Waterfront Toronto has released their latest rolling 5 year plan.
Waterfront Toronto has just dropped its latest plans for how it will continue with the massive redevelopment of the city's vastly underutilized sho...www.blogto.com
If that actually happens, wow!
Also - is there a playground thread? I couldn't find one.
What do you guys predict for the future of the Portlands? Will we get an international developer(s) like Henning-Larsen akin to their Downsview development project or individual lacklustre glass box applications?
It also depends on the appeal of the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, along with the Port Lands OPM policies. They have a lot in there regarding design, so we'll see if the tribunal approves them.What do you guys predict for the future of the Portlands? Will we get an international developer(s) like Henning-Larsen akin to their Downsview development project or individual lacklustre glass box applications?
Is WT responsible for the condos around Sherbourne Commons? The buildings are alright but the retail options are terribleWT will lead the efforts here. Their track record is mixed; but they clearly care about design; and appear to be headed in the right direction.
I would tend towards an optimistic view on design.
However, I would caution that not every building is likely to be a head-spinning landmark.
I think one should hope for a high degree of competence, a sense of cohesion with variation.
And a smattering of next-level offerings.
That said, its simply too early to say for sure.
We'll have a better idea late this year or early next, first, because we will see how Quayside and the Parliament slip come out.
If they are disappointing, my optimism will wane; if they exceed expectations it will grow.
Second, work is advancing towards the first round of buildings in the Portlands with an eye to occupancy in the 2027-2029 range.
That means we'll be seeing RFP's by sometime in 2023, and, at the very least the criteria will then be public, but possibly some bid teams too.
True but WT or the developer, who presumably controls the leasing, cannot force "interesting" retailers to move in nor eliminate the covid-effect.Is WT responsible for the condos around Sherbourne Commons? The buildings are alright but the retail options are terrible