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The last time that was possible was in 2003, but it was during the blackout.

could you really see the stars that clearly? I was too young to remember the blackout too

that’s kind of amazing (though I’m sure the blackout definitely wasn’t)
 

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It looks like the overall building design was done to fit and maximize the space within the agreed building envelope/setbacks and is not very attractive. The facade was judged worth saving, why not use more of its elements in the building design? It would probably have looked good to use a similar style in the upper podium. Instead, the upper podium is just functional and plain, although it is geometrical compatible with the Yonge Street facade.
 

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The last time that was possible was in 2003, but it was during the blackout.
I remember a long walk home from work to my apt in High Park- lots of people were out and about along Bloor. It was very dark looking out from my balcony- pretty strange.
 
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The planned 14-storey condo will be set back from the front of the theatre and feature 145 units consisting of one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Zagdanski said the vertical addition will be “complementary” to the theatre but won’t “mimic it.”

“The intent is for [the additions] to be timeless,” he said. “You’ll see elements of limestone working their way up the terrace of the building as it steps away from Yonge Street.”

The ground-floor interior of the theatre will be converted into retail space, but the tenants have not been determined yet, according to Zagdanski.
Sales for the condos are launching this summer. Zagdanski hopes for construction to begin early next year and to finish 24 to 30 months later.
 

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Same rendering perspective but with the background surroundings view clear and widened, along with more appropriate skyscape:



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July 21: Formal marketing launch for The Capitol - here is the press release posted by Madison Group to Cision. Lots of marketing content - take as you will.


Madison Group Announces The Capitol Residences: A New Era of Inspiration for Toronto's Midtown Village​




News provided by
Madison Group
Jul 21, 2021, 12:41 ET

Boutique residences brings new life to The Capitol Theatre through reviving its rich history with thoughtful amenities and nostalgic design

TORONTO, July 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Madison Group, a leading real estate development company with developments in Toronto and New York City, unveils details for The Capitol Residences, an iconic new building and tribute to the Toronto landmark, The Capitol Theatre. In partnership with Westdale Properties and directed by the award-winning team at Hariri Pontarini Architects & Turner Fleischer Architects, the famed Capitol Theatre will be transformed into a stunning 14-storey residence while preserving the original marquee and façade. Complete with interiors designed by Studio Munge, the stage is set to welcome a new era of inspiration to Toronto's Midtown Village.

Located at Yonge and Castlefield, The Capitol Residences will feature 147 suites ranging from 535 to 2,165 sq. ft. and pricing starting in the $900's. The project will pay homage to the theatre's rich history from its 1914 debut to its last curtain call in 1998 before becoming a popular event venue. The theatre was home to spectacular screenings and shows including Annabella, Wings of the Morning, and Jane Eyre. With thoughtful amenities such as a speakeasy-inspired golf simulator and parlour as well as the resident social club, Madison Group will create a grand residence reminiscent of decadent nights out while welcoming a new era of memorable nights in.

"Over the last century, the Capitol Theatre has been a staple in Toronto's entertainment scene and we are honoured to bring new life to this highly historic venue through the launch of its namesake residences," says Josh Zagdanski, Vice President of High Rise at Madison Group. "This boutique project will capture the nostalgic vibrancy of years past while adding a modern take on the original style. Just as The Capitol Theatre once brought joy and entertainment to the city, The Capitol Residences will bring new liveliness to the neighbourhood."

The Capitol Residences Architecture:
Hariri Pontarini Architects & Turner Fleischer Architects
have attentively designed a timeless piece of architecture that is eloquent and refined using a palette that ties the building both to the existing context and to the original Capital Theatre facade previously designed by John MacNee Jeffrey. The team selected a warm-coloured, sand-cast brick and light-coloured smooth stone finish for the main body of the building, seamlessly blending old and new. The rising residences will boast extensive private terraces and oversized balconies with remarkable city views.

The tiered levels on the East side will bring in refreshing landscapes to the terraces. Mindfully considering the desire for green space in the bustling neighbourhood, the West side of the property will add new greenspace to the city with the conversion of a parking lot into a 3,700 square metre park, ensuring residents have lots of space in the city to live, work and play.

The Capitol Residences Interiors:
Studio Munge
has created an experience characteristic of theatre and film as early as the 1920s. The original art deco marquee and façade compliment an elaborate porte cochère to usher residents into a lobby conducted by The Capitol Concierge. Punctuated with whimsical custom fixtures and plush furnishings, it's a perfect preview for guests waiting to be shown up to their homes. Featuring 10' ceilings and handpicked finishes, every home has the best seat in the house—whether it's a Gallery Suite, Premiere Penthouse, Marquee Suite, or an Orchestra Townhome.
The Capitol Residences Amenities:
  • 24/7 concierge service
  • Automated parcel storage
  • Lush public park on the West side expanding over 3,700 square metres
  • Gym with private workout areas
  • Golf simulator and parlour
  • The social club featuring a lounge, dining and servery
  • Extensive outdoor lounge and dining area - including The Capitol Gardens featuring an intimate greenhouse and private seating areas
  • A curated kids play area
  • Pet spa
  • Residential guest suite
 

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