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Hudson Walk Two
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 755 Caledonia Ave
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
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[Downtown Victoria] Hudson Walk | Rentals; commercial | Phase 1: 16-storeys | Built - completed in 2016 | Phase 2: 15-storeys | Built - completed in 2017

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#741 MarkoJ

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:26 PM

Sept 18

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#742 Nparker

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:49 PM

Can't believe windows and exterior paint are already happening here!



#743 western

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

I found Paul Merrick's original concept sketch showing the NE corner spire. What could have been, eh?

 

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Wow. Instead we get a boring box? If this project was the one approved, it would have been envied in Toronto (I live in Toronto). If the current Hudson Walk was approved for Toronto it would have been considered between the lines of fugly and boring. The point I want to make is that Victoria deserves unique buildings. The city is not just a major tourist attraction for BC but all of Canada. Why not make it a major tourist attraction of the world? I think its not too late to transform Vic into a Paris of Canada. Victoria has all it needs to become one if they don't waste land on boring/ugly projects like the Hudson Walk/Era etc. etc. 


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#744 aastra

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:50 PM

 

If the current Hudson Walk was approved for Toronto it would have been considered between the lines of fugly and boring.

 

So a normal building by Toronto's standards then?*

 

*everybody just relax


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#745 western

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 05:41 PM

So a normal building by Toronto's standards then?*

 

*everybody just relax

 

I'm chill. I just want Victoria to be unique from all the other cities in Canada. Toronto is having the same problem with identical condos going up everywhere. Vic might not notice it yet but it gets quite hideous when you are walking down the street. Don't want that to happen to my hometown. 

 

Question: Why aren't they building those condos with triangular roofs anymore? Those look very nice.



#746 aastra

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 05:49 PM

I was just making a joke about Torontonian insecurities in general. That wasn't directed at you specifically.

 

You're familiar with the model of Radius, right? If not, I don't know if you really want to see it.


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#747 western

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 06:47 PM

I was just making a joke about Torontonian insecurities in general. That wasn't directed at you specifically.

 

You're familiar with the model of Radius, right? If not, I don't know if you really want to see it.

 

Okay... I can guess what its about. 

Please explain the model of the "Radius" to me I didn't know about this.


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#748 aastra

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:08 PM

Radius (this came after the sketch above and this is what they were supposed to be building when they dug the big hole that preceded the current construction):

 

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#749 western

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:21 PM

omg.

Why would the city decide to miss out on that. 

I personally don't like this minimalist movement in architecture. 

eg. Sussex building. 



#750 G-Man

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:59 PM

Sigh. It was beautiful. We don't need reminders. It was the property crash of 2008 that sealed this one not the City.

Visit my blog at: https://www.sidewalkingvictoria.com 

 

It has a whole new look!

 


#751 gumgum

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 09:46 PM

Never liked it. Not broken up enough.

#752 smartstart

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 06:51 AM

Wow. Instead we get a boring box? If this project was the one approved, it would have been envied in Toronto (I live in Toronto). If the current Hudson Walk was approved for Toronto it would have been considered between the lines of fugly and boring. The point I want to make is that Victoria deserves unique buildings. The city is not just a major tourist attraction for BC but all of Canada. Why not make it a major tourist attraction of the world? I think its not too late to transform Vic into a Paris of Canada. Victoria has all it needs to become one if they don't waste land on boring/ugly projects like the Hudson Walk/Era etc. etc. 

 

 

What downtown Victoria needs is PEOPLE to make it interesting, PEOPLE will support interesting businesses, retail, restaurants,..that is what tourists want.   The box is the right step forward to doing that.


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#753 Nparker

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 07:10 AM

I don't think interesting architecture and more people downtown need to be mutually exclusive. That being said, I don't mind the design of the Hudson Walk buildings. They are certainly a vast improvement over the giant hole that has sat there for far too long.



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:00 PM

I was at the Victoria Public Market yesterday. I walked outside in the Mews area. Now that the townhouses of Hudson Walk are taking shape, this truly feels like a mini neighbourhood...I guess the Hudson District. If it really succeeds in being a draw, this will truly move downtown north. BTW, there was a dark blue Lambo parked right in the Mews. 


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#755 nagel

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:32 PM

Is there an eta for the public alley being completed?  I know the tower is supposed to have occupancy for fall, but presumably the alley could open far before then.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 02:21 PM

I was at the Victoria Public Market yesterday. I walked outside in the Mews area. Now that the townhouses of Hudson Walk are taking shape, this truly feels like a mini neighbourhood...I guess the Hudson District. If it really succeeds in being a draw, this will truly move downtown north. BTW, there was a dark blue Lambo parked right in the Mews. 

 

The whole Hudson District master project seemed to be on shakey ground for a while, but if Townline actually constructs the remaining 3 towers it's going to be pretty awesome for downtown. To have the whole downtown area from the Leg to the arena built out and full of ground floor businesses and residents will be pretty cool. 


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:01 PM

There has always been such a no mans land dead zone from Johnson to the Bay. I agree with you that with door to door new buildings and the potential for many store fronts it will be a contiguous hub of activity like you say. During the era of department stores in Victoria's downtown..Marks & Spencer, ,Eaton's, Woolworth,Metropolitan The Bay seemed far away down on Fisgard.



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:48 PM

I was at the Victoria Public Market yesterday. I walked outside in the Mews area. Now that the townhouses of Hudson Walk are taking shape, this truly feels like a mini neighbourhood...I guess the Hudson District. If it really succeeds in being a draw, this will truly move downtown north. BTW, there was a dark blue Lambo parked right in the Mews.

The blue Lambo is frequently parked in the Mews,  Stroll through the residential parkade levels and you'd be amazed at some of the cars down there...a couple of Porsches, new M3s/M4s, tricked out Mustangs, A few Evoques, some sort of Volvo "R" wagon and a TT that's been "Hello Kittyed".   Take a guess at the renter demographic in that building...lots of rich kids...mostly who just hang out and I guess go to UVic?  Of course along with there are some real junkers parked down there as well.


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#759 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:57 PM

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