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One aspect of this development that hasn't attracted much attention in this thread is the landscaping plan. It's by Claude Cormier, and features lots of pavers in interesting mosaic patterns.

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Given how well the surface treatment in Berczy Park turned out, I expect this will look very good.
 

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One aspect of this development that hasn't attracted much attention in this thread is the landscaping plan. It's by Claude Cormier, and features lots of pavers in interesting mosaic patterns.
Given how well the surface treatment in Berczy Park turned out, I expect this will look very good.
Great find - suggestive of an almost Four Seasons forecourt (another CC project) level of intricacy.

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The fact that Claude Cormier are designing the public realm is enough for me to make peace with Tridel being at all involved with this project. I particularly like how the complex meets Wellington.
 

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The office building sort of reminds me of office buildings in London England. Anyway I love it and more needs to be built to this quality. The new LCBO tower needs to take a note from this building.
 

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Will they bury the utility poles?? This looks disgusting.
I don't see utility poles in the renders. But if I had a wish for other works surrounding this site, it would be for a sidewalk on the south side of Front St.

Or, now that I think of it...an elevated park I guess.

And a cinema and a restaurant with a very good view seem to have appeared as well:
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That would be a restaurant with a savage view. Too bad it will probably be out of the price range of many UT'ers.

One aspect of this development that hasn't attracted much attention in this thread is the landscaping plan. It's by Claude Cormier, and features lots of pavers in interesting mosaic patterns.

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Given how well the surface treatment in Berczy Park turned out, I expect this will look very good.
This is fantastic attention to detail. I hope this gets built as well as it looks in the renders, giving other developers a page to take from.
 

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88 Queen definitely has some of the same elements, considering that they're also using Cormier.
 

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And it could one day look over a huge rail deck park. Provided the billions of dollars it'll cost can be made to magically appear, of course.
 

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And this is up for zoning approval on January 31: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE20.7

Section 37 contributions include a green link along Wellington:
A detailed landscape and lighting plan will be submitted and approved through the site plan approval process to realize the objective of creating a 'green link' on Wellington Street West to connect Clarence Square with Victoria Memorial Square. These plans will be subject to the approval of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manger, Transportation Services.
 

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I hope that coming out of its OMB hearing a few days ago, the 400 Front West proposal (immediately east of Clarence Square) will still tie into the design of The Well and that the design teams have remained in communication.
 

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