Home Oil Tower doesn’t span an entire (almost) city block though.I don't like many aspects of this development but you guys are definitely over-exaggerating the "oppressiveness" of the Stephen ave side of the podium. It's honestly not that bad. Don't forget the Home Oil Tower is right up next to Stephen ave and doesn't feel oppressive at all. The real issue with the podium is on the 7th ave side...
Barf. Not only will it be oppressive from the street, but imagine the feel inside any of those towers staring directly into your neighbours windows. Even without a rendering it looks like generic Toronto random patterned spandrel schlock.
Well I wrote my "alderperson" (can/do we still use that word? anyways) and gave him my two cents worth on how I felt about this project and it's handling.
The city seems to want this project to fly under the radar of most citizens, there's hardly any media coverage, no signage, no meetings, I'm not liking that a project of this significance is being so secretive.