Devron and Constantine Enterprises Inc. want to build a multi-storey condo at 1140 Yonge St. that Safapour said is “rooted in the heritage” of the Pierce-Arrow automobile showroom built on the site in 1930.
The vision is for the building to have larger units that will work well for downsizers from surrounding upscale neighbourhoods.
“We’re making progress with stakeholders on the zoning side and we hope to be in a place where we have more concrete updates in the next month,” said Safapour.
I would hope that HPS insists on the replication of the original glazing in the new building (notwithstanding what the applicant is showing in the renderings).See the Arches with glazing is nice........I'm not keen on what they chose though. Doesn't give a heritage feel, doesn't seem compatible w/the rest of the building, frankly, looks kinda cheap. (though I imagine it wasn't)
Edit to add: @ProjectEnd actually posted a photo of the historical look here. Definitely not a match.
Further addition: Doesn't match the render:
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Understood but the marketing renderings themselves show no intent to replicate the original glazing:Judging from the rendering, it looks like this is a temporary thing for the sales centre.
I assume they want the sales centre to be presentable, without breaking the bank before the majority of the units have sold
The settlement for 1134-1140 Yonge St. includes lowering the height of the building from 13 storeys to 10 and securing an extension to nearby Ramsden Park. City council voted on May 11 to approve the negotiated settlement that will be presented at an upcoming Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing.
The Rosedale building currently on the site dates back to the 1930s and has been home to Staples, a CBC studio and a Pierce-Arrow car dealership. It features historical arched windows on the ground floor that will be brought back to life by developers Devron Developments and Constantine.
Park levy money gained from the deal has been used to purchase a property along Avenue Road that will expand Ramsden Park to the street to make it more visible and accessible, according to local councillor Mike Layton and ABC Residents Association president Ian Carmichael. The park’s expansion was not on the table prior to this application, Layton said.
ABCRA has been negotiating with the developers for about two-and-a-half years since the proposal was first submitted in 2020, and Layton said the association has been “in the driver’s seat” throughout that process.
The negotiation included keeping the number of units originally proposed, 66, roughly the same as the height was lowered to 39.5 metres, as well as a substantial setback from the historic facade to allow appropriate transitions to nearby properties.