NOT EXACTLY TWINS, BUT THEY’RE TALL – DAVID MIRVISH & FRANK GHERY’S COLOSSAL TOWERS

Two giant towers – one 91 and the other 81 storeys of mixed use, high-ceilinged structures – will occupy space near the Princess of Wales Theatre in the King Street West Entertainment District. The tallest one will over take the First Canadian (BMO)) tower, which until now has been #1 in the height sweepstakes. It’s on King West. at Bay.The Mirvish + Ghery project will occupy space on both sides of Duncan Street (aka Ed Mirvish Way), and their “canopies” will project out over the street. Toronto’s skyline will change with these two.

IN CASE YOU HADN’T NOTICED, A RACE IS ON FOR THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPER IN TOWN

TORONTO is a construction site. For the last 5-10 years this city has been growing up, up and up – and shows no signs of stopping.

Case in point – the Pinnacle One Yonge site, formerly the home of the Toronto Star, is planning three massive towers not far from the waterfront.  The project – Phase One’s 65-storey tower. Phase Two – 95-storeys, and Phase 3 – 80-storeys. Phase One has been approved in principle.  Almost 2,000 residential units (including 120 affordable rental housing units) are proposed for phases 2 and 3, as well as 852 parking spaces and 2,228 bike parking spots.

Meanwhile, DAVID MIRVISH and architect FRANK GHERY are working on two towers & a contemporary art museum in the King West and Duncan Street area (92-storeys and 82-storeys).

And architect NORMAN FOSTER has his name on The One, developed by MIZRAHI DEVELOPMENTS at Bloor and Yonge (85-storeys). It will even have an exclusive postal code.

<PHOTO ABOVE – The One under construction at Bloor West and Yonge>