One Bloor, Redux
The Toronto Star has some renderings of the new NEW design for One Bloor (Bloor and Yonge, in Toronto, for those from away, probably the most expensive piece of land in the city). As you may know, the property has had it’s ups and downs, but mostly downs, over the past while.
I was happy to see it get snapped up after the latest Dubai financed development collapsed, and if these renderings are any indication it should be a pretty nice benefit to the corner. Check them out (props to buzzbuzzome.com for the images):
Initial thoughts: Building design is pleasing, overall. At least there is a bit of artistry on the facade. If the building falls over, however, it could chop Yorkville in half (which might help).
I like how it appears to meet the street. The question will be if implementation matches the rendering. Hard to tell from the pictures, but it almost looks like there will be commercial space included, which is a bonus.
I also have to assume that it will have a green roof, what with the new bylaw. Just depends on when the project is deemed to have started.
So, there you go. I won’t get my hopes up until floors are going up, but it sure will be nice to have that corner put to better use than a vacant concrete slab.