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    Toronto | Avenue 151 | 41m | 10s | Dash Developments | Teeple Architects

    Love the colour palette, the materiality, and those balcony railings on the back side. The Avenue side is really let down by the fit & finish for me, though. All I can see are the mismatches where those angled pre-cast sections meet the horizontals.
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    Toronto | YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (383 Yonge) | 299m | 85s | Cresford | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    Hasn't Salesforce Tower sunk like a foot-and-a-half, though? Maybe not the best counter-example ;)
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    10-20 Raglan Ave (n of St. Clair W, ?, 19s, Icon)

    Isn't that always the way? You put out your nicest white spandrel for guests and then someone spills a glass of red wine
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    Dufferin Street: Eliminating the jog

    🤦‍♂️ What a ridiculous oversight. I guess if you don't want to walk your bike down the stairs you have to cross the bridge, go down the ramp on the west side, and cross back at Pears.
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    That's two solid arguments for living here, then: 1. That amazing pool 2. Inside the building is the only place in the area you're guaranteed to not see its hideous exterior
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    Toronto | Waverley, The | 57m | 15s | Fitzrovia | Kirkor Architects

    Too soon to make a judgement on the cladding, but at least so far it's just boring, instead of being a third installment in the College-Spadina new-build horror-shows. This is OT, but I get annoyed all over again every time I see the new pedestrian barriers at Spadina streetcar stops. Over the...
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    Toronto | Atria Condos (Alto, Trio, Parfait, Parkside) | 137m | 43s | Tridel | Turner Fleischer

    What a delightful confection of a building; truly, an aptly-named architectural parfait /s
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    Toronto | East United Condos | 83m | 24s | SigNature | Giannone Petricone

    The purple balconies are actually the best thing about this building – at least they've got some panache. The rest of it is messy, poorly-detailed, drab, and cheap-feeling.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    The screen should have been smaller – in the positive counter-examples you've shown, the tap target (the thing you're actually supposed to interact with) is much larger proportionally compared to the screen (the thing you're supposed to just glance at). It's not like the displays on Presto...
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    Bathurst Quay Revitalization: Canada Malting Silos, Ireland Pk, Waterfront Promenade (was Metronome)

    La Musée des Booze-arts, or La Boozée for short
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    Toronto | Aquavista at Bayside | 47m | 13s | Tridel | Arquitectonica

    This one wasn't very well recieved, I think mostly because of the material choices, which make it feel heavy and dull. I wish they'd gone for something brighter and added some colour. But the lakeside curve is nice, and I quite like the east and west sides – those angled units ensuring everyone...
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    Toronto | Design Haus | 52m | 19s | Shiu Pong | Kirkor Architects

    The only thing that would help this is a direct hit from a meteorite.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I believe WKL was just making a joke based on Santa not wearing a hi-viz vest like everyone else on board (and like some of our dumber politicians want all pedestrians to wear instead of making roads safer).
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    Lesser recognized buildings in Toronto that you enjoy

    I had a job interview in that building years ago; if memory serves, the elevators were Death Star chic: black granite and red LEDs.Some great late-70s style.