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    ksun, I appreciate your confidence but you are...

    ksun, I appreciate your confidence but you are hiding behind a lot of rash assumptions. Quit judging people you don't know - cheers.
  2. Even so, in the GTA, the vast majority of the...

    Even so, in the GTA, the vast majority of the suburban belt is low-density sprawl. So in the main, it's quite in keeping with what other North American cities look like.
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    Yeah, it's a presence. Sort of like a stacked...

    Yeah, it's a presence. Sort of like a stacked dog's breakfast has presence. I think it looks like Aura - jumbled, confused... a split identity. Redesign, please!
  4. I don't get it. Please explain why it's silly....

    I don't get it. Please explain why it's silly. The contrast in materials, texture, colour and architectural styles is something I find intriguing - I don't see a disconnect, I see a cool tension...
  5. Agreed. And while it's fine that Salsa's...

    Agreed. And while it's fine that Salsa's Montrealer friend thinks the Distillery looks ridiculous, I for one think it looks great.

    It's all too easy to be knucked under by doctrinaire views on...
  6. Looks quite striking - in that surreal magic...

    Looks quite striking - in that surreal magic realism way great renders often convey. Weird linear elements converging on the facility but the structure itself looks very cool.
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    Mammo not knowing the purpose of the umbrellas is...

    Mammo not knowing the purpose of the umbrellas is consistent with his profile of general thoughtlessness and involuntary blurting.
  8. But here's the thing: you are not the sole...

    But here's the thing: you are not the sole arbiter of what constitutes "good" change - just as you also don't have the last word on what buildings and heights are properly deemed acceptable or in...
  9. Sure it makes sense to build six and seven story...

    Sure it makes sense to build six and seven story buildings - really, it's all about market demand. I don't see the demand for nothing but 20 story towers and above continuing indefinitely, that's...
  10. Personally, for that area I'd rather see the rise...

    Personally, for that area I'd rather see the rise of a string of five and seven story residential buildings, with retail on the ground level. 22 stories would stick out like a sore thumb and look out...
  11. I checked out the Russell yards for Doors Open...

    I checked out the Russell yards for Doors Open last month and staff confirmed that the facility's definitely not going away anytime soon.... as the old fleet is gradually replaced, a percentage of...
  12. True. The height should not make a difference as...

    True. The height should not make a difference as long as the street-level experience is rich and engaging. Too often that fails to happen, but that's at least partially a street/urban culture issue,...
  13. Save us from the tyranny of those who would...

    Save us from the tyranny of those who would impose their vision of a perfect Toronto on the rest of us!
  14. Agreed. I would rather the umbrellas be done...

    Agreed. I would rather the umbrellas be done right the first time and last several years, enduring all sorts of brutal environmental conditions, than have to repeatedly replace, several times over,...
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    I expect Gehry will concentrate on adding...

    I expect Gehry will concentrate on adding detailed refinement to the next iteration... I'm confident it will be more sculptural and sleekly nuanced as we go along. How it meets the street will be...
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    I can't imagine it not going ahead. The question...

    I can't imagine it not going ahead. The question will be what form it ultimately take. I'm looking for refinements, sublte and otherwise, to the last iteration.
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    Agreed, Fresh. Attributing Mirvish' motives to...

    Agreed, Fresh. Attributing Mirvish' motives to pure ego gratification is cynical and mean-spirited. The man is already wealthy... he definitely doesn't seek more money so much as he desires a solid,...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Yeah, they're laying it on a bit thick.

    Yeah, they're laying it on a bit thick.
  22. 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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