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    Toronto | Canary Block Condos | 42m | 12s | DundeeKilmer | KPMB

    I wandered by last week and was so impressed with the way this neighbourhood is developing. It’s a good model worthy of repeating. Wide sidewalks, lots of public art, thoughtful mid rise residences with plenty of street level retail. I LOVE the red railings. Does anyone know if they are...
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    Toronto | 1 Yorkville | 183m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    I like this building but I wish it had the warm brassy color that was suggested in the renderings. I walked by today and noticed that a large area of the street had been torn up and filled with an ashphalt patch rather than replaced with the pavers that had been removed. WTF is it with this...
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 240m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    I worked on the fifth floor of this building for five years in the mid 1980’s. It was a nice building to work in. The studio I worked in was a tan brick loft with wooden beams and floors. I had a clear, westerly view from my large window. At the time there was nothing but parking lots as far as...
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    Toronto | Auberge On The Park | ?m | 45s | Tridel | Graziani + Corazza

    My eyes just got punched in the stomach.
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    Toronto | Massey Tower Condos | 207m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    I like the white spandrel you’ve applied Lashlan Holmes. I also agree with The Six’s comments regarding the dull north face. It looks oppressive and it abandons the vernacular of the other three sides.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations and Cultures | ?m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    I’m not crazy about the large blank wall on the 4th (5th?) story.
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    Regent Park Phase 3

    The Star article states that the final stages (4 and 5) will take 10 to 15 years to complete. This has to be a mistake. The entire project was originally slated to take 12 years to complete. It’s now been in construction for 12 years with roughly 70% of the old Regent Park site replaced or under...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Those elevator columns are massive. Makes sense for an office building. The engineering and buildout methods are old school and very efficient. Very different, in nearly every way, than “The One” at Yonge and Bloor..
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    Toronto | Bay Adelaide Centre North | 140m | 32s | Brookfield Property | KPMB

    There’s no “there” “there”. If I were king of the forest I would ban the construction of glass boxes in T.O.
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    W.K. Lis, I realize the new Ellington LRT will make it much easier to get to the Science Centre and also to the Aga Khan museum but I still think Ontario Place is a better site. The new relief line won’t be completed for at least another decade and the downtown core has so much more to offer...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    My apologies if this has already been discussed. About ten days ago Toronto Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn wrote an intriguing article suggesting that the Ontario Science Centre would do well to move to Ontario Place...
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    Toronto | Halo Residences on Yonge | 131m | 38s | Cresford | architectsAlliance

    I noticed the lack of activity as well but a couple days ago I noticed that the clock tower was moved back south to its original location. I wonder if the slow down has to do with securing the pad that the tower now sits on. It’s a very small sight and until a few days ago the excavator was...
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    Toronto | Massey Tower Condos | 207m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    I agree Kotsky. The north elevation looks pretty grim. Too bad.
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    The decay of downtown Queen Street East

    There have been numerous developments proposed for this area for over a decade. Seems to me that nothing will happen until Moss Park is rebuilt and the Maxwell Meighen flop house is removed which will take many years. It would also be nice if the Feds donated the armoury land to the city but I’m...
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    The decay of downtown Queen Street East

    Hard to believe that I opened this thread 7 years ago and still nothing has happened at Sherbourne and Queen Streets. In fact it’s gotten much worse. Blog TO recently published the following. https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/02/moss-park-toronto/ This intersection is a blight and city hall...

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