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  1. I don't believe that the angular plane...

    I don't believe that the angular plane "guidelines" have been integrated into the Zoning By-law, which means they would be treated with less significance in an OMB hearing.
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  2. 1907: 39170 39169

    1907:

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    See post #7725: ...

    See post #7725:

    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/6947-Miscellany-Toronto-Photographs-Then-and-Now/page515
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    Which replaced the elegant bandstand which once...

    Which replaced the elegant bandstand which once stood on the spot:

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  5. Today: 38511

    Today:

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  6. Today: ...

    Today:

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Mobile%20Uploads/image-99.jpg

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Mobile%20Uploads/image-101.jpg
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    Interesting how the four Georgian buildings south...

    Interesting how the four Georgian buildings south of the Zanzibar have seemingly decomposed into ground floor space and signage.
  8. OK, but looking at the land-use map in the OP,...

    OK, but looking at the land-use map in the OP, it's quite clear that there are a lot of areas within these boundaries (Neighbourhood designation, Regeneration areas such as King-Spadina west of...
  9. There are three levels of underground proposed,...

    There are three levels of underground proposed, which consist of garbage rooms (including permanent garbage storage for the Elgin and Heintzman buildings), mechanical rooms and a lot of bicycle...
  10. I would argue that Bay-Adelaide is equal in...

    I would argue that Bay-Adelaide is equal in quality (materials, detailing, site-planning) to a Scotia Plaza......
  11. Depends on your definition of "downtown".

    Depends on your definition of "downtown".
  12. Why not just think of Toronto on its own terms? ...

    Why not just think of Toronto on its own terms? Charles Dickens visited in 1842 and wrote in American Notes:

    Our steamboat came up directly this had left the wharf, and soon bore us to the mouth...
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    Further note on Cedarvale and the Bathurst...

    Further note on Cedarvale and the Bathurst bridge: The original 1913 subdivision plan (prepared by Sir Henry Pellatt's company) showed a scenic ravine drive along the bottom of the ravine:

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    [QUOTE=Toronto Lad;953898] Thanks for the...

    Thanks for the repost, Toronto Lad. Forgot I posted these a long time ago! Regarding the house at the SW corner of the bridge (just north of the Heathdale corner): not sure if we're talking about...
  15. Any idea why?

    Any idea why?
  16. No, that would have gone into X (named...

    No, that would have gone into X (named after......Jocko Thomas).
  17. While I share a bit of your sympathy for the...

    While I share a bit of your sympathy for the planners, insertnamehere, I don't quite agree with your analysis of how the process works. Council does not "set the rules for what flies or not",...
  18. Right now, there is no BIA between Grosvenor and...

    Right now, there is no BIA between Grosvenor and Charles. A good first step would be for the Downtown Yonge BIA (one of the best) extend their boundary northerly.
  19. Today: ...

    Today:

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Mobile%20Uploads/image-98.jpg
  20. Parkin's biggest influence, Mies van der Rohe,...

    Parkin's biggest influence, Mies van der Rohe, did not believe in the traditional approach of building types and styles. He took a neo-Platonist attitude that the purity of the form and structure,...
  21. One can only imagine the results if the...

    One can only imagine the results if the commission had been won by Siamak Hariri, Don Schmitt or Marianne McKenna (or if an international competition had been won by Richard Meier, Norman Foster or...
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    Financial District 1930's: 37689 Today...

    Financial District 1930's:

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    Today (thanks to Oscar Flores' "Photo of the Day"):

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  23. Contemporary with St. Charles, but very different...

    Contemporary with St. Charles, but very different (Mies vs. Corb?) is John B. Parkin's Unity Church of Truth at 173 Eglinton Avenue West. Still there but with an unfortunate addition:

    1954:
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  24. Dufferin Street, north of Eglinton, only started...

    Dufferin Street, north of Eglinton, only started to get developed in the post-war era. One of the most interesting buildings from that era is the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on the SW...
  25. Good eye, username! The hirise in the distance: ...

    Good eye, username! The hirise in the distance: was that one of the Dickinson Moss Park buildings recently demolished?
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