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345 King St W
#46
Nice! The building looks good. Looks like no ground-floor retail but still a nice ground-floor finish with the wall set well back from the sidewalk. There is plenty of ground-floor retail space available within 100m of the building, both across the street and over in Eaton Lofts, so I can accept the lack of retail in this building.
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#47
(09-22-2017, 09:40 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Nice!  The building looks good.  Looks like no ground-floor retail but still a nice ground-floor finish with the wall set well back from the sidewalk.  There is plenty of ground-floor retail space available within 100m of the building, both across the street and over in Eaton Lofts, so I can accept the lack of retail in this building.

From the press release, "345 King West will be a 6 storey, 120,000 SF office building featuring at grade retail space and will be a welcome addition to the King Street streetscape."

So now you can be even happier.
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#48
That looks great. And I think six storeys is very appropriate there.
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#49
(09-22-2017, 10:00 AM)KingandWeber Wrote:
(09-22-2017, 09:40 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Nice!  The building looks good.  Looks like no ground-floor retail but still a nice ground-floor finish with the wall set well back from the sidewalk.  There is plenty of ground-floor retail space available within 100m of the building, both across the street and over in Eaton Lofts, so I can accept the lack of retail in this building.

From the press release, "345 King West will be a 6 storey, 120,000 SF office building featuring at grade retail space and will be a welcome addition to the King Street streetscape."

So now you can be even happier.

Ah!  I should have read the press release instead of just looking at the render!  Indeed, I'm quite happy with this now!
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#50
It looks like the project will also consist of the neighbouring property (319-331 king st)
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#51
A perfect fit!
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#52
From the render, it looks like Rana, Unity Baking, and Golden Turtle are going to be displaced. Anyone know what's likely to happen to those businesses? I hope they don't go far.
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#53
(09-28-2017, 08:12 AM)Belmonster Wrote: From the render, it looks like Rana, Unity Baking, and Golden Turtle are going to be displaced. Anyone know what's likely to happen to those businesses? I hope they don't go far.

Rana recently opened a restaurant on University Ave.
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#54
Don't forget about the America Latina market at the back of the building too.
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#55
(09-28-2017, 09:31 AM)goggolor Wrote: Don't forget about the America Latina market at the back of the building too.

They're a bit of an institution.  Will be interesting to see where they move to.  Somewhere on King E, perhaps?
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#56
(09-28-2017, 10:03 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(09-28-2017, 09:31 AM)goggolor Wrote: Don't forget about the America Latina market at the back of the building too.

They're a bit of an institution.  Will be interesting to see where they move to.  Somewhere on King E, perhaps?

This looks perfect ...

   
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#57
Hopefully some of those businesses locate in the retail section of this project and setup temporary locations elsewhere.
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#58
There is also a fair bit of empty retail space directly across King Street, although much of it is in the need of some renovation.
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#59
I imagine they'll face the same fate on the other side of the street too.
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#60
(09-28-2017, 01:36 PM)JoeKW Wrote: I imagine they'll face the same fate on the other side of the street too.

Some day, possibly (I suspect those buildings do not merit a heritage designation, though I could be wrong).  But I can't see that happening in the next five years, more likely ten.
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