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  1. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    It is a natural consequence of urban development. Not really that different from Yorkville/Annex in Toronto. I used to live on Lowther and Bedford where there are tons of two story homes in the shadows of high rise buildings.
  2. K

    Pinnacle Uptown: Perla Towers (? Four Springs Ave, Pinnacle International, 34s + 15s, ?)

    They will probably be registered as independent condo corporations so they don’t need to register at the same time. If they share facilities, they will work out an agreement on how to share the cost.
  3. K

    Toronto | Exchange District Condos | 232m | 72s | Camrost-Felcorp | IBI Group

    Considering that the building is at least 50 years old, the steel looks in great shape.
  4. K

    Toronto | Exchange District Condos | 232m | 72s | Camrost-Felcorp | IBI Group

    I imagine a couple of reasons in addition to the cost of preserving all or parts of the structure: (1) there is probably no underground parking and (2) the location of the building may not make it ideal to build 4 towers on the site. So I guess it all all boils down to cost.
  5. K

    Toronto | Exchange District Condos | 232m | 72s | Camrost-Felcorp | IBI Group

    They stripped down almost the entire outer shell in just a couple of days. There has to be lots of value in those steel beams and thus the choice of demolition method.
  6. K

    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I agree though I do worry about air conditioning. They mix circulated air with air from outside and all units are supposed to have filters in the intake outlets but I don’t know how effective they are.
  7. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    Drum is talking about typical shoring where drill boreholes are filled with steel beams and concrete. This technique was not used with M1 and M2 since bedrock in those locations is only few feet under the top soil.
  8. K

    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Let’s use the same materials and execution of CIBC Square, resulting in the cheapest unit in this condo building selling for $5m and then complain about housing affordability in the city. /s
  9. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    That portion of the site is being used by the company constructing the Burnhamthorpe water main project. The “pool” is water waste from hydraulic drilling machines used along many points of the project. More info about the project Here
  10. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    So it looks like they need to use piles after all, maybe only in parts of the dig.
  11. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    Back to digging. Concrete pouring for both M1 and M2 in the background.
  12. K

    Toronto | M3 at M City | 260m | 77s | Rogers Real Estate | IBI Group

    After a break for more than a week, they started excavating the western side of the lot. Not clear if it is part of the same dig.
  13. K

    Toronto | M1 & M2 at M City | 198m | 60s | Rogers Real Estate | Core Architects

    I have seen few of them in Mississauga (one was going relatively very fast.) I suppose you would treat them like cyclists but it was unnerving driving next to them as they could be erratic or still learning.
  14. K

    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I am guessing it could be because all modern construction is aided by GNSS/GPS based instruments which are probably calibrated against a standard vertical position. The so called mean sea level, MSL, is a standard geo vertical model which itself is defined in terms of GNSS measurements.
  15. K

    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    I don’t remember seeing school buses making stops on Hurontario although I admit I don’t travel its entire length during school bus times.

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