Northern Light

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Ya, I think I know the City Map as well as anyone not named @interchange42 and I really had to google this one, especially when I saw the height.

This actually fronts/meets Bayview, 2 blocks north of Eglinton.

Streetview:

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Aerial Pic:

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Site Size: 2140m2/23000ft2

* Docs are Up *

* pre-render note, this is roughly opposite the Gupta proposal, if you thought the neighbourhood was ahem, upset.........this is ~9s/20M taller too!

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From the Planning Report:

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This graphic helpfully notes this proposal really has no height precedent to reach for; they're are a couple of ballpark sites (over 30s on Eglinton but not super close, and not the same context) This is very much
an MTSA reach.

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Parkland requirements are proposed to be met through off-site acquisition resulting in expansion of nearby Charlotte Maher Park (this is supportable).
 
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Ahh, I see @WislaHD has gotten in the development game with this cleverly disguised company name. Too bad, jig's up, we see you. ;)

edit: tower materiality and slab form factor look neat.
 

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Ahh, I see @WislaHD has gotten in the development game with this cleverly disguised company name. Too bad, jig's up, we see you. ;)

edit: tower materiality and slab form factor look neat.
Secret's out :oops:

I am actually pretty shocked to see this proposal. Was not the first site assembly I had expected to see from this area east of Bayview. Surprising to me that nobody is taking a shot at the car wash around the corner.

This was a nice quiet little street and the young trees seemed to be developing healthily from what I could tell. Will be missed.
 

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This was a nice quiet little street and the young trees seemed to be developing healthily from what I could tell. Will be missed.

If it's any consolation, the trees appear to me to be mostly/entirely Norway Maple ( non-native, invasive)
 

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While I'm glad to see this site redeveloped, I can't help but think this is a bit much for this site. Due to being higher up on the hill, this will be a very notable project, which is fine, but I struggle to see a 30 floor building going here without a fight from the neighbourhood. More retail space would be prefered here, but I'm glad they at least put in something here.
I hope they improve the massing on this thing, it reads as a foreboding slab, and the podium really sets that precedent. Then again, if this site does remain as 34 stories, I won't exactly care, it'll just be a bit of a sore thumb.

The off site parkland dedication is welcome news.
 

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While I'm glad to see this site redeveloped, I can't help but think this is a bit much for this site. Due to being higher up on the hill, this will be a very notable project, which is fine, but I struggle to see a 30 floor building going here without a fight from the neighbourhood. More retail space would be prefered here, but I'm glad they at least put in something here.
I hope they improve the massing on this thing, it reads as a foreboding slab, and the podium really sets that precedent. Then again, if this site does remain as 34 stories, I won't exactly care, it'll just be a bit of a sore thumb.

The off site parkland dedication is welcome news.
I like the massing. Clean, simple and prominent.
Gairloch doing a tower is interesting. They know this hood well....Especially after having a fight w councillor and neighbours over a 9s mid-rise on the south side of Eglinton...
 

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The design is cool, and I think we're all expecting the entire corridor to develop quickly, but that lot is certainly not where I was expecting the first huge building to be proposed at Egg and Bayview there. Alas, I'm sure it will just blend in to the skyline at some point anyways haha
 

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Love it. Housing in an elegant box near transit, retail, services and jobs, with a nearby park expansion and a 0.18 resident + 0.03 visitor parking ratio. Perfect. Build it. Let the NIMBYs wail. Only suggestions I'd make are: decrease the window-wall ratio, wraparound balconies, and parking ratio, all to make a more interesting and sustainable building.
 
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I expect this to end up in the 25-30 storey range after the local residents take out their knives. I agree with @GenerationLee that retail at grade with a good street wall is ideal here.
 

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