Golden Skyscraper Proposed for Toronto

The 79-story tower would be a mixed-use building with a total of 1,430 new condos.
The 79-story tower would be a mixed-use building with a total of 1,430 new condos.
06 November 2019 Toronto, Canada

A new plan to redevelop the building located at 80-82 Bloor Street West, as well as the property to the west of it, has been submitted to the City of Toronto, and it looks like something straight out of the future.

The 79-story tower is designed by Giannone Petricone Associates, and they’re currently seeking an Official Plan Amendment from the City, according to Urban Toronto.

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Renderings of the proposed tower show a curved, golden building with a tapered waist midway up.

The tower would be a mixed-use building, with 93.7 percent of it used for residential units, amounting to a total of 1,430 new condos.

The remaining 6.3 percent of the building would be used for retail space on the ground floor, second floor, and one level below ground.

According to Urban Toronto, the proposal describes a building that stands 266.5 meters tall, which would make it the fifth-tallest building in Toronto if it was built today.

The property west of the proposed tower is currently home to the Harry Rosen flagship store and head office, and the proposal calls for it to be integrated into the new building.

The new tower would connect to Bay subway station and include a five-level underground parking garage with a total of 172 spaces, with 140 for residents and 32 for visitors and retail.

It would also include 500 bicycle parking spaces.

For more on this story, go to blogTO.

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