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  1. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    I fully agree. They look even worse next to the beautiful bridges. These ones were shown to the DRP but Toronto Hydro must've changed plans. Still pretty bad... It's also very odd that utilitarian street lights will be used for the park. Why would they ever do that?
  2. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Are those really gonna be the streetlights for Villiers Island? Or are they just temporary? I was hoping for much better.
  3. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. The train shed is very ugly and isn't an integral part of Union Station. The head house (with the columns and great hall) is the true gem... therefore not replacing train shed WAS a mistake. This building is beautiful and adds character to this...
  4. daniel_kryz

    Bloor-Yonge Station Capacity Enhancement

    I agree. I don't like the bland & copy-cat feel of the ceiling. The overall aesthetic is boring and feels like it could be anywhere. Union's ceiling and walls are much better. It is, in my opinion, a bare minimum of what stations should look like. I would prefer more creative interior design...
  5. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    I completely disagree. The CN Tower has its faults, such as the base where the concrete doesn't look so nice and the utility boxes above the observation pod, but it's an icon that gives identity to our increasingly bland skyline. You can see it from most parts of the inner city. Just as the...
  6. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | 123 Portland | 49.3m | 14s | Minto Group | Sweeny &Co

    Perhaps a passing grade but the vertical panels could've been more brown to create a contrast with the horizontal white lines (not sure what to call them).
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    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    Sorry about that. I like the many different "rooms" for activity and the expressive layout, inspired from French gardens & the Honest Ed's sign.
  8. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | T3 Bayside | 42m | 10s | Hines | 3XN

    Nyhavn vibes? 😂 I'm sorry, I just don't see the connection.
  9. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    Not sure if this has been posted before or not but here's the revised vs original design for the Mirvish Village Park... This is the location of Frank Stella's mural. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
  10. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Rail Deck District | 227.23m | 70s | Craft Dev Corp | Sweeny &Co

    I'm surprised that Safdie didn't know what he was getting into but I'm happy to see some integrity from him. At least he spoke his mind instead of keeping it private. Everyone needs to speak out against sly developers that make beautiful renderings simply to get a permit. *** Personally, I...
  11. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Caledonia Station | ?m | 1s | Metrolinx | NORR

    Seems like some changes were made from what was promised. Here's the original artwork... Which one do you prefer? Ride of Life or Ride of Your Life?
  12. daniel_kryz

    Street Lighting

    Way overdue but the key question is how this relates to City Planning's "Building Better Streetscapes" initiative and whether we'll be getting more attractive streetlights. Also, cobra-head fixtures should be replaced with a dark-sky friendly fixture but they shouldn't be utilitarian. I know...
  13. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    I'll look out for the minutes once they're released... good idea. I follow City Council but there are some terms I still don't understand, such as "final" motions. Avoiding a court case makes sense but time is ticking and this is an opportunity to give even more space for pedestrians, cyclists...
  14. daniel_kryz

    Toronto | Crosstown Line 5 West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    That actually makes sense as the deck will be used for much-needed housing, parks, and amenities. I really don't understand why Nunziata is proposing this. Council should have been asking to make the entire, or most of the line, elevated instead of underground. There is ample space and it takes...

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