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  1. I'm OK with it, I think it'll work fine. Nice...

    I'm OK with it, I think it'll work fine. Nice banding on it, too. An echo of the overall theme.
  2. I'm liking this one a lot more than its first...

    I'm liking this one a lot more than its first iterations. Not crazy about the rather stolid, stodgy massing but if the materials are decent it's still be a nice addition to University.
  3. What?! People don't live downtown simply because...

    What?! People don't live downtown simply because they loathe low-rise houses. There's lots of factors involved. Let's not oversimplify things.
  4. Yeah, they're laying it on a bit thick.

    Yeah, they're laying it on a bit thick.
  5. Agreed. A foot makes a huge difference.

    Agreed. A foot makes a huge difference.
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    Although I'm sure some would like to see certain...

    Although I'm sure some would like to see certain buildings blown up, if only to make way for brave new edifices!
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    I'm sure it can be done, it's more a question of...

    I'm sure it can be done, it's more a question of whether a sufficient public mood exists for such replication here.
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    Amen to that.

    Amen to that.
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    I'm finding it hard to believe people are getting...

    I'm finding it hard to believe people are getting hung up on meters vs. feet regarding a building which, after the CN tower, will be the country's tallest building. I mean, really - who cares? By...
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    There's Dark City, too, at Bowden.

    There's Dark City, too, at Bowden.
  11. You mean claustrophobic, I think? Anyone with...

    You mean claustrophobic, I think? Anyone with real vertigo issues ikely wouldn't want to be living in a condo tower in the first place - certainly not in the upper floors, anyway.
  12. There's no unwritten law that says markets have...

    There's no unwritten law that says markets have to be housed in pedestrian buildings. A modern urban farmers market is a mix of many sensibilities. I think the regular vendors would welcome a space...
  13. My thinking too. The rising cost of real estate...

    My thinking too. The rising cost of real estate in the core is going to ensure that people will learn to make do with less.

    Quite the small floorplate, for sure. Might make the tower exceedingly...
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    He did indeed. The dramatic lessening of gallery...

    He did indeed. The dramatic lessening of gallery space is one thing, but the bigger issue is how the new design meets the street... and in that regard I agree fully with JBM. I'm hoping that...
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    Two words: So. What.

    Two words:

    So. What.
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    Nice to hear I got it exactly backwards! Then...

    Nice to hear I got it exactly backwards! Then again, that's your opinion, much as you'd like to pretend otherwise. Yeah, the AGO has been busy tapping into popular culture - it's been forced to do so...
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    Can't say I agree at all and fail to grasp the...

    Can't say I agree at all and fail to grasp the reason for your vehemence. Your assurance that Mirvish could never mount a blockbuster show of his works flies in the face of reality. If the AGO can...
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    Well said! Too much hand-wringing and moaning...

    Well said! Too much hand-wringing and moaning about how this city supposedly shoots itself in the proverbial foot, every time. Too much anxiety and self-loathing. It feels like some kind of weird...
  19. I yam, I yam.

    I yam, I yam.
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    You said it, dude! Bring on the fascism! ...

    You said it, dude! Bring on the fascism!

    /sarcasm

    We always knew this thing was a project in flux, that it would evolve over time. It's going to look different yet again and the final...
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    Colour me optimisitic. This feels less daunting...

    Colour me optimisitic. This feels less daunting and overwhelming than the imposing trio of towers tightly clustered together. I look forward to more articulation and refinement of the design. As it...
  22. That, I gather, was the problem with the earlier...

    That, I gather, was the problem with the earlier attempts to make a go of the project; insufficiently deep pockets. Or too much ambition with too little substance. Or something.
  23. You mean "a lot," I take it. And I agree. Sure,...

    You mean "a lot," I take it. And I agree. Sure, it may well be that the latest bid will amount to yet another ghost of an effort. But I still maintain that the thing has to succeed eventually. I...
  24. Well, considering the unfortunate, rather...

    Well, considering the unfortunate, rather checkered history of this project, one hopes they've already figured all that stuff out and are now ready to actually complete the thing.
  25. I dunno. You may be right CN Tower but I can also...

    I dunno. You may be right CN Tower but I can also think of downsizing couples who have unloaded their homes but still want the urban lifestyle and a pedestrian-friendly, amenities-rich environment...
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