New Development: Origami Condos – 202 Bathurst St.

From urbantoronto


project information

202 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Symmetry Developments
Teeple Architects
Paul Johnston
Condo, Retail
Couple of interesting things about this project. The listing says seven stories, but it might be eight. Additionally, although some neighbours are pleased about having a new building replacing the sad looking two stories there now, this development sticks out like a sore thumb. A tumblr blog has been set up to discuss some of the issues with this project:

A proposal has been made to redevelop 202 & 204 Bathurst Street. This is a condo tower designed to use both lots, maximising the number of units and their size. The condo tower is designed to facilitate the building of more condos to the south.

This blog is to disseminate information about this development, in order to improve the proposal.

Issues are seen with

(1) The height and it’s impact on the protected residential neighborhood

(2) The design which is not in keeping with the area

(3) Practical aspects of the proposal, such as the building’s impact on  Wolseley Street.

For more details, you can see the original documents that have been filed by the developer with the City. These can be found here…..   NOTE: You may find it easier to download the documents and then use Acrobat to view them. They were provided in a variety of orientations…

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We will continue to monitor this one.

*** UPDATE – From Councillor Layton’s office:

The application is for a 7 storey development.  

Originally proposed 8, by law requirement is 6, resolution is 7. The pre-application was Feb 14, 2012 and did not require community consultation at this stage. The public meeting will be November 21, 2012 The meeting location is still TBD. However, the time is confirmed from 7-9 pm. I will follow up with more information.