This Globe and Mail article explains how this development will be heated and cooled ... and why the Well is called the Well. It's a good news story in stark comparison to those covering the active consequences of global warming.
On January 31, 2017, City Council adopted this Zoning Amendment item which consists of a Final Report Dated November 4, 2016 and a Supplementary Report produced by City Planning Division.
Large scale projects such as this one are subjected to the City of Toronto Design Review Panel. Read what a panel of peers thinks about the project ... sorry, no longer available online.
The Design Review Panel is comprised of private sector design professionals – architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers – who provide independent, objective advice to city staff aimed at improving matters of design that affect the public realm. Advice is based on professional judgment, understanding of good design principles, conformance with the Official Plan and other related documents (design guidelines, secondary plans etc.), and the design quality of the subject project.
The final report for this proposal was submitted to City Council on December 13, 2016. However consideration has been deferred until the January 31 - February 2 sessions.
The final report dated November 4, 2016 can be found here:
Although strictly not within the GDNA boundaries, the sheer magnitude of this development at Front and Spadina will make its presence felt throughout the downtown core. The official site has some information but there is a plethora of images courtesy of Diamond Corp to be found on the urbantoronto.ca site (click on dataBase then filter on "the well").