Perisphere of the pre-Confederation era) won't be visible from the lake.
Dipster Huck misrepresents my posts by suggesting that I have said that Clewes "should be given carte blanche to design whatever he wants, wherever he wants." I have never said that.
I think Clewes made an attempt at Pier 27, but the developer was so profit-motivated and indifferent to the context that I think Clewes tried to address that the original design premise was thrown out.
Are you in the business? If not how can you make such a statement? Did Clewes tell you personally that his hands were tied by a developer that was "so profit-motivated"?