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I think the plan was to have a collection of cats in a new park north of Wellington, intended to connect up to King (possibly through the BIG project). I believe Allied picked up a property along that strip that they intend to use to fulfill the parkland requirements for The Well. (There is a property marked on the landscape plans as "456 WELLINGTON / FUTURE PARK".) But plans for that park have not been made public yet as far as I know. Hopefully it's still in the works.

Assuming it's the same lot (and I'm about 85% sure it is), that parcel was discussed at the BIG public consultation; it had been acquired for $13M IIRC to sweeten the pot for Planning, which at least at that time was being (IMHO) quite pig-headed about a number of items. The proponents spoke specifically about the synergy between that site and The Well, arguing that they'd made a big concession to facilitate this at a not-nominal cost.
 

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I'm not a fan of the site plan and that weird diagonal curved street thing in the middle or the "a humongous podium followed by a humongous podium" concept but I do hope this project properly animates Wellington.
 

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I'm not a fan of the site plan and that weird diagonal curved street thing in the middle or the "a humongous podium followed by a humongous podium" concept but I do hope this project properly animates Wellington.

Don't get your hopes up. Just look how great the Eaton Centre has been for lower Yonge Street :rolleyes:

The new landscaping on Wellington will be A+ though.
 

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Pics taken Oct 25, 2017


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SPA drawing sets have been posted for the highrise and midrise portions of the project.

On a related note, the thread title doesn't currently account for architecture consultants Adamson, aA, Wallman, and BDP.
 
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getting some serious Liberty Village vibes from the Wallman buildings (and not in a good way).
 

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Those Wallman ones are old. The bricks are like this. GFRC for the solid areas in the setbacks.

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SPA drawing sets have been posted for the highrise and midrise portions of the project.

On a related note, the thread title doesn't currently account for architecture consultants Adamson, aA, Wallman, and BDP.

There may be a character limit for thread titles haha :D
 

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To be honest, those tower designs are pretty underwhelming. I think it works for the middle building with the heritage-esque podium, since it echoes the dynamic of buildings like QRC. But overall I was hoping for something with more variety. I guess its better to have memorable podiums (podia?) and generic towers than the other way around though.
 

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