|487 ft / 148 m||45 storeys||!|
|Status: Pre-Construction||Completion: TBD|
Category: Condo, Retail
Immediately to the north is 325 Jarvis, a condominium townhouse complex of 20-something units. Unless the owners opt to dissolve their condo corporation and sell, I can't see 50 storeys right next door working for them either.It's that Comfort Inn plus another narrow property to the north with a three-and-a-half storey building on it. I imagine that there will be issues with a 50-storey building proposed south of Allan Gardens: shadows are going to determine a lot here.
"Okay, for the west frontage, give me 2/3rds Foster and 1/3rd Toronto Delta Southcore. And just do whatever with the podium."What the hell is going on? If you can only afford 1/8th of an inspired Foster design than don't buy the 1/8th of an inspired Foster design. Why do a podium when it's not much bigger than the tower? It's the only thing I like about the tower. It doesn't occupy an entire block. Of course, it's still the usually density grab with a high lot coverage and zero stepbacks along the full 47 floors to provide breathing room with neighbouring properties.
I think it helpful to acknowledge that Toronto is turning into a different type of city. The old ideas of what's suitable height or density don't line up with the reality we find ourselves in. That buildings should get shorter away from Yonge always struck me as terribly short sighted with one foot firmly planted in the past and the other not sure where to tread.I could see 25-30 storeys here, max. This is the very periphery of the downtown core, next to established lowrise neighbourhoods and Allan Gardens.