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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
660 Bay St, Toronto
Developer: Hospital for Sick Children
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Thread: SickKids Hosp: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (Bay & Elm, 21s, DSAI)

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    I am not a fan of this building. It's very dreary/muted Toronto where red brick needs to be used to create some classic streetwall.

    I do wish it was taller than this ugly smokestack--why can't these be painted cheerful colours?

    Canadian architecture I like: http://renderpornstar.com/


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    I'm a fan of that sculptural smokestack. It may be the best in the city.

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    Update on that fire that broke out on the construction site.
    http://www.sickkids.ca/VisitingSickK...ing-tower.html

    Thankfully it did not have a major impact on the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junctionist View Post
    I'm a fan of that sculptural smokestack. It may be the best in the city.
    Likewise agree.
    Its more like an obelisk than a smokestack. Though I'd say the Richard L. Hearn stack is still the most distinctive one in the city, largely due to its sheer size. Furthermore, I don't associate the RLH stack with the normal connotations that one might have regarding smokestacks since its long since been 'dormant'. I see that one as simply a relic to a bygone era.
    Where is this one is almost like a monument. Yes, its not as attractive as a proper landmark and most people probably can't look past its primary purpose. But its certainly not your typical stack and its not belching out toxic fumes as the fuel used is natural gas, which is by far the cleanest burning fossil fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g42 View Post
    Update on that fire that broke out on the construction site.
    http://www.sickkids.ca/VisitingSickK...ing-tower.html

    Thankfully it did not have a major impact on the work.
    Yeah, anybody know if they were back to work today.

    Downtown construction site closed for arson investigation
    A downtown construction site was closed for an arson investigation Thursday morning, Toronto police confirm.
    A witness told CityNews he and his fellow construction workers were locked out of the site at Bay and Elm streets and that there were two fires there Wednesday.
    Some workers were seen entering the site around 7 a.m., but police said the area being investigated will be off limits until further notice.
    The project is the new Research and Learning Tower for Sick Kids Hospital, which broke ground last May.
    http://www.citytv.com/toronto/cityne...-investigation


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    AG:

    Here is the bit from the article from SickKids - posted yesterday which you've quoted:

    Workers are back onsite this morning and construction has resumed. It is not anticipated that this incident will have any significant impact on the construction timelines.
    AoD

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegeta_skyline View Post
    Likewise agree.
    Its more like an obelisk than a smokestack. Though I'd say the Richard L. Hearn stack is still the most distinctive one in the city, largely due to its sheer size. Furthermore, I don't associate the RLH stack with the normal connotations that one might have regarding smokestacks since its long since been 'dormant'. I see that one as simply a relic to a bygone era.
    Where is this one is almost like a monument. Yes, its not as attractive as a proper landmark and most people probably can't look past its primary purpose. But its certainly not your typical stack and its not belching out toxic fumes as the fuel used is natural gas, which is by far the cleanest burning fossil fuel.
    To be honest, "sheer size" is IMO *all* Hearn has going for it when it comes to "distinction". Otherwise, it's a standard 70s concrete cylinder.

    OTH, the Sick Kids stack is definitely deliberately "designed"--almost as a "John Andrews" diminutive a la the CN Tower...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adma View Post
    , The Sick Kids stack is definitely deliberately "designed"--almost as a "John Andrews" diminutive a la the CN Tower...
    The 'Sick Kids stack' is actually part of the Walton Street Toronto District Heating plant......

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    4 March 2012: Wish it were 5s taller with red brick cladding:


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    From today:

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    surely it would be black brick from D+S.

    Quote Originally Posted by urbandreamer View Post
    4 March 2012: Wish it were 5s taller with red brick cladding:
    Last edited by interchange42; 2012-Mar-07 at 01:18. Reason: deleted reposted image

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    Mattamy Homes’ Peter Gilgan donates $40 million to Sick Kids

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...n-to-sick-kids

    yowza

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    13 March 2012: Great office politics here!


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    Pretty plain and simple, and nothing special here.....but then again, its just a research centre.

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