Mississauga Oro at Edge Towers | ?m | 50s | Solmar | Rosario Varacalli

Sunday, right before crane removal
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The petro Canada 70+ floor tower at burnamthorpe doesn’t have much room to be a tower in the park. What about 3606 Hurontario. I understand the towers on the east side which are decades old being a tower in the park but new ones not so much. Alba is start to change that error.
The Edge Towers are towers in the park and that could have had a better street edge than today. Using a few buildings from the east end of Toronto, you could have a 6+ story podium with townhouses at the base with a driveway going under the podium.

There was a plan for one on Webb Dr, but it hasn't gotten off the ground to the point it may be dead now.

Mississauga love towers in a park with no thought to street edge.

As for the Petro station, there is land to the west that could be part of the site, but still a thin building. Don't see it going anywhere any time soon.
 
The Edge Towers are towers in the park and that could have had a better street edge than today. Using a few buildings from the east end of Toronto, you could have a 6+ story podium with townhouses at the base with a driveway going under the podium.

There was a plan for one on Webb Dr, but it hasn't gotten off the ground to the point it may be dead now.

Mississauga love towers in a park with no thought to street edge.

As for the Petro station, there is land to the west that could be part of the site, but still a thin building. Don't see it going anywhere any time soon.
I don’t find edge towers nearly as egregious as any of the kaneef towers in the park on the other side of the street. Yes they don’t have shops underneath which is disappointing but they are significantly more dense on less land.

It’s got to be difficult to run a successful business under these condos when square one sucks in so much retail. On the other hand confederation parkway is a came that it isn’t impossible.

Exchange south. They said they weren’t launching that until interest rates went down. So it’s been awhile but they look consistent in what they said.
 
I don’t find edge towers nearly as egregious as any of the kaneef towers in the park on the other side of the street. Yes they don’t have shops underneath which is disappointing but they are significantly more dense on less land.

It’s got to be difficult to run a successful business under these condos when square one sucks in so much retail. On the other hand confederation parkway is a came that it isn’t impossible.

Exchange south. They said they weren’t launching that until interest rates went down. So it’s been awhile but they look consistent in what they said.
Don't know how much of the land is own for Exhange South as there enough room for four of them. More plans have come and gone for that area over the decades with several sites been flipped a few times.

The city has to build the rest of Webb Dr to the east as well 2 n-s streets between it and Burnhamthorpe. There was talk that one of those streets would go down to Central Pkwy that hasn't gone over very well for locals on those streets.

South Exchange will happen once the current one is near completion and that is about 2026
 
Don't know how much of the land is own for Exhange South as there enough room for four of them. More plans have come and gone for that area over the decades with several sites been flipped a few times.

The city has to build the rest of Webb Dr to the east as well 2 n-s streets between it and Burnhamthorpe. There was talk that one of those streets would go down to Central Pkwy that hasn't gone over very well for locals on those streets.

South Exchange will happen once the current one is near completion and that is about 2026
Palgrave and Joan Drive say NO thanks!

Isn’t there room for Kariya to get down to central parkway. They just installed new lights there. Buy out the semis north of central to make it happen and let the developers of Wally’s burger have more room to operate with.
 
These aren't tower in the park. The slabs across the road are tower in the park.

In any case, the hate for towers in the park is significantly overblown. If the green space around the tower is nicely landscaped, it provides a welcome contribution to the public realm. Certainly better than a forest of towers with minimal separation distances.

Granted, many towers in the park have unappealing landscaping (or just a lack of any landscaping LOL). But contemporary point towers are also often pretty crap when it comes to public realm.

Site porosity is often the bigger issue for towers in the park.
 
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The jib crane that took down the tower crane is in the process of being dismantle
 
These aren't tower in the park. The slabs across the road are tower in the park.

In any case, the hate for towers in the park is significantly overblown. If the green space around the tower is nicely landscaped, it provides a welcome contribution to the public realm. Certainly better than a forest of towers with minimal separation distances.

Granted, many towers in the park have unappealing landscaping (or just a lack of any landscaping LOL). But contemporary point towers are also often pretty crap when it comes to public realm.

Site porosity is often the bigger issue for towers in the park.
Those green spaces make bigger walks for the people who live there to get where they’re going increasing the chances of driving. And most towers in the park have zero retail because a building alone can’t support it. Then there’s also the wasted land space where if you had more buildings closer by it would be easier to support with grocery stores and that sort of thing. Finally a lot of towers in the parks are not made on grid like streets and grids make for the best planning. This is why port credit is walkable. There’s actually a grid.
 
Feb 14
That did not take long to have the jib cranes removed from the roof of T2 after the tower crane for it was removed. Crews were in the process of taking the main jib apart to be lowered to the ground by the smaller crane that would use the elevator shaft to be remove. As of Feb 20th, neither crane is on the roof.
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