Thursday, February 09, 2012

Condo Developer Borg

I’ve previously mentioned that the latest renderings for the Minto/Freed condo project at Front and Bathurst had been leaked online.

The scale of the design is huge. The side facing Bathurst in particular presents a massive, overpowering wall to the west. This was my initial reaction to the render:

The Condo-Developer Borg have landed -- at Front & Bathurst.
Resistance is Futile!

‘We are condo-developer Borg. Your historic neighbourhood will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.’

Nevertheless, joking aside, it’s a bit of progress from the even-larger design that had previously been proposed. I think the facade is at least original, and a welcome break from the ubiquitous glass towers that have been the rage in Toronto.

They simply have to do something to humanize the Bathurst side...

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