Which of the four finalist design teams' concept do you prefer?

  • Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Acton Ostry Architects

  • Patkau Architects + MJMA

  • Provencher Roy + Turner Fleischer

  • Shigeru Ban + Brook McIlroy


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AlvinofDiaspar

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From the supporting materials for the last WT Investment and RE Committee:

Previous Period:
George Brown College will set up meeting with Redpath to address Redpath’s concerns with The Arbour. Risk Assessment for the Arbour site accepted by Ministry of Environment. Next Step: Draft Certificate of Property Use.

Next Steps:
Settlement reached between Redpath and George Brown in January 2021. Minutes of settlement executed and TLAB appeal withdrawn. Certificate of Property Use issued by Ministry of Environment. Record of Site Condition expected in March 2021.

Status:
Targeted construction start in April is pending outstanding comments from 2nd Site Plan Application submitted in September 2020.

From the March WT Investment and Real Estate Committee Meeting book:

Settlement reached between Redpath and George Brown in January 2021. Minutes of settlement executed and TLAB appeal withdrawn. Certificate of Property Use issued by Ministry of Environment. Record of Site Condition expected in March 2021

Targeted construction start in April is pending outstanding comments from 2ndSite Plan Application submitted in September 2020


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achender

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I noticed this parking lot is closed now. Perhaps site clearing will begin soon.

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Jeff Morgan

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Does anybody know what the construction project going on in the street in front of this build is all about? It seems like it has been going on for a very long time.
 

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The official groundbreaking ceremony and an announcement of a large donation (and potentially a new name for the building) will be made on December 14 at 10:30 AM.
Nooo, I love “The Arbour”. I loathe this practise of having to rename buildings every four years for branding purposes. The only name I would accept is “The Galen Weston Stolen Bread Money Treehouse” or maybe “The Right-Click-Save NFT Educational Centre”.

If we end up with some truly obnoxious rich person I propose we just call it “Wood” to underline the egotistical nature of this practise. “Hey everyone, let’s meet over at Kevin O’Leary’s Wood”

Fine- a wing, a foyer, not the whole building.
 

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Nooo, I love “The Arbour”. I loathe this practise of having to rename buildings every four years for branding purposes.
You never know, maybe someone with the last name "Arbour" will be making the donation. Then everything will be just fine! 😄
 

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You never know, maybe someone with the last name "Arbour" will be making the donation. Then everything will be just fine! 😄
For a moment there I got excited because I thought maybe the grown up from Stranger Things/Black Widow would get it named after him. Then I remembered his name has an H on it and he already sponsors the west end of Queens Quay.
 

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