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    Vertical farming tower

    Just thinking out loud, but I do remember a while ago, seeing designs for vertical farming, essentially a skyscraper using hydroponics to produce as much food as is necessary. Ever since COVID-19 struck, it’s become all too apparent that we rely far to heavily on imported fruits and vegetables...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    Actually, it depends what time of year it is. As you can see from the pictures I posted, I face the exact same direction all north facing units will. In the summertime, it’s absolutely wonderful, we get the sunrise for about an hour or so, then around 4 o’clock, we get constant sun until sunset...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    Taken today from my 20th floor balcony at 77 Howard, so much for our view, but that's par for the course living in Toronto. My area (Bloor/Yorkville) is growing at a phenomenal rate. Just from my balcony alone, I can count 12 towers, all of which are at least 130 m tall, they have been built...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    Some pictures from my 20th floor balcony at 77 Howard St., each towers distinctive floor plate now evident...they start at 5am, and go until 8 pm every day, so much for sleep, but it’s a rare opportunity to watch a project grow right below you. Soon, I’ll have to look up, and thankfully, they...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Briefly walked past the site today, saw a few workers doing something, but I was in a big hurry so I couldn’t stop. I don’t mean to sound like a troll, but please, let’s set aside the bloody virus, and get back to what this site is supposed to be all about. Does anybody know what those workers...
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    Toronto | Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140.2m | 32s | Brookfield Property | KPMB

    Why must everybody always compare Toronto to New York City? It’s absolutely pointless, we are our own unique city, different than New York City, Chicago, LA, and any other major world city. We will never be any other city, and for the life of me I can’t understand why people insist upon using...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    Here’s where the site prep is at as of today...
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    Yonge/Bloor area growth

    just a quick post to show the incredible pace at which the city is growing. I took these pictures from my north facing 20th floor balcony at 77 Howard Street (at Bloor and Parliment). We moved here in 2008, the bulk of the towers are to the left, and 90% of the tallest ones weren’t there when we...
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    Toronto | The Selby | 165.5m | 50s | Tricon | bKL Architecture

    Just an update from today...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    I live at 77 Howard Street, on the 20th floor, north facing side, literally right across the street from this project, which will destroy my view and block our sun...up until a week ago, the land has been used as a staging area and parking lot for the construction workers for The Selby, but...
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    New world trade centre for Downtown Toronto?

    Yes it does, but I’m referring to a real world trade centre. Many cities in the world have a world trade centre, and are usually a landmark structure like the one in NYC, click the link below to see what I’m referring to, http://wtctoronto.com/
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    New world trade centre for Downtown Toronto?

    Forgive me if this has already been brought up, I’ve searched various forums, and I haven’t found anything about this, but happened upon it reading the Globe and Mail, just click on the link below to see what I’m talking about. It sounds like a very exciting and challenging project, just curious...
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    Toronto | The Selby | 165.5m | 50s | Tricon | bKL Architecture

    It's a far cry from the bright orange brick in the original proposal, but agreed, grey = blah, and the hoarding material made to resemble red brick seems anything but, depending on the sun or darkness. I'd go as far to say it changes colours from a dark red to grey, and everything else in...
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    Toronto | The Selby | 165.5m | 50s | Tricon | bKL Architecture

    Just took this today from the 20th floor on Howard street....the faux brick hoarding? Personally, not liking what I'm seeing, and it's only half way up, and it will also block my afternoon sun in the spring and the fall, not happy, but am liking the new skyline, when I moved in here, in 2008...
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    Toronto | Burke Condominiums | 163.97m | 53s | Concert | IBI Group

    Knowing my luck, I'll end up with yet another "Spanky". Many years ago I lived at 33 Wood street (built right beside Maple Leaf Gardens), facing north, on the 24th floor, and had many buildings in my view, but the one closest to my balcony? Being in the gay community, many guys aren't shy about...

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