Rezoning application filed:
1197 THE QUEENSWAY
Ward 05 - Etob. York District
Proposal to construct a 12 storey mixed-use building containing 159 dwelling units and a total gfa of 13,110 square metres. The proposal provides 347 square metres of retail at grade as well as 3 levels of underground parking.
Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units --- Applications:
Type Number Date Submitted Status
Rezoning 17 257307 WET 05 OZ Nov 2, 2017 Under Review
I'm fine with the podium design there, although there are nearly no details fleshed out. I like the square frames: if the windows are inset from that, it creates some texture, whether the frames are precast or metal or another modern material. The top looks bog-standard glass and spandrel, but again, we're not getting any serous detail here yet.
Is the mechanical penthouse design a work in progress, or does it represent the very worst in mechanical penthouse architecture: a large and generically clad box which is unrelated to the rest of the building in terms of architecture?