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I like these a lot. Sleek, solid, dramatic but not showy. Some of the supergraphics work better than others, but I like the attempt.

Much better food options than when I lived on campus, too!
 

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Surprised it was approved with such low ground-floor ceilings; that retail looks uninviting and cramped. Otherwise not a bad building to look at.
 

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http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentAp...4497750&isCofASearch=false&isTlabSearch=false

The Quad Residence Phase 2 includes two student housing buildings with retail at grade located at York University's Keele Campus Building C3 & C4. Building C3: 10,791 sm GFA, a L-Shaped building (6 and 10 stories); 588 sm GFA retail at grade; 163 Units. Building C4: 17,015 sm GFA; Consisting of two towers (8 and 10 stories) connected by two amenity pavilions (1 and 2 stories); 895 sm GFA at grade, 263 Units. two student residence buildings with retail and service commercial uses at grade, amenities and outdoor courtyard spaces.
 

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This is the render, and even at this stage, I not only dislike it, I viscerally dislike it.

There's nothing in this render that says 'University' to me. There are a collection of things that say bland, cold, sterile industrial park.

Ugh!

You needn't have faux-19th C here; but you do require 'warm', you also need appropriate scale, this has neither. It offers no flourish or allusion to higher learning, nor, frankly would I consider it passable as generic midrise condos.

IT seems car oriented, indifferent.

I've come to the conclusion that the only thing to be done w/York is to to level the entire campus and start over; and to sack their entire senior management team as a University who have no sense of vision or aspiration.
 
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^It won't be car oriented because students don't drive. Also, they're redeveloping parking lots for crying out loud. Isn't that what we all want?
 
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