There are plenty of places for tall buildings in the city. Perhaps infinite places. The Annex. Is not. One of them.
This proposal is ridiculous and conforms to nothing that city planners or residents would desire on this street. You can love the building, just some drawings really, from a quality architectural firm and a laughably inexperiened developer all you want. Put it downtown. Put it at Yonge and Eglinton, put in anywhere close to Yonge really.
But this is a mid rise block if ever there called out for one. Get this garbage out of here.
This is fear mongering and just pure lashing out in a literal not in my backyard fashion.
Why should the Annex be preserved? WHY?
You are insinuating the Annex is not downtown. It is downtown.
You are insinuating that my voice as a resident in the neighbourhood should not be listened to. I will speak: I desire this building on this street.
Some criticisms that you could have said that would have made me respect your posts or opinions are that this building is currently designed at 130m and that it would become the tallest in the nearby vicinity. For reference, One Bedford is 109m, Exhibit condo is 100m, Cumberland Tower is 125m, and 33 Avenue (as proposed) is 127m. The developer is shooting high here and the city has expressed a wish, for better or worse (pssst, I think it is for worse) to taper skyline height on Bloor from Yonge to Walmer Road.
Another issue is that the current building has office space in it. What the sq footage of commercial space is currently there, I would like to see this amount of commercial space maintained.