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Drove by yesterday and was lucky to stop at a red light on Bloor so I could get in more than just a quick glimpse. Wow, the pics here are awesome but still don't do the structure justice fully. It has already transformed the dynamic and really the character of the intersection for me. The intersection just didn't feel the same – gave me NYish vibes and it already felt darker/shady too as if the tower was much taller and casting its shadow. On the NE corner there was someone on a loudspeaker making some sort of public announcement. His voice echoed in the intersection like in a concert hall. 1 Bloor E made the intersection prettier (and much taller obviously) but this is something else. It felt imposing, tough, enormous and slender all at the same time. As I’m sure has been recommended here already, you've got to see this in person if you can.
 
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Drove by yesterday and was lucky to stop at a red light on Bloor so I could get in more than just a quick glimpse. Wow, the pics here are awesome but still don't do the structure justice fully. It has already transformed the dynamic and really the character of the intersection for me. The intersection just didn't feel the same – gave me NYish vibes and it already felt darker/shady too as if the tower was much taller and casting its shadow. On the NE corner there was someone on a loudspeaker making some sort of public announcement. His voice echoed in the intersection like in a concert hall. 1 Bloor E made the intersection prettier (and much taller obviously) but this is something else. It felt imposing, tough, enormous and slender all at the same time. As I’m sure has been recommended here already, you've got to see this in person if you can.
There probably won't be any sunlight on the street after this is built
 

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There probably won't be any sunlight on the street after this is built
Do the way Yonge & Bloor intersection is situated, sunlight will always reach the street at certain points of the day regardless of how tall the buildings are around it. And more so at some points along the seasons than others. So we pedestrians won't be living under a constant New York shadow every time we cross this intersection as far as I am aware.
 

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Do the way Yonge & Bloor intersection is situated, sunlight will always reach the street at certain points of the day regardless of how tall the buildings are around it. And more so at some points along the seasons than others. So we pedestrians won't be living under a constant New York shadow every time we cross this intersection as far as I am aware.

I posted the some of the shadow study images for 1 Bloor West, in this post: https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threa...velopments-foster-partners.18167/post-1636800

Those are for March/September (so median sun height)

You'll see Yonge will still get some sun at mid-day, though only a couple of hours (at the Y-B intersection).

Bloor gets pretty much none.

Light levels will be even lower in December; but higher in Summer.
 

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I'll add the June shadow studies for those who are interested.

It does show the Y-B area getting more light than in March/September, as one would expect.

Though you don't really get any morning sun at all. (that's mostly on 1 Bloor East)

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So on the sunniest day of the year (if it's sunny); Bloor East of Yonge would see sporadic sun from Noon-2pm 'ish; and full sun from roughly 4-5pm. '
 

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