Nah, not my buddy Charlie Weese – he’s 6’6″.
I mean Charlie Condos! How did Great Gulf Homes get zoning to build a condo that towers over the ones beside it?
My guesstimates in the video weren’t that far off:
Charlie is 36 storeys.
The Hudson is 21 storeys.
Glas is 16 storeys.
The Charlotte is 13 storeys.
Remember that the order went Charlotte (13), Hudson (21), Glas (16), and then finally Charlie (36).
I think the idea of a 36-storey condo next to a 21-storey condo and a 16-storey condo – both of which are less than five-years-old, is absolutely insane.
Where do we draw the line?
When I’m driving north on Sherbourne, through Front Street, I look up and see the corner of King & Sherbourne where there are three existing buildings, all pretty much the same level: Mozo is 15-storeys, King’s Court is 17-storeys, and East Lofts is 17-storeys. And you know what? King Plus is going to be built next year, and it too is 17-storeys. The block just looks like it “works,” and like it was planned in advance and a certain set of standards were adhered to.
I think Charlie is a very cool building, and it has a lot going for it.
But I also think the building is just way too tall for that location, and it’s a bit confusing and congested.
I certainly hope the City of Toronto doesn’t approve a 50-storey monster on the southeast corner of King/Spadina where the LCBO currently stands.
Although, something tells me we’re not that far off…