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

    You have not been paying attention! The dirt is all being cleaned and will be put back onto the new park area. (WT has a large soil-cleaning plant on Unwin Street) You can see HUGE piles of clean dirt on south side of lake Shore Blvd at the Don Roadway.
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    Bloor Street West Bike Lanes

    Of course, raising the bike lane to level of sidewalk is safer BUT is MUCH more expensive and complicate as they need to relocate all the street drains and probably re-slope the roadway. Not things that can be done fast! If you want bike lanes NOW (as I certainly do) you had best not hold out...
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    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    I look at it every day from the south and it certainly LOOKS unfinished but I fear they just gave up. What a HUGE disappointing mess from a developer who has done much better elsewhere - e.g. Regent Park. SAD!
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Though I think you can access all the City Directories via TPL website with no library card, another great source for them is at: Of course, there is also Nathan Ng's wonderful site for Goad's maps at...
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    Saudi Crown Prince sent hit squad to Canada, exiled spy chief alleges

    Though this is most probably true, it is still not proven. If (or when) it is, it will be interesting to see what (if anything) Canada does. Ideally we would reduce our ties but .....
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    Toronto | Massey Hall Revitalization | 48m | 6s | KPMB

    The cladding on the rear extension has been put up for last couple of weeks and it looks ptretty good. I wish the MH folk would put some 'renovation updates' on their webpage but ... No doubt covid-19 will mean a delay in completion of this fantastic project, it would be good to know how...
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Really not sure where this info belongs but on the assumption that most who look at this thread like historical stuff I put it here. Online database of the City's artifact collection...
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    Toronto | Grand Hotel Redevelopment | 153.92m | 45s | Amexon | Core Architects

    Even if it wanted to do so, the City has virtually no power to prohibit a building owner demolishing their own property. There are certainly conditions that can be imposed if you demolish a residential building but ....
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    I strongky doubt the Supreme Court will hear his appeal, it has no national significance.
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    and is slipperier than an eel!
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    Heeee's BACK
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    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53m | 12s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    I think that this TTC closure is to allow them to build the bridge between the east and weest parts of this.
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    Toronto | 75 on The Esplanade | 99.97m | 29s | Harhay | architectsAlliance

    Anyone buying in a city like Toronto which is seeing huge expansion needs to look at 'views' very carefully. Good to have a park or a condo/coop in a 'non-blocking' location as it is unlikely that a park will be removed and its very hard to buy and demolish condos or coops. (Though certainly...
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    St. James Park Revitalization (PMA Landscape Architects)

    So, thats where the bust of Robert Gourlay is moving to.. Glad it's returning to the park.
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Would you rather get ill, and/or see your parents or grandparents or immuno-compromised friends die? The precautions are to try to keep people safe. Nobody is enjoying this 'new normal' but ...