Project Essentials / dataBase – detailed project information, floor plans, renderings
Projects & Construction Thread  I  Real Estate Thread
Nero Condo 
856 Dundas West, Toronto
Developer: Tofni Developments


Nero Condo | 25m | 7s | Tofni Developments | RAW Design

urbandreamer

recession proof
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,557
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
The lumber yard site or the 711 site? Lumber yard is my guess.

http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/navigatePlanningApp.do?method=next&reportType=2

856 DUNDAS ST W
OPA / Rezoning 10 289457 STE 19 OZ Ward 19
- Tor & E.York Nov 2, 2010 Application Submitted Nov 2, 2010 Commercial 510 8,799 9,309 103 2,141 --- --- Markowiak, Jeff
(416) 397-4647
Rezoning application for 2 projects - North Parcel and South Parcel - North Parcel - One rowhouse with 8 dwelling units - 4 stories - South Parcel - 8 storey mixed use building with retail at grade - 95 residential units - 57 parking spaces with 5 visitor parking spaces. 2 levels below grade parking.
http://twitter.com/urbanation

Application submitted for 8-storey building with 85 units on the corner of Dundas St West and Manning Avenue: http://twitpic.com/375cvg


Looks okay, a bit conservative modernism. But this area is about ready to explode with more proposals, imo....
 
Last edited:

Armbruster

Active Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2009
Messages
107
Reaction score
0
Looks okay, a bit conservative modernism. But this area is about ready to explode with more proposals, imo....
856 Dundas West is indeed the lumber yard. Too bad they're not building over the McDonald's drive-thru/parking lot down the road.

How come I can only count seven stories in the picture? Does the main floor count as two?
 

grey

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2007
Messages
3,683
Reaction score
281
Location
Corktown
Yeah, the ground level appears to be around twice the height of other floors.
 

urbandreamer

recession proof
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,557
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
Amusing how some local nimbies are opposed to the height here. I'd say 8s should become the norm, and many many buildings along this section of Dundas are crap and should be redeveloped, the entire block to the west and south for starters...

Lotsa ppl ask me for advice on where to buy condos to live--should I become a consultant perhaps? ($$$:D) My answer is always go for small neighbourhood buildings such as this project with zero amenities in the building but tons within walking distance! This project for example kills anything built in CP....
 
Last edited:

grey

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2007
Messages
3,683
Reaction score
281
Location
Corktown
Agreed. This is a shabby strip of Dundas and this project looks like a great fit at 8s + 4s towns. There's a study underway for street beautification here, is there not?
 
Last edited:

urbandreamer

recession proof
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,557
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
^No, the dumbies at CH think it should only go to Bathurst. Fools, they've totally missed how trendy and even (gasp) ritzy (yes, ritzy is where you can spend $5000 on clothes, just across the street from here at some high end clothing boutique or MADE furniture design!) the strip has become from Bathurst to Lansdowne, certainly posher than the crappy Chinatown and K-market strip.
 
Last edited:

Towered

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
3,516
Reaction score
1,079
Agreed, 3 stories on a blank slate on Queen is a joke.
 

junctionist

Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
8,194
Reaction score
1,245
Location
The Junction, Toronto
^What's wrong with Toronto: Queen and Duke's cycle gets 3 storeys while Dundas and Manning gets 8. Both locations should get 8! I'm suing the city for more height at Queen and Duke's!
Three to five stories is the traditional height for Queen. Height restrictions on Queen have probably saved many Victorian mixed-use blocks, which are among the most elaborate in the city. If Dukes was just the bottom four floors of this development, it would still be far better than the rubbish that is planned for that site.
 

sodapop

Active Member
Joined
May 2, 2010
Messages
681
Reaction score
0
Location
humber bay
i don't want to see any of queen developed, new development will ruin it. i wouldn't care if it was some awesome skyscraper or supertall with a cool design i would hate on queen, new development wrecks alot of the historic feeling on queen (not tomention its grit, which is the reason i spend half my time there)
 

Armbruster

Active Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2009
Messages
107
Reaction score
0

BobBob

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
1,289
Reaction score
0
Not to go to off-topic, but the document to consult on the QWHD is the one on guidelines. The height limit is set to 16m, which translates into a bit more than 3 typical commercial floors, though I suppose you could squeeze 5 residential floors into that.
 

urbandreamer

recession proof
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,557
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
Unless I am reading this wrong, the Queen Heritage district study says that a five-floor building is permissible.

An earlier post mentions local NIMBYs opposing eight floors at Dundas/Manning. Who has opposed it? Wasn't this application submitted maybe two weeks ago?
Locals that live in the 'hood. I work with some of them. Others via twitter....
 

Top