New renderings finally surface for Toronto's abandoned giraffe building
A giraffe's spots are beautiful, but if you frequent a busy Toronto transit hub, you might be sick of seeing them by now.
Giraffe never came to be because of pushback from the community and height concerns, as well as something called FAR: Floor-Area ratio. Basically, it's the ratio of a development's footprint to its total usable floorspace. This typically depends on where a development is, allowing for more dense projects in certain areas.
The new 27-storey development is slated to contain 236 residential units and over 29,000 square feet of retail space on the first and second floor. Trinity Group paid $35 million for the Giraffe site and three other adjacent properties in March 2018. Opening is planned for 2023.
These renderings are just a small part of a whack of transformations coming to the area set to change Bloor and Dundas as we know it.
A hub for the UP Express with dedicated service to Union and Pearson has brought a huge increase in traffic and popularity to the intersection.
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