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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:

Good Morning from High Park

Daniels High Park is quickly rising above grade, so why not check out the view from High Park itself?

Looking NW from Bloor and Oakmount one quickly senses the massive impact the building will have on High Park: good or bad that’s for you to decide.

All we know is this is possibly High Park’s highest toilet:

Twenty by Streetcar has begun

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Or at least site demolition has.

Q Loft update

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Still to come: our final verdict.

The TownLofts update

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Edition Richmond update

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243 Niagara is 75% sold

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But it’s not good enough for us….

King Charlotte update

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Peter Street Condos continues to rise to the occasion

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Theatre Park glitters like a RenderPornStar

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