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    Westin Harbour Castle (?, ?, ?)

    You make some excellent points; the current building has a very hostile street presence and the pedestrian access to it is bizarre. It MAY have been fine when the hotel was really in an industrial area and virtually all access was by car, but no more! That said, I am not sure it should be...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    What ARE you talking about?? Monkeypox is NOT smallpox and I have heard nothing about a lab-caused outbreak. Here is some useful info on Monkeypox https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/monkeypox
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    Westin Harbour Castle (?, ?, ?)

    Does the 'refurbishment' include making it revolve again?
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    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | a—A

    Interesting, I was certainly not suggesting that Reserve Fund Studies are unimportant and completely agree that they need to be VERY carefully looked at and investigated by the Board and Property Manager while they are being carried out to ensure that they are based on 'local conditions' and...
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    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | a—A

    Though some condominium corporation insurance companies may ask about Reserve Fund Studies, ours has never asked us on their annual renewal questionnaire and I have been completing these for a decade or more. The person who DOES ask is the AUDITOR and they always have a separate Section in...
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    King-Queen-Roncy Intersection/ROW

    Yes, the King trackwork WAS scheduled for 2023 but it no longer shows in T.O.InView and seems to have moved to 2024 - probably because Adelaide is now being done in 2023 in preparation for the Queen diversion work for the Ontario Line. I think King will have a year or more of use before it...
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Yes, the right side was demolished a couple of years ago and, for a few weeks, one could peer down to the Bay Concourse level - looked like stairs but I can't remember. It would be good if "they' posted updates somewhere but one has the feeling there is no real plan or schedule - look at...
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    Maybe but the demolition permit has not yet been issued. Application Detail Application: Building Additions/Alterations Status: Under Review Location: 55 LAKE SHORE BLVD E TORONTO ON M5E 1A4 Ward 10: Spadina-Fort York Application#: 22 116343 BLD 00 BA Accepted Date: Feb 28, 2022 Project...
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    King-Queen-Roncy Intersection/ROW

    I saw it yesterday and should have added the link. Today I cannot find it but the TTC website is filled with duplicated and contradictory information. Sorry!
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    Toronto | Backstage On The Esplanade | 116.73m | 36s | Cityzen | P + S / IBI

    The City have just announced that Yonge Street is being closed 'for a few days' to deal with excessive groundwater at Yonge & The Esplanade. This document from the construction of Backstage seems to say it has been a long-running problem and, AFIK, Backstage have to pay annual fees for pumping...
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    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 11s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    Remember that the whole of Queen's Quay East will be rebuilt when the LRT is built. What you see today is NOT the final product - though I assume the brickwork at the building edge will remain.
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    2022 Russian-Ukrainian War

    Many countries (or groups like the EU) have published lists of sanctioned Russians - it would be interesting to see a compilation and look into why Mr X was sanctioned in countries 1, 2 and 3 but not in 4. Some are obvious, like why the UK has not sanctioned Alexander Lebedev (who, with his...
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    St Lawrence Market

    May 23, 2022 City of Toronto temporarily closing Yonge Street between Front Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard for emergency road work As of tonight at 7 p.m., the City of Toronto is closing Yonge Street between Front Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard to vehicle traffic to allow for...
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    The guys trying to connect the new CIBC building to the sewer and water system have been working there for weeks and this is clearly a major problem. May 23, 2022 City of Toronto temporarily closing Yonge Street between Front Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard for emergency road work As of...

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