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Weston Asset Management, the builders behind the Greenland Farms development, have released their plans for the site. Count me among the unimpressed.
The developers would like to build two 29-storey towers from a shared podium. The towers would be built upon the façade of some of the buildings along Weston Road.
To my eye, the buildings are uninventive, large, and rather ugly. I don’t like how they assimilate and loom over the older heritage buildings—it’s too literal an image of parasitic Toronto absorbing Weston for me to stomach.
The building will have “592 residential units and 3991 square metres of non-residential space” with “174 vehicle parking spaces and 463 bicycle parking spaces” below ground.
I’m not designer, but I’d love to see a lower, broader building that looks repurposed from industry. It would be more true to our roots and look unlike the downtown glass canyons.