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    Toronto | The Well | 174m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    That's cribbed from Bob Hope, who first made that quip decades ago.
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    The North American Moscow
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    I always thought the restrictions were absolute as well- apparently not at all: NFRP
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 230.11m | 70s | Menkes | architectsAlliance

    It's one of the more interesting parts of the waterfront, especially when the large ships come in. I wonder where they will eventually re-locate too- Hamilton perhaps.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Toronto has it easy relative to most of the country. -26 is just called winter in the Peg.
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 230.11m | 70s | Menkes | architectsAlliance

    The mural itself is part of the Whaling Wall series by US artist and conservationist Robert Wyland.
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    Toronto | E Condos | 196m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    This turned out quite well- much like the harbour plaza towers. Frankly it's just nice to see a residential tower not overwhelmed with glass balconies. I've been by here a few times and haven't heard any 'singing' but perhaps it wasn't windy enough to generate much noise. Hopefully they can fix...
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    Toronto | Grid Condos | 158m | 50s | CentreCourt | IBI Group

    I much preferred the older design of the tower but the lack of balconies is refreshing, and the grid pattern still makes for a more robust looking building. The podium seems awkward and top-heavy. It may have looked better if they had carried the top portion of the podium down to the street, or...
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    Toronto | MEC Queen Street (Mountain Equipment Coop) | 21m | 3s | Parallax | Sweeny &Co

    It could be worse when I consider the MEC brick box they erected down the road from me on Sheppard E. But I do admit I was expecting more here considering the location on a dynamic downtown street- the design does seem equally suited to a suburban outlet. It's brick at least and hopefully they...
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Another aerial of the big smoke circa 1953. Photo: Bill Thomson
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    Toronto | Richmond Adelaide Centre: 120 & 130 Adelaide West Recladding | 137m | 35s | Oxford Properties | WZMH

    Unfortunately there is nothing of architectural interest in the area to reflect. Perhaps had they done this with the Simpson tower in the very least it might have mirrored the facade of Old City Hall.
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    This is just painful. Still one of the more pleasant side streets downtown however.
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    Jasonzed's myDrone Activity of Toronto and Area

    The Victory silos have heritage designation. It looks like they're being incorporated into the redevelopment -
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    King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos | 58m | 15s | Allied | Hariri Pontarini COMPLETE

    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.