Yeah, the development is called West Village Towers, it is one 150 meter tower, one 125 meter tower, and one 100 meter tower, with several thousand square meters of retail at the base. Here are some renders...I haven't heard about this one. Is that why reason they bulldozed the buildings?
It's really quite incredible. I'm not sure the exact dates when Verve and Fifth & Third started, but we can safely say that we've seen four construction starts in the EV alone in only the past five months. That's quite something even for one neighbourhood during boom times, let alone in the midst of the second worst recession this province has ever seen.Excellent news for EV. Amazing that EV keeps gping strong in this economy.
It's really quite incredible. I'm not sure the exact dates when Verve and Fifth & Third started, but we can safely say that we've seen four construction starts in the EV alone in only the past five months. That's quite something even for one neighbourhood during boom times, let alone in the midst of the second worst recession this province has ever seen.
The Embassy Bosa towers (RioCan) might be a suprise. Someone here on the forum that works on the project has said they are going up.The Hat is the nice surprise. Ink is small enough to make it although I don't think it's a forgone conclusion just yet. Is there new info on M2? I haven't read anything in a couple years. I just concluded it was dead. N3 has been around a while. It's pretty small too and is being developed by a gigantic marketing machine. Doesn't look like the Riocan towers will be going ahead anytime soon.
The good news is the economy isn't that bad to prevent developers from walking away like the Germain Group. It's unlikely to be in a position to encourage new development to take place anytime soon. We'll see. "Lightning fast pace", economy proof is just, IMHO, more annoying rhetoric .
Part of me wishes that development in EV halts for a period in hopes that it picks up when there is a new trend in cladding/building materials. I agree 100% about the residential towers looking very similar. I would hate to see EV become a neighborhood of mostly 20-30 storey glass and spandrel towers. A few low rise buildings with varying materials, thrown into the mix is my hope.I'm still conflicted about the Hat.
On one hand it will be nice to have a rental tower (especially one that includes 3 bedrooms, so better suited to families) that will help to diversity the mix of the neighbourhood.
On the other hand, man is the design of the tower itself bland. I was hoping East Village would become a neighborhood that pushes forward design boundaries in this city. The institutions (NMC/library) are doing their part, but the condo towers are relatively safe in comparison...with the Hat being downright cookie-cutter. With a name like the Hat, you'd expect something with at least some personality.