Toronto Asks Gehry to Go Back to Drawing Board

Toronto city council has rejected a proposal by developer David Mirvish and architect Frank Gehry to build three landmark condos – each more than 80 storeys - in Toronto’s core. Concerns include height, heritage loss, and density.

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December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM PST

By Kasper_O_Koblauch


Frank Gehry, recipient of the 2007 Henry C. Turner Prize, giving a presentation about how the work of Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies has driven construction innovation.

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"Though the proposal to build three Frank Gehry-designed condo towers on King Street West near John Street remains alive, the project as designed has hit a new roadblock," reports CBC news.

"A motion introduced by Coun. Adam Vaughan on Wednesday calls for a working group to be struck to examine the project in greater detail. Vaughan said the intention is to find a compromise that will see three Frank Gehry-designed buildings come to the Entertainment District but not of the size and scale proposed."

"Vaughan said components of the plan – such an art gallery showcasing Mirvish's collection and a classroom space for OCAD University – would be a great addition to [the] King West [neighbourhood]."

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