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Old Posted Jan 30, 2014, 3:32 AM
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Red face TORONTO | The Well | 571 FT / 174 M | 36 FLOORS + ?

Address: Wellington St. W / Front St. W
Developer: RioCan REIT / Allied Properties REIT / Diamond Corp
Architect: Hariri Pontarini / Pickard Chilton / Claude Cormier + Associates

This large project is titled "The Well". It consists of a 34 storey office tower designed by Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton (rendering not yet released).
It also consists of numerous residential buildings designed by Hariri Pontarini. Heights of these towers are not known at the moment.

Initial renderings courtesy of Urban Toronto.













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Details about the project.
- Vehicular access to the site would be restricted to only a couple of entry/exit points to underground garages. Vehicles would not move through the site at ground level, which would be left to pedestrians and bicyclists.

- Approximately half a million square feet of retail space is planned for the development at ground level, one level below ground, and one level above. Retail would include everything from fashion to groceries, from "international anchors" to one-off boutiques, while restaurants and coffee shops would dot the site.

-More than a million square feet of residential units are planned for The Well, with both condominiums and rental buildings planned.

- More than a million square feet of office space is planned for The Well, most of it in a 34-storey office tower proposed for the southeast corner of the site (at the northwest corner of Front and Spadina). Its designer is Pickard Chilton Architects of New Haven, Connecticut.

- Along its west edge, the property extends to the back of the Victorian homes along Draper Street. A row of townhomes, as part of a building podium, would face the homes on Draper, while a landscaped walkway would
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One of the best proposals Toronto's seen thus far. 10/10
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Agreed. I don't even need to see the tower rendered to already love this project. Those stepped high-rises would be enough by themselves. What a classy development. BTW, is there any history behind the name of the project?
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Apparently the office tower will be sail-shaped....from blogto...

"A distinctive, sail-shaped office tower with street level retail is imagined soaring over the corner of Spadina and Front"

Not sure where they got the name from, but I for one will be happy to drink from the "Well" ...
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Maybe a shortening of Wellington Street? The area directly to its north is also a popular watering hole for trendy young people so it works in that sense as well. If there is some historical meaning, I'm not aware of it.
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An exciting proposal. And I'm sure Cal will be drooling at the size of those pedestrian areas!
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A better idea of the office tower...condo tower next to it looks like in mid-30 storey range

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Took the liberty of enlarging it slightly....a little fat for a sail, but looks interesting....



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Some new renderings

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We don't know that. It could very well be an earlier vision as HP is not designing the tower.
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Updated renderings. Office tower has been completely redesigned (I like!).

Renderings courtesy of Urban Toronto.



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Finally got around to making a new drawing of the Office tower: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=103528
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I love the design of the office tower. Looks like it was designed by Richard Rogers.
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Looks nice, but this thing ain't moving forward for a long, long, long time.
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Red face TORONTO | The Well | 174-56 metres 7 towers | 36 + 46 + 39 + 22 + 16 + 16 + 14 FLOORS

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Office Tower - 174 metres, 36 floors
Residential 1 - 153 metres, 46 floors
Residential 2 - 135 metres, 39 floors
Residential 3 - 81 metres, 22 floors

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Pix by me yesterday.
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I think this the only 150m+ office building more than 500m from a subway stop on Union. Or maybe even 100m+
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It's happening

The entire site is being built out.....the retail podiums and the office tower are under construction, currently a massive excavation is going on, many dump trucks are reported to be going to and out of the site haha:
A few weeks ago:
[IMG]TJ198243 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ198247 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Moderators, this is officially U/C
The office tower's two cranes are set up:
[IMG]2018-05-21_09-19-06 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Foreground
[IMG]TJ210760 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ210763 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG]TJ210768 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
This will be a VERY different view in a few years:
[IMG]TJ210757 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]TJ201791 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ201793 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ201794 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ201798 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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