A few days ago, a post showed the view from the roof of the Adobe/Xerox towers at 333 Preston.
Thanks to Debbie, a reader, here are some really fresh views from the CMPA buildings on Carling at Sherwood. This will give you some idea of what people on the mid- to lower-floors of the plethora of condo towers along Champagne and Carling might have for their view.
The views also go a way to explaining why there is a demand for condo apartments.
Ironically, the clustering of towers (a direct result of city policy strongly backed by neighborhood demands) often blocks views. The city largely rejected suggestions by our community association that the Bayview-Carling CDP engage in some view plane management in this area so that new towers don’t block the views of prior unit buyers. Wouldn’t some sort of planning maximize the number of units with views and create certainty for buyers? Other cities do it, but not Ottawa.
Also, note the small grassy trapezoid on the north end of the large parking lot (near the tractor trailer), in picture 1. It is owned by CMPA and is the only lot in the area without a development proposal.
In picture 2, recall that the grassy area along the south side of Carling (where the camera date stamp is) is also slated for mixed use intensification.
Moral: be very very careful to ensure your condo will have a long-term sight line and view.