The newest development announced by Great Gulf in Toronto, Yonge+Rich, recently received some design changes after discussions with the City of Toronto and a presentation to the Design Review Panel.  Before we introduce you to the newest plans for this up-and-coming condo, we’ll tell you a bit about Toronto’s Design Panel Review.

What is the Design Panel Review?

The City of Toronto Design Review Panel was approved by City Council as a pilot project in June 2006 and made permanent in November 2009. It has become an important voice for the promotion of design excellence within the city and plays a significant leadership role for design professionals within the development approvals process. It provides City staff with professional design advice on public and private development. The Panel’s goal is to improve people’s quality of life by promoting design excellence within the public realm, including the pursuit of high quality architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental sustainability.

Yonge + Rich 2.0

UrbanToronto has provided us with some new renderings, seen below.  What was a more stepped design has now been altered, assuming more of a joined look between the two towers now. It also looks as though the terraces on both platforms have been removed.  Below is a scene of the tower from the viewpoint of the southwest corner of the complex.

Yonge+Rich_DesignPanelReview_New

Sources:

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2013/04/yonge-rich-evolves-after-visit-design-review-panel

http://www.toronto.ca/planning/designreviewpanel.htm