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    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    Nowhere close to done, but thank you Westbank.
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    Toronto | Fleur Condos | 85.34m | 29s | Menkes | a—A

    Love the public art piece. Suits that spot perfectly and much better than the usual rubbish developers install.
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    Toronto | Block 8 West Don Lands | 89.61m | 26s | Dream | COBE Architects

    If this is the standard we can reach with 30% of the units subsidized it's a model we need to replicate. This looks very good.
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    Perhaps we should see what the Yonge Street pedestrianization and upgrade looks like first. There's no point putting a tree in if it's only going to get ripped out 3-5 years later.
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    Exactly what I was hoping someone would chime in with. The Yonge Street re-design can't happen soon enough. Vehicle capacity is essentially 1 lane in each direction already as some drivers take an entire lane of traffic so they can run into stores, cafes, etc. I suppose some will still...
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    Toronto | Social at Church + Dundas | 164.89m | 52s | Pemberton | RAW Design

    I suspect they'll use the same cheap looking glass balcony panels we see all over the city. Time and Space is Permberton and probably a good indication of the quality we'll see here.
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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    How on earth is it baseless? It's based on the observation of green spaces and parkettes built in Canadian cities the last 15-20 years, not this one in isolation. It's also based on studies conducted on the effects of electronic graphics on brain function and biology. Studies timed how long...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Yes, it's a bit of a let down compared to Berczy Park's water fountain.
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    It held out some promise but the the end product looks awfully cheap.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Science Centre Station | ?m | 2s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    Most downtown folk walk more than 4 minutes to the nearest station. In the suburbs it's MUCH further. Are people really getting that lazy and fragile that they can't go 4 minutes in weather? It's water, not lava. And we live in Toronto, not the North Pole.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Its primary purpose is to be used for sports not to be admired from a distance. As someone who uses both types of sports surfaces, field turf is preferable to grass. It's a safer surface, more practical, usable for more months each year, and costs less to keep in good condition. Hopefully...
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    Toronto | The Stack at Bayview | 28.95m | 7s | The Brown Group | Kohn

    Buried electrical + attractive lamp posts and this will become a decent looking block. The sidewalk width is a little tight but the landscaping between it and the road saves it.
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    Toronto | 355 Sherbourne | 42.08m | 12s | United Property Resource Corporation | KPMB

    It's so much better than what's there now. Those additions to the church look clumsy and take away from the beauty of the original structure. This will eliminate those add-ons, create a much wider public realm between the church and road while animating what was a bit of a dead zone. A win...
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    Toronto | Garden District Condos | 99.97m | 32s | Hyde Park | architectsAlliance

    It's interesting how these 'filler' condos are breathing some life into sleepy lifeless side streets. This stretch of Shuter between Jarvis and Yonge is starting to look far less desolate.
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Yes, both the new logo and the diamond pattern on the building seem to be a nod to CIBC's old corporate logos from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.