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    Legacy Art Project - Inspired by Terry Fox

    There's the "Terry Fox Miracle Mile", which loops around Canoe Landing park in Cityplace (two loops = one mile). There's ten lightboxes along the route that have photos of meaningful objects/people/moments from the Marathon of Hope (his arrival in Toronto, one of his worn-through socks, the...
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    Toronto | 11 YV | 212.44m | 62s | Metropia | Sweeny &Co

    You mean the Pemberton site to the west (with the orange tarps)? That's a completely separate project, different developer. As far as I can remember there's no provision for a concourse level in either project, so no underground connection to each other.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    So I should stop holding out hope for the triumphant return of one Charles Entertainment Cheese, then
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    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    To nitpick: the Around the Bay 30K is a running race, not a bike race. (Although I often wish I could hop on a bike around the 20K mark!) These pics are a lot of fun – thanks for posting them! The attention to detail is impressive; hopefully they can hang on until tourism is a thing again.
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    Toronto | York University: School of Continuing Studies | 29.26m | 5s | York University | Perkins&Will

    I think I'm with Edward on this one. The cladding is a let-down, making the building look much more conservative than it actually is. Some bright colour – or at least some variation in shades – would help highlight the wild angles, rather than disguise them.
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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    Meanwhile, work continues on the Bloor Street bridge. They’ve dug out a fair portion of the abutment on the south side, as well as a surprising amount of the road.
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    Toronto | XO Condos | 63.4m | 17s | Lifetime | Core Architects

    When you shoot most of the centipede but then the last little segment starts scurrying to the bottom of the screen.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    To be fair, Shoppers always block their own windows with vinyl advertising clings, so this is actually an improvement.
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    Toronto | Oben Flats Sherbourne | 47.6m | 15s | Oben Flats | superkül

    Alternatively, let's send all conservatives to Cape Dorset. Sure it'll be chilly at first, but I'm sure the captains of self-reliance will pull themselves up by their bootstraps in no time. I can't believe you bumped a year-dormant thread for no reason other than to hate on poor people.
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    Toronto | Tower at Pier 27 | 114.9m | 35s | Cityzen | a—A

    The SCP Wiki is a collaborative fiction site that's been running for at least a decade, about tales of the SCP Foundation, a fictional organization dedicated to studying and containing paranormal/alien/extradimensional phenomena. It's a great read, if you like mashups of sci-fi, urban fantasy...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Designers usually reach for mixed-case on signage – research has shown it to be more legible, possibly because lower-case letterforms are much more varied – the ascenders and descenders mean that from afar (or in low light, or for people with low vision), words have distinctive shapes, as...
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    Toronto | 33 Davies | 92.28m | 19s | First Gulf | BDP Quadrangle

    You're right, and the pressure might already be starting? The building that houses Jam Factory and Merchants of Green Coffee (2 Matilda) has also been recently sold, apparently; Jam Factory is vacating: This is a hella strikiing...
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    Toronto | Artistry Condos | 103.5m | 29s | Tribute | Graziani + Corazza

    There goes the neighbourhood.
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    King-Spadina Public Realm Strategy

    I used to work nearby and have sat here on a coffee break on a couple of occasions. The finishes are nice – the paving is quite cute, and it's a secluded little spot. You're right, "park" is a misnomer – they probably should have called it a "square". As far as "how it's used" – the answer, in...
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    Toronto | Time and Space Condos | 101.8m | 29s | Pemberton | Wallman Architects

    Trying to deliver an attractive building. Look at that street-level cladding. It's the cladding equivalent of showing up to work wearing a stained bathrobe and a novelty T-shirt that reads "Who cares, I give up".