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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    Love the attention to detail, brickwork and smooth curved glass, easily one of my favorite projects in Toronto. More of this and less skinny spandrelized point towers would be a very welcome change.
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    Toronto | 87 Peter | 156m | 49s | Menkes | Core Architects

    I'm not sure why so many are complaining- it's clearly one of the more handsome loading docks in this city.
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    Jasonzed's myDrone Activity of Toronto and Area

    Would love to live along the Lachine Canal, the area has changed dramatically.
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    Toronto | Residences of 488 University Avenue, The | 207m | 55s | Amexon | Core Architects

    Unfortunately they also mask the cross bracing which is an interesting part of the design.
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    Toronto | Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences | 237m | 67s | Menkes | Sweeny &Co

    From stylish to completely utilitarian- they really didn't bother at all.
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    Toronto | Britt Condos, The | 142m | 41s | Lanterra | IBI Group

    I remember being really surprised at how banal and lifeless things were along Bay in the 90's. That said I think it has actually improved a fair bit since then. In addition to Sick Kids I think notable improvements include the Burano and Murano towers, especially the restoration of the podium...
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Ferries, tugs and a captured U-boat (UC-97) are docked where there are now cars and condos. Great image.
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    Toronto | Massey Tower Condos | 207m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    There are a few surprising lots in that area. I'm wondering if the parking lot next to The Senator restaurant will be developed soon- that must be gold. East of the square is definitely an area that is improving.
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    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    Looks great, as does the western facade. Maybe more stylized railings or a more polished finish like brass would have looked better: source Otherwise a big improvement, and nice to have that entrance back.
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    Toronto | 16 York | 155m | 32s | Cadillac Fairview | architectsAlliance

    Quite pleased it will help eliminate views of those twin condos- infinity 1 and 2 I believe..?
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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    On a more positive note, such main streets as Yonge, Bloor and University are pretty much wire free. Extending this to King and Queen would certainly improve things, although the streetcar wires are likely a permanent fixture. www.canadianaconnection.com University Ave. looks gloriously...
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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    mainichi.jp Sankei.com Only 7% of the grid is buried apparently- Tokyo faces $6.8 billion bill
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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    I think the hydro poles have heritage status.
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    Yonge-Dundas Square (Brown + Storey Architects)

    Also curious why the city would hire a firm that had such a contrasting vision of what the square should be..?
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    Toronto | King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini

    This seems to be one of the few examples where the final design, and hopefully product, surpasses the original renders. Very happy they went with the red brick which contrasts wonderfully with the smooth polished finish of the glass. Extraordinary how rounded glass corners elevate the aesthetic...