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Volta Lofts: RenderPorn vs Reality

Volta Lofts at 588 Annette Street is complete (note the work on the retail units) and occupied. Volta Lofts was not a RenderPornStar because we thought it wasn’t extraordinary enough to get this prestigious award. Let’s compare the rendering to reality:

Volta Lofts rendering

Volta Lofts - renderporn vs reality

Volta Lofts from Beresford Avenue looking north:

Were we right? Let’s walk around the building:

Rear view:

Hmm…: It could’ve been much much worse. Sometimes we goof at RenderPornStar–we’re not overpaid experts afterall 😉 Overall, it’s a conservative building in a great neighbourhood. The red brick is a nice touch, the scale is about right but there’s a little bit of mcmansion” vibes we’re feeling that puts us off. Example:

Shoring under way at Nero on Dundas Street West

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RenderPornStar* of the Week The TownLofts is under construction

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And the stone facade looks great!

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It’s located at 149 Strachan Avenue just South of Trinity-Bellwoods Park.

Demolition begins at Nero Lofts and Towns

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Most appropriate graffiti ever?!

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Looking North up Manning from Dundas Street West.

707 Lofts by Enirox Group and TACT Architecture looking …

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Good!

Demolition begins at the Howard Park

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Down comes the old to make way for a RenderPornStar* 🙂

RenderPornStar* sandwich?

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Spied near Dundas and Bloor Street West: Toronto’s tastiest renderpornwiches….aka Enigma Lofts and DuKe Condos advertisements. Yum.

Motif Lofts and Towns construction update:

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This attractive RAW Design project by Reserve Properties is sold out and under construction at 41 Ossington Avenue Toronto.

The Towns will rise on Givens:
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The lofts from Rebecca Street:
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And from Ossington Avenue looking Northeast:
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Had RenderPornStar* been around when this project launched Fall 2010 .. Yes we’d approve. 🙂
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The Howard Park — demolition begins ???

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The sign says May but today all we see is a fence … hmm.
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Abacus Lofts update

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Excavation has begun.
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