…and it would seem that Hines has hired 3XN (quickly becoming Toronto's Danish darlings?) to design it. It's going to be a rental project with retail at ground level, no renderings or word on how many storeys they are look at yet. Janet Rosenberg + Studio on landscape. More soon!
So this is the whole block from Wellington to the Wheat Sheaf. An enormous site with transformative potential. Thank you Hines for investing in 3XN and not some other local firms who need not be named...
EI Richmond is pretty bad as well. I will say they are the best of the worst at incorporating spandrel glass. They pretty much use the same glass/spandrel combo over and over and over again so you would think they would have figured out something that doesn't look completely awful.
One problem (of many) with this never-ending condo boom is that the local hack firms--some of which are mentioned above--can feed at the trough of the GTA builds alone, whereas Danish firms can't possibly sustain themselves designing the odd museum or midrise in Copenhagen. So,while the latter have to up their game to appeal to international clients, the former can stay fat without ever having to venture outside the 905.