Does anyone know if they are doing anything with the podium and the private walled-off park space? The reclad looks like shit, so i am hoping that they at least do something of interest with the podium (adding some publicly accessible amenities and retail). It would also be nice to see stairs added and the fence taken down so they could do a refurb of the parkspace and treat the eastern at-grade interface as an active edge with the parkspace (cafe patios, etc.). Haven't seen anything about the lobby/park plans, and hoping this isn't just a reclad of the upper floors and a boring lobby reno. This building at least has the ability to have an interesting pocket park, which is unusual and could have some retail and activate the space in a meaningful way, whereas it is a wasted private 'amenity space' that is basically not used. Hoping this was a thought they had as this is about the only real opportunity of this reno/reclad.
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The fenced off area is a tenant amenity space, not a public park so they probably will keep it walled off, especially with the vagrancy that is constantly in the area due to proximity to shelters. I heard once that they found an intruder hiding in a ceiling crawl space.
The park has been gone for some time as it was replaced by a tenant hockey rink prior to the construction.