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    Toronto | Humbertown Redevelopment | ?m | 21s | First Capital | Kirkor Architects

    Well this is....uninspiring. You would think Tridel would know how to knock it out of the park on a more consistent basis, enough with the hit or miss stuff.
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    Toronto | West Block Est. 1928, The LakeShore, and The LakeFront | 131m | 41s | Loblaw Companies | architectsAlliance

    *Closes his eyes and counts to 10 to hope that these buildings will magically disappear from the landscape* Nope they're still here, and will be a blight on our sights for the next 50+ years. Sigh
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Dont mind Metrolinx and their "reasoning" for the grey livery on the LRVs. Their explanation for makes as much sense as much sense as their explanation/reasoning for the station names (ie: it doenst make any sense). I wonder if they got the consultants to come up with the livery as well.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    ^I would say that this is something we could tell future kids about, but they'll most likely be seeing some form of construction happening at Union Station in the future anyways so that point is moot.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Blame the TTC, that's how they sped'c the doors to open/close. If you think the Flexitys are bad, just look and how long it takes the TTCs NovaBus fleet to open and close rear doors. Half the doors on the fleet are becoming flimsy partly based on the amount of force people use to open a door...
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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    Exactly what the city should be installing at large public places (ie: City Hall, Union Station) but our politicians are too status-quo oriented and unambitious to do it.
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    564-580 Evans Avenue and 24 The East Mall (26 + 20 + 8s)

    I mean at this point, is this city going to have any employment land left outside of the downtown core? I'd hate to see Evans Ave lose all it's industrial land due to residential pushout/NIMBYsm, and ultimately turning into another high-rise residential strip. On a side note, I'd like to...
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    Toronto | Litho | 37m | 9s | RioCan | Turner Fleischer

    Good lord RioCan, I mean really now was that necessary? We realize you want to squeeze profit to the max, but there was no need to go substantially downhill from a half-decent design.
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    Toronto | College Park Revitalization with Barbara Ann Scott Skate Trail | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | RAW Design

    And watch it turn into what the previous water incarnation was? I'll pass on that one, i'm glad that idea didnt come to mind for them.
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    Toronto | Dundas Square Gardens | 156m | 50s | Gupta | IBI Group

    If they did something special with those balconies, this development would have been truly unique. Really a shame they missed that opportunity.
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    Merlin Residences (2950 Lake Shore Blvd W, ?, 9s, Melillo Architects)

    Not terrible, but not amazing either. I definitely prefer this to a spandrel-laced, grey-black glassed development, so at least it brings some much needed color. However, there's something just completely off about those balconies. That and the fact that the street level looks like it's just...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Knowing Air Canada i'd suspect they'd want to completely "fold" operations into their own operations (ie: the Air Transat brand would cease to exist). If that were to happen all flights would be moved to T1. This is all dependant on if the purchase actually happens (there's a 1 month exclusive...
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    Toronto | 121 Portland | 49m | 14s | Minto Group | Sweeny &Co

    I dont know what has gotten into Sweeny and Co lately, but they should keep sipping whatever lemonade they've been sipping on for the past couple months. They've seemed to have recaptured a lot of their old architectural prowess.
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    Toronto | 2 Tecumseth | 109m | 30s | TAS | KPMB

    With the old OMB you're right but with the new OMB, the affordable residential portion and removal of building 6 would have definitely been affected. Details are trickling out with the new OMB since the province (as per usual) has been so vague with what will be affected. I'm very skeptical of...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    ^Mikey Ford voted in favor? Now that's something I never saw coming at all.