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... from the 500 Wellington West thread

Today I walked by 500 Wellington West where two workers were arguing as they erected a banner for a new Freed Development. It is to be 8 storeys with full or half floor units ranging from $1.5 M to $5 M. The design reminded me somewhat of the cubey thing proposed for College Street. The site is currently occupied by a 2-storey light industrial building of zero architectural merit. Further down the street there is a Coming Soon sign for 400 Wellington Street West with a registration address www.400wellington.com

Go west downtown!

Aerial view and photos (one recent, two from last summer)

I didn't notice it when I walked by this week, but when I look at the two photos from last summer it's apparent that they demolished the small 1 storey garage that had been on site.

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Thanks cabeman for posting the photos of this and 500. Pity about that little garage. It possessed some charm.
 

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Today I walked by 500 Wellington West where two workers were arguing as they erected a banner for a new Freed Development. It is to be 8 storeys with full or half floor units ranging from $1.5 M to $5 M. The design reminded me somewhat of the cubey thing proposed for College Street. The site is currently occupied by a 2-storey light industrial building of zero architectural merit. Further down the street there is a Coming Soon sign for 400 Wellington Street West with a registration address www.400wellington.com

They tore down (I'm still surprised they did it) a rather lovely old garage for 400 Wellington. It was an extension of the same building that Brassai is in (had great details). It's a shame that kind of thing is still allowed to happen. It could have been incorporated into the building in a charming way, though that would have taken imagination (and what developer has any of that to spare?)
 

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Thanks cabeman for posting the photos of this and 500. Pity about that little garage. It possessed some charm.

I wouldn't fret too much about the garage. It had to make room for a new laneway on the north side between the new building and Brasaii. There is also retail/commercial along the entire west side of the new building along the "animated alleyway" towards King Street W. There is also a nice little court on Wellington, more to the south/east side of the site. I think the proposed building is a perfect fit for the space and a good site plan.
 

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People drive down the alley and disappear into the warehouse. Coming to a theatre near you.

A haunted alley that materializes randomly throughout the city, swallowing up hapless short-cutters? The tagline could be "BEWARE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED" ? :D
 

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Oh yeah, *that* thing. I think when somebody referred to it being Decoish, I thought it was something else...
 

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^Maybe because it reminds you of the Mcgill/Wellington West warehouse district where new condos/lofts are wrapped around old warehouses? Yeah the massing is similar to that area of Mtl but the driveway and setbacks are gross:(

Which Wellington St do you prefer? Montreal or Toronto?
 

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