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United Kingsway Condos 
2915 Bloor St W, Toronto
Developer: Fieldgate Urban, Dorsay Development Corporation

United Kingsway Condos | 27m | 8s | Fieldgate Homes | TACT Architecture

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by someMidTowner, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. someMidTowner

    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

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    Can't seem to locate a city report for this, but it's an 8-storey redevelopment proposal of the existing medical building on Bloor near Royal York Station.

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    Towered Senior Member

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    Wow, why is the Kingsway neighbourhood suddenly exploding with mid-rise proposals??
     
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    My question is why has it taken so long, particularly near the subway?
     
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    Same as Danforth Avenue. Right on the subway line and still not being densified.
     
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    Agreed – it's always struck me as weird, how sleepy-small-town the Kingsway feels. Hell, it's even got on-street angle parking! Be great to see this stretch of Bloor get denser.
     
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  6. interchange42

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    There's no angled on-street parking on Bloor, just to be clear. I think there may still be some on Brentwood at the library and maybe a couple of other side streets, but there's no suburban feel here, (this is what I call midurban).

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  7. Jacob Laponointe

    Jacob Laponointe New Member

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    I would call it small town main street style, which belongs along a streetcar route, not near a subway station. Anyone know if the proposal includes the parking lot?
     
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    Yes, the angled parking is on several side streets, but not on Bloor proper. Sorry to be unclear!

    It doesn't feel suburban to me here either, but I do always think it has a small-town main street feel to it. Possibly just because it's always so quiet, compared to just a couple of stops over at Jane, for example. Some quality midrise will be great to see, as long as no one lays a finger on the Kingsway theatre, which is adorable.
     
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    Agreed on all points adHom!

    The preliminary report has not been posted yet, so I don't know.

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    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

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    http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentAp...ion=init&folderRsn=3933044&isCofASearch=false

    2915-2917 BLOOR ST W
    Ward 05 - Etob. York District

    Rezoning application for a proposed 8-storey 80 unit condominium project with retail at grade located at 2915-2917 Bloor St W.
    Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
    Applications:
    Type Number Date Submitted Status
    Rezoning 16 141156 WET 05 OZ Apr 15, 2016 Under Review
     
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  11. ProjectEnd

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    Looks good but could the east section rip off 383 Sorauren any more??

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    Well, it's a bit of a rip-off, yes, but it's definitely done with Tact.

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    To be honest I dont think this is design is going work well in this neighborhood. I cant put my finger on it- it could potentially be the contrasting colors, but something just seems off with this one.
     
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    IMG_5664.PNG Here comes the NIMBY brigade...
     
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