We've seen a number of interesting proposals for the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood work their way through city planning in the past year, but few have caught our attention quite so much as Bazis' E Condos has. Situated on the northeast corner of the intersection, the 2-tower development impressed us earlier this summer with a set of high definition renderings that did wonders showcasing the Roy Varacalli-designed towers, especially the cantilevered amenities midway up the buildings.
Now, after a summer breather, Bazis and Varacalli are back with two just-realized project renderings, this time showing us what pedestrians can expect at street level in the not-too-distant future.
Both renderings focus on the south facade of the project's podium, fronting Eglinton Avenue East. The image above faces west, with RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre in the upper left background. The image below faces east, extending to where Madison Homes' current project The Madison is depicted further along Eglinton.
The most striking feature of both renderings is the sheer height of the podium's glazing, which will reach somewhere between 30 and 40 feet, showcasing retail tenants along both Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. Plenty of public space has been allotted, with widened sidewalks and permanent seating predicting the increase in density the area will no doubt see in the future. Retail will continue to the concourse level, connecting to the mall across the street as well as the TTC's Eglinton Station.
The sales centre for E Condos is set to open this fall, and will be located across the street off the lobby of the Yonge Eglinton Centre. For the complete set of dramatic renderings, check out the E Condos dataBase link below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section or join the discussion in the associated UT Forum thread.