Great colour (white with black windows/mullions), love the weight/solidity, and how the balconies are shielded and hidden by the pushed out sections. I grew tired of those see through glass exteriors 6 years ago. They offer little sense of permanence.
I'd like to see about ~50 glass condo buildings that went up recently to be re-clad with actual walls like this one. It shouldn't be too long before a heap of them start failing and will need replacing. They can start in City Place.
I have good news to report on the materials front from tonight's public consultation. They'll be using a true white concrete for the white surfaces and a darker precast concrete for the almost-black contrast bits. Here's a close-up of what they had on display:
I also had an interesting chat with the Tridel rep in attendance. I told him I was heartened to see the quality of the materials slated to be used here, and that I was especially displeased with the quality of finishes on some of their past projects, including the window wall and spandrel on Aqualina (or whichever one the blocky one is).
To his credit, he conceded that it was definitely a problem in their past, and that I was far from the first person to point that out. He was very surprised to hear my displeasure with the Aqualina (I'm sticking with it). Still, I appreciate that his attention is turned to it.
They don't have a retail tenant lined up yet, but said they're in discussions.
A bunch more pics from the meeting in the next post (can't get any additional pics up in here for some reason).