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#1 gumgum

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:05 AM

This one came out of nowhere. I need to go back to the site to find the developer. (There's a sign.)

Website: fairfieldrise.ca - but no online yet.

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Fairfield at Arnold.
That strange looking law office has been torn down already, and I would say excavation will begin soon. It must have already had the zoning for it because I don't remember seeing any rezoning sign.

3 story townhomes.

The rendering looks hideous. Will take pics.

#2 Holden West

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:30 AM

I liked that quirky little law office.

Is there a prize if it looks like the Irish version?
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:57 AM

Did that law office used to be a church? I've never seen that architecture outside of old churches from that era. And yeah, I'll miss that little building too. Will be nice to get the density of 3 story town houses, but I hope they aren't as horrible looking as you say :(
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#4 gumgum

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:39 PM

Yeah, it looked like it used to be a church.

The rendering makes it look similar to the new mixed use on Fairfield @ Irving.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:43 PM

I hope google street view caught that old building before it was torn down. It would be good to have that one in the archives.

#6 gumgum

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:49 PM







#7 gumgum

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:51 PM

Could be 4 stories I guess. I was assuming the parking would be underground. Hard to tell.

Prices from mid-400s.

Website is fairfieldrise.com, not .ca. Takes you to some dude's personal website. My guess is these guys aren't too experienced.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:31 AM

It's a shame to see commercial space in a residential neighbourhood disappear. Or is there commercial space on the ground floor of this project?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:35 AM

Website is fairfieldrise.com, not .ca. Takes you to some dude's personal website. My guess is these guys aren't too experienced.


Dwayne Peleshaty has been in the development business for some time. Mostly up-Island.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:22 PM

I was assuming Ross House had purchased the land, which would have been a pretty significant restoration and addition to the original gardens.
Seems like a pretty big boxy structure for the neighbourhood.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

The rendering on the website looks like it was coloured in by hand. From the rendering it looks like the kind of development you'd have seen in Hillside in the early 90's...

#12 gumgum

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:32 PM

Whatever it going to look like, I think it's a crying shame that it'll have car ports over underground parking. (The more I look at the rendering, the more I think it's car port - making it 4 stories.)

This one really makes me nervous. It's going to stick out like crazy with it being on a tiny lot surrounded by single family. It better have a quality exterior finishing. But its shape isn't very promising.

There's a lot of very modern buildings going up in the area, and I think that's great. But modern looks just terrible if it's put together cheaply.

#13 gumgum

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:35 PM

From what it looks like, it might be brick and cedar, which could look good, I guess.

I guess its uninspired boxy design is the thing that's really troubling me.
I looks like a shoe box with wings and the rendering online isn't reassuring either. Love the marker for the roof.

#14 yodsaker

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:52 PM

Looks like yet another packing crate with windows.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:08 PM

From what it looks like, it might be brick and cedar, which could look good, I guess.

I guess its uninspired boxy design is the thing that's really troubling me.
I looks like a shoe box with wings and the rendering online isn't reassuring either. Love the marker for the roof.


Can somebody explain to me the purpose of a Juliet balcony on a suburban buildng? Or even in general?

This building is another missed opportunity.

#16 gumgum

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

My guess is that those are full balconies. It's just the 2D that gives the impression of a Juliet Balcony.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

My guess is that those are full balconies. It's just the 2D that gives the impression of a Juliet Balcony.


No, it's the top floor balconies and how they contrast the ones on the other floor that suggests to me that those ones are Juliets.

#18 gumgum

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:22 PM

I'll bet you a case of Lucky.

#19 Bob Fugger

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:45 PM

I'll bet you a case of Lucky.


I'd say you're on, but I assume the mods would get pissed at us for gambling for booze in a public thread. ;)

#20 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:07 PM

Agree, the rendering looks less than promising.

It's also too bad that the development is going right next door to the Ross Bay Villa, which the Land Conservancy has been fixing up for years and years and is finally nearly done with.

Its new neighbor should be of high quality, not something uninspired.

Well, maybe the drawing is worse than the result?
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