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    Toronto | Ace Hotel Toronto | 44.8m | 13s | Carbon Hospitality | Shim-Sutcliffe

    It's funny you mention that, because I love this structure for the exact reasons you dislike it! It reminds me so much of brutalist univeristy libraries; especially Scott, but also Weldon, Robarts, etc.
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    Toronto | Ontario Court of Justice Toronto | 95.7m | 17s | Infrastructure Ontar | Renzo Piano

    This building looks so much like modern, understated, high quality, bulky Japanese office architecture, and I love it!
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Are those renderings current? They depict a different design for phase 1 than what has been built.
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    Toronto | Ace Hotel Toronto | 44.8m | 13s | Carbon Hospitality | Shim-Sutcliffe

    This is a stunning building. The mechanical level definitely could've been done better, but it's not the disaster I thought it was going to be. Shim-Sutcliffe should be proud of what they've accomplished here.
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    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    This is looking fabulous, and the restrained use of balconies certainly helps with that!
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    Toronto | Eighty One Wellesley | 97.53m | 28s | Aragon Properties | Core Architects

    This is turning out great, IMO. Refreshing cladding choice, high quality glass used, interesting window shapes (especially the thin horizontal slits), fairly well integrated balconies, and substantial yet not overbearing massing at ground level. It's far from perfect, but it is easily above average.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    The rendering didn't, but your explanation sort of does. I had assumed that was just a trim piece. It doesn't appear to be structural. Either way, what about the slab at the top of each section? That diagonal piece doesn't go out very far by that point. Edit: In some of the renderings, there is...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That literally doesn't answer my question at all, but ok. I'll ask it again, in case anyone has real input rather than a pointless reply:
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    What's the permanent plan for the corner slabs? Will that yellow joist in the corner be replaced with something more substantial to carry the weight of every corner slab over the height of the building, or will each corner slab be supported by that the supercolumns somehow?
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    Toronto | 155 Antibes | 111.4m | 34s | Tenblock | BDP Quadrangle

    In my mind, a better approach would've been to integrate the new buildings with the existing building through a cohesive park/paths/at-grade amenity area. Also, there's no reason why the new buildings need direct road access; they could've had a roundabout for dropoffs and a common entrance to...
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    Toronto | 155 Antibes | 111.4m | 34s | Tenblock | BDP Quadrangle

    Great to see the city is still allowing "building in the park" site plans /s. This is terrible.
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    Toronto | The Taylor | 121m | 36s | Tricon | Diamond Schmitt

    I like the overall massing, the brick, the fact that the balconies are well integrated, the lower iron content vision glass used. The spandrel is bad, but not terrible. Overall, this is a decent addition to the area, IMO, and not at all offensive to me. I was expecting a lot worse, considering...
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    Toronto | The Taylor | 121m | 36s | Tricon | Diamond Schmitt

    Actually, I think this is turning out surprisingly well
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    Toronto | Time and Space Condos | 101.8m | 29s | Pemberton | Wallman Architects

    Architecture aside, Is it just me, or are the slabs in this building thinner than normal? 🤔 Also, this transfer slab placement and the columns it transfers the weight to look so wrong. How is the upper transfer slab resting on what appear to be typical columns/walls? Why do the more substantial...
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 2) | 299m | 90s | Menkes | a—A

    Oh, more buildings with soulless wraparound balconies on every floor. I wonder who the aArchitect is. It's funny how different HP and aA have become. I remember when aA used to actually deliver some nice designs, like Four Seasons, Burano, and others. Now, they're just doing the Casa formula ad...

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