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Ugh.... Tridel. What a shame. I was excited about this project until now.
I understand this critique as when Urban Toronto hears of a new Tridel project, they get disappointed until it evolves into, if there is, a decent design. In particular, the execution is what makes Urban Toronto dislike Tridel. It would be interesting to see how this project racks up given the amount of companies involved in this project feels high for a project, but I think that is normal for a development of this scale.

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Reputation proceeds them. No other developer comes close to the number of high rises built and there's not even one completed tower in their massive portfolio of note architecturally. There is hope with their current developments. Materials and design have been raised.
 

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This one might break the mould though
 

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Reputation proceeds them. No other developer comes close to the number of high rises built and there's not even one completed tower in their massive portfolio of note architecturally. There is hope with their current developments. Materials and design have been raised.
That is what describes their Urban Toronto presence. Are their current projects worth looking at? But remember, there is a @Tridelwebmaster. If you use profanity to describe their projects, he may report you. At the end of your post, this is what I would use when comparing TEN YORK to their average condo.
This one might break the mould though
Design and execution are what will influence this project the most, as with all the new builds in this boom.

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Huh? I assume you mean Aqualina, and that one is terrible; one of the worst projects in terms of cladding and general design in such a prominent location that I can think of in recent memory.
Not sure why you have such a hate on for it - I've been down there and it looks pretty good.
 

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Sorry, Aqualina. I can't agree with you in terms of the cladding in the context of Tridel and even the rest of Toronto. It's Arquitectonica filth for sure. The Well is designed so it will boil to cladding and in particular the glass parts.
 

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That is what describes their Urban Toronto presence. Are their current projects worth looking at? But remember, there is a @Tridelwebmaster. If you use profanity to describe their projects, he may report you. At the end of your post, this is what I would use when comparing TEN YORK to their average condo.

Design and execution are what will influence this project the most, as with all the new builds in this boom.

TI
@Consilium, it has been a while since we've heard from @Tridelwebmaster. The first person to have that post has moved on, and we don't know if the current person in that position was passed the log-in info.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by profanity being reported, but 1) UrbanToronto has its own Rules of Conduct, and 2) @Tridelwebmaster would not have any sway in regard to how any breaches of the rules would be handled. That's taken care of by the UT Moderators and Administrators. You might want to read the rules here, if you haven't read them yet.

If you're really telling people "don't complain about Tridel projects", the situation for them is the same for any developer whose projects have thread on UrbanToronto: everyone is open to critique. We prefer intelligent discussion—posts which explain why a contributor likes or doesn't like something—but people are allowed to say what they want within the restrictions of the rules.

Finally, in earlier recent posts you cite the comments of two members and pretty much declare "this is the way UrbanToronto thinks". There will be more than two people who agree with the thoughts expressed, but that doesn't mean that UrbanToronto has rallied around any particular point: you may have just as many people agreeing with your POV. Who knows? We're here to discuss, and we rarely all agree about something.

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The first person to have that post has moved on, and we don't know if the current person in that position was passed the log-in info.
Someone did replace the first person and they do have access. Unless of course they have also moved on. Tridel follows the forum and they can easily reach out if they need access again.
 

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All the buildings at The Well site along Front Street are now empty - The Globe & Mail building itself (444 Front Street West), the former Spin Master corporate head office (450 Front Street West) - notice on the door indicating relocation to 161 Bloor Street East, and the Toyota on Front service department at 462 Front Street West - all gone. There might be some residual tenants still in the 439 Wellington Street West building (the main entrance was still open - not chained shut like the buildings on Front street). Picture of 450 Front Street West entranceway with the relocation notice:

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A photo tour of The Well site, prior to the start of demolition activities, starting from the parking lot (formerly site of the Toyota on Front building) in the south-east corner, along Front Street, and then Wellington Street, ending up with pictures of the two buildings which are being retained - the ones on the north east and north west corners of the block.

The Parking Lot (former site of Toyota on Front Building)
Front and Spadina Parking Lot.jpg


The Globe and Mail building
Globe and Mail - Front Street.jpg


Globe and Mail - Front Street 2.jpg


The Spin Master Building - Formerly Home to Dunlop Farrow Architects

Spin Master Building .jpg


462 Wellington Street - Most Recently Service Department for Toyota on Front

462 Wellington Street - Former Toyota On Front Service Department.jpg


On Wellington Street - Parking Lot Behind Spin Master and 462 Front Street Buildings

Wellington Street Parking Lot.jpg



439 Wellington - Victoria Building - Other Than The Globe and Mail Front Doors - Possibly The Only Other Building That Might Have Had Some Neighbourhood or Contextual Value.
439 Wellington Street Building.jpg


And Wellington Street Side of the Globe and Mail Building

Globe and Mail Building - Wellington Street.jpg


Finally - The Two Buildings Which Will Be Retained (Other Than The East Side of Draper Street Homes Of Course):

401 Wellington Street West - Stantec Building, Formerly McGregor Socks

401 Wellington West - Stays.jpg


And The Wellington Street Building At The North West Corner of the Block:

North West Corner Building.jpg
 

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