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#61 Mike K.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:54 PM

^^ there you go, 200 Douglas is yet another product of poo-pooing modern design.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

^^ there you go, 200 Douglas is yet another product of poo-pooing modern design.

 

I recall criticism of every aspect of 200 Douglas except the design. Is there record of Council saying anything regarding the visual look of it? It's a pretty standard de Hoog and Kierulf design. If you hate their projects you won't like this one.

 

The Hilton Garden's architect was Thomas Moore, of Moore Paterson Architects.


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#63 Mike K.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

From what I recall of the original 200 Douglas design, the developer would not have undertaken such a drastic design change and would have retained D'ambrosio if City Hall was warm to the look of the project. It could have still been a funky building even at six floors.

And then there was substantial opposition to the design by the JBNA.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

Page 3 of the 200 Douglas Thread:

 

 

 

Chris Coleman, city council liaison for James Bay, admits there are a number of issues that council will be looking at, such as the height and design of the building, along with the pitch to twin the end of Simcoe Street in order to access the development’s underground parking.

 

Actually funny to read that thread. First off it started back in 2007 and they are just finishing the building now  :whyme:

 

And actually most people on this forum were against the project it would seem. There is quite the history on this place now...


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:51 AM

>>>and actually most people on this forum were against the project it would seem<<<

 

From what I see over the years is most people on this forum are against every project that ever comes along!



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:30 AM

That is an interesting perspective and perhaps you are right my thought was that the members were generally in favor.

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#67 aastra

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

You know you've got a tough scene when rabid pro-development types are generally opposed to new projects.



#68 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:58 AM

Critique of design does not imply opposition. There must be more pro-development types on VV then on any other social media platform around these parts, but being pro-development does not mean blind support for every proposal.
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#69 Bingo

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:33 AM

>>>and actually most people on this forum were against the project it would seem<<<

 

From what I see over the years is most people on this forum are against every project that ever comes along!

Most people?  Every project?

 

Many people on this forum have a neutral opinion on new or existing projects. 

Members participate on a variety of topics, and that is what fuels the "Vibrant" aspect of the forum.

I often document through photographs some of the unique construction projects that will have a lasting impact on the community.

Some projects are controversial, and sometimes I have opinions about a project and will offer alternatives as to it's direction, and that is part my enjoyment of participating on VV.


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#70 aastra

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:42 AM

Speaking of this old project, can we agree that the format of the patios and such is really good? Colourful and alive and the kind of thing that a tourist town needs and should want more of?

 

I don't even mind the old building itself. Anyway, methinks the easiest way to deal with such a site would be to encourage development on the back parking lot while keeping the frontage pretty much as is. Something like 10 or 11 stories on the parking lot and a) the preservation of the old building, or b) the replacement of the old building with new construction of the same basic form. Maybe a story taller at most. That sort of thing.



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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:51 AM

Speaking of this old project, can we agree that the format of the patios and such is really good? Colourful and alive and the kind of thing that a tourist town needs and should want more of?

I don't even mind the old building itself. Anyway, methinks the easiest way to deal with such a site would be to encourage development on the back parking lot while keeping the frontage pretty much as is. Something like 10 or 11 stories on the parking lot and a) the preservation of the old building, or b) the replacement of the old building with new construction of the same basic form. Maybe a story taller at most. That sort of thing.


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