This almost-completed Harwood-Street highrise hasn’t received much profile yet, even though it is one the last buildings designed under Bing Thom, whose voice will be missed as much as his architectural skill.
The development was controversial, with conflicting goals of heritage versus tree versus view preservation.  But the result is an elegant addition to a neighbourhood otherwise characterized, with few exceptions, by the blandness of its architecture.

The image does not do justice to the way the perforated panels capture and reflect light.  Slick without being garish.

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  1. as a frequent pedestrian on this street, I have to say that while the building is lovely the enormous driveway leading into the parkade seems out of place. it looks like a suburban subdivision driveway for giants.

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