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Duet (east)
Use: condo
Address: 640 Michigan Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 8
Condo units: 62 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: now selling
Duet is a two building, 90 unit condo development in Victoria's James Bay neighbourhood.

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#41 G-Man

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:14 AM

^ I completely agree Barra. It is an invisible design, most likely on purpose. It is created to offend no one but also will not interest anyone either.

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#42 G-Man

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:15 AM

Also why the nicest part of the building facing away from the street? The whole street interface has that 1980's brown brick feel to it.

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#43 Bernard

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:21 AM

I wish there was ground floor retail/commercial on the site - it strikes me as a good location for both.

#44 jklymak

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:42 AM

^ ?? To go with all the other retail nearby?

#45 Mike K.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:56 AM

Is this what James Bay gets instead of the Pyramid, or was that a different site. Not sure I'd be too happy if this was the replacement.


The Pyramid project was for 257 Belleville and has been replaced by this design.

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#46 jklymak

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:53 AM

^ Thanks - given the site, I suppose this design is OK.

#47 Mike K.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:54 AM

Chard originally wanted a 12-storey building, I believe. James Bay residents wanted nothing to do with the height and demanded a redesign.

Meanwhile across the street stands the city's tallest building, the 22-storey Orchard House.

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#48 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

This project will be called Pavo. The website has been launched: http://pavoatthepark.com/

#49 G-Man

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

It may mean Peacock in latin (not positive) but in Spanish, pavo means turkey. Does anyone want to live in the turkey?

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#50 Mike K.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the update. Yikes, turkey you say?

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#51 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

I am really looking forward to this project. My understanding is that one building will be wood framed and the other one obviously concrete. I am really curious as to how they price the units and what type of premium the concrete building will fetch?

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#52 Bob Fugger

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

8 and 4 stories? What a waste of density.

#53 G-Man

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

The name has got to go.

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#54 Nparker

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

The name has got to go.


Apparently the name means "peacock", but I agree it's dreadful. I am sure most people will call it "pave-o", and that's even worse.

#55 G-Man

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

Nope as I said on the previous page it means turkey in Spanish.

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#56 G-Man

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

I give you el pavo loco (the crazy turkey)


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#57 Mike K.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

Well, it's not too late to rebrand the project.

The prefix pav is common in many European languages and refers specifically to a peacock. It's odd how it means turkey in Spanish.

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#58 cakeman

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

hahahahah.. thats awesome..

http://translate.goo...avo&sl=es&tl=en

You know some marketing guy thought himself a genius coming up with this name.. and then apparently didnt do some research :)

If construction finishes in December.. buyers will get their Turkey in time for Xmas!

(oops, didnt notice I was only on page 2 of the similar comments when I posted hah)

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#59 MarkoJ

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

I've met lots of people named Pavo (& Pave) in Croatia in the village my grandfather is from. I wonder how it is suppose to be pronounced in English because the Croatian pronunciation is definitely Eastern European sounding. Associations of Eastern Europe might not be great for a brand new building :)

However, at the same time I trust the people at Chard....they have been solid in executing marketing for all their projects, so far.

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#60 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

Nope as I said on the previous page it means turkey in Spanish.


Just to clear it up:

Pavo in Latin = peacock
Pavo in Spanish = turkey

It also has the same negative connotations in Spanish as it does in English.

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