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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Wade
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1105 Pandora Avenue; 1110-1120 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 102 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse, 2BR + den, junior 1BR, junior 2BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The Wade is a two-building, 102-unit mixed-use condominium and ground floor commercial development spanning th... (view full profile)
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The Wade | Condos; commercial | 5 and 4-storeys | Under construction


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#41 MarkoJ

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 03:54 PM

I stopped by the showroom today....I like their 530 sq/ft two bedroom.  It's a super clever idea given the vacancy rate.

 

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#42 sdwright.vic

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 03:59 PM

I thought bedrooms had to have windows?
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#43 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:07 PM

I thought bedrooms had to have windows?

 

Yes they do. Otherwise it has to be called an office or den. Who'd want a bedroom without a window anyway?


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#44 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Never take photography lessons from VHF.



#45 sdwright.vic

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:48 PM

Well the floor plan above has the office/ den labeled as bedroom 2.
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#46 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:21 PM

Perhaps I am misinterpreting the various renderings, but I can't see which section of this project is going to have 5 floors (as per the title of this thread). It all appears to be 4 floors. 

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#47 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:33 PM

If a bedroom can appear from nowhere maybe a fifth floor will too.
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#48 aastra

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

This place should really transform that corner for the better. So has there been any uproar about it? Two blocks from Mason Street but a world away?



#49 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

....Two blocks from Mason Street but a world away?

I know? Where's the uproar about the gentrification of that parking lot?



#50 Mike K.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

The Medical Arts building is actually five floors. From Pandora one of the floors is recessed, but from
Johnson you can see it.

There's a photo here: http://victoria.citi...andora-at-cook/ where you can see it.

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#51 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:12 PM

Including what is essentially a basement is sort of stretching the definition of 5 floors, but I suppose technically there are 5 levels in the existing structure. None of the subterranean floor will be used as residences I would imagine. In the first proposals for this project additional floors were to be added to the top of the current building. Why do you suppose this concept was scrapped?



#52 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

...From Pandora one of the floors is recessed, but from Johnson you can see it....

Here's an aerial shot showing the half underground "first" floor.

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This is going to be such an improvement for this site. It sure is funny how there was nary a peep of controversy about this compared to the years of bloodshed at the St, Andrew's site barely a block to the west. 



#53 Mike K.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

The ground floor will be used for commercial spaces, from what I understand.


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#54 Baro

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:41 AM

The building won't shade anyone's "farm" nor is there any planned competition to welburns so it should be fine, politically.


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#55 Nparker

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

The building won't shade anyone's "farm" nor is there any planned competition to welburns so it should be fine, politically.

Oh I understand the reason why this one sailed through. It just emphasizes the hypocrisy of those who decried the St. Andrew's proposal even more. The "something better" crowd.



#56 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:15 AM

Although the sales centre is now open, have sales to the public actually commenced, i.e. can anyone purchase a unit in this development now? 



#57 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:46 AM

Oh I understand the reason why this one sailed through. It just emphasizes the hypocrisy of those who decried the St. Andrew's proposal even more. The "something better" crowd.

 

St. Andrews is North Park while The Wade is in Fernwood so that should be taken into consideration. The relative strength of the community association and their views on large developments are in play.

 

While I'm at it, Black and White condo proposal is in Fairfield, the Robbins Parking headquarters across the street is in Fernwood and the Subway Sandwich store across the street is Harris Green. Got it?


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#58 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:01 AM

St. Andrews is North Park while The Wade is in Fernwood so that should be taken into consideration. The relative strength of the community association and their views on large developments are in play.

 

While I'm at it, Black and White condo proposal is in Fairfield, the Robbins Parking headquarters across the street is in Fernwood and the Subway Sandwich store across the street is Harris Green. Got it?

By the same token, the fact that the former Crystal Court motel site is in James Bay has allowed its (vocal) neighbourhood association to heavily influence what will be built on this site, despite the proximity to downtown (and even Fairfield).



#59 Nparker

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:14 AM

St. Andrews is North Park while The Wade is in Fernwood so that should be taken into consideration. The relative strength of the community association and their views on large developments are in play.

And if I were King of the World I'd have a serious look at the boundaries of Victoria's neighbourhoods and an even more serious look at the excessive influence that NA's have regarding decisions at City Hall.



#60 aastra

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:18 AM

 

...Black and White condo proposal is in Fairfield, the Robbins Parking headquarters across the street is in Fernwood and the Subway Sandwich store across the street is Harris Green. Got it?

 

"Downtown" for short?

 

Even though I really like this medical building plan, I'd say the Mason Street project is very clearly in a higher tier re: overall esthetics. That seems to be the key re: generating a lot of outrage.



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