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Old Posted Oct 1, 2021, 1:29 PM
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The video actually made Landmark Place look ok.

I love what they're doing with the podium in relation to the original hotel building, and that walkway is a nice touch. But how nice would this tower be if they would have taken design cues from the Connaught's 1930 addition? It would probably be expensive to do depending on materials, and historical replication doesn't often turn out well... but as the video notes, I think it would really "Raise your expectations" and stand out in the skyline. I don't even mean a replica tower, just something with "stone" vertical elements and less glass, use similar arches at the top. Maybe it wouldn't work so well with the balconies, but the King St. face has none aside from the top floors.

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Personally I feel either of these designs The Uptown Residences Toronto (maybe not necessarily the all white colour though) or especially One Park Tower Mississauga would have been spectacular here! Either style would fit so much better with the Royal Connaught and the faux historical podium and would play nicely with the Pigott in the skyline!



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Oh lord, I always thought those two buildings were hideous. The current proposal is so much nicer than both of those.
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Just FYI that curvy white one across from the park has been completely redesigned. It's now a typical blue glass with a brown podium. Check out the thread for a more up to date render.
Ughh you're right... the most recent design is so disappointing!
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StEC, I've always been partial to One St. Thomas in Toronto

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StEC, I've always been partial to One St. Thomas in Toronto
Yes that is a better example than The Uptown I posted. I mean this style of tower would be a great fit for this spot.

I know we're getting off topic here sorry.... do we have anyone here with good photoshop skills? I would love to see what One Park Tower would like in this spot with the faux heritage podium from the Moderne render.
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I noticed some Instagram advertisements today for The Moderne stating that construction would be starting this fall?
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I noticed some Instagram advertisements today for The Moderne stating that construction would be starting this fall?
God, I hope so. I would love some screenshots just so that we can FINALLY get over this hoop with proof. Not that I don't believe you, but its a bit too good to be true to actually have shovels in the ground here .
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This thing clearly connaught get built
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2021, 11:58 PM
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Instagram advertisement from today. I'm not sure if this means sales start this fall, or construction. Something at least.

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