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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:

Topped out: Volta Lofts at 588 Annette Street Toronto


Looking eastbound from Annette.


We like infill developments but it is the cladding that will make or break the streetwall for us. 🙂