I think a beautiful aA red brick (to match Oddfellows hall) 10s podium+ a tower stepping up to 65s would be appropriate here. Sadly, we all know it's gonna be another CS horror show...
Yeah that would be nice, but then again the last time a 65 storey/10 floor podium red brick structure was built anywhere in this planet was over 1/2 century ago... i would settle with a slightly shorter version of Aura.I think a beautiful aA red brick (to match Oddfellows hall) 10s podium+ a tower stepping up to 65s would be appropriate here. Sadly, we all know it's gonna be another CS horror show...
This corner has totally been reshaped in the last 10 years. A massive number of people have moved into the neighbourhood.I have prized the idea of Yonge/College becoming more intensively residential.
'Baystreetification'! LOVE IT! (the word, not the syndrome!)What's crappy about it? It's nothing to put on a postcard home to Mom but it's hardly offensive, the retail is great and includes one of the last pubs left on Yonge Street between Gerrard and Bloor that actually draws people over to Yonge Street after 10pm. Think a bar will replace this once a condo goes in? No. Probably a copy shop and dry cleaner. The Baystreetification of Yonge Street continues.
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This is what One Queen Street East did in the 1980's (edit: it was completed in 1991) when they built their tower connected to the Old Confederation Life building on Richmond. I'd be OK with this idea as well... Much to the horror of certain preservationists and purists I am sure. Note how One Queen echoed the massing, colour, themes and materials at the height of the old ConFed on the left. As well with the copper glazing and setbacks of the tower above.This is a location where I would actually advocate for the use of a modern design with glass and metal (can you use metal??). Any design here must take OH into account as its neighbour and the best approach to play off of its awesome victorian-ness would be to go with a contrast as at the Distillery such that both designs can play off of each other... look at me all excited about this one!