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    Toronto | 276-290 Merton | 62m | 16s | Rockport Group | Wallman Architects

    Yeah, it needs editing. Way too busy.
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    Paradise Theatre (1006 Bloor St W, Tawse, restoration)

    Paradise Theatre on CityNews
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    Gusto 501 (501 King St E, 4s, Partisans)

    ^^ But the end result is fantastic!
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    Toronto | CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | CAMH | KPMB

    The CAMH buildings from the early 2010s - by KPMB, Montgomery Sisam and Kearns Mancini - struck a much better balance in terms of looking approachable vs. looking institutional. These latest buildings are also way too big. They really loom over Queen West, almost like a wall fronting the CAMH...
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    Toronto | Dundas Square Gardens | 156m | 50s | Gupta | IBI Group

    Sunday, December 8, 2019
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    I'd say the Residences of College Park twins are worse that YC Condos. And, surprise, surprise, they're by Candarel too!
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    Toronto | The Shift | 104m | 23s | First Gulf | Sweeny &Co

    I keep reading the thread title as The Sh*t.
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    Toronto | St Lawrence Market North | 25m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    ^^^ Then how about investing some of TPA's profits back toward the architectural design?
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    Toronto | St Lawrence Market North | 25m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    Surprised it's on their website. It helps that the original, winning design isn't.
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    Toronto | St Lawrence Market North | 25m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    ^^^ Yeah thought so. I doubt this project will be featured on RSH's website if it makes it there at all. Pathetic.
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    19 Bloor St. West - Scotiabank

    This is a big zero. Zero imagination. Zero architecture.
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    Toronto | St Lawrence Market North | 25m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    Well, at the end of the day, we're really not getting anything near the winning design which was absolutely gorgeous. What we're getting is something vastly diminished.
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    Toronto | St Lawrence Market North | 25m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    ^^^ And wasn't this value-engineered to such an extreme that Richard Rogers threatened to walk away from the project entirely? I think the sad saga goes something like: *Project initially mis-budgeted *Then cheapened to death to meet correct budget *Then over budget again *Requiring funds from...
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    Toronto | Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion | 123m | 35s | RioCan | Quadrangle

    So, the issue isn't window wall vs. curtain wall. The real issue is good window wall vs. bad window wall. Good window wall, like here, doesn't have waist-high mullions. Stuff to outlaw because most developers won't stop on their own: * Waist-high mullions * Back-painted spandrel panels *...

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