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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    That's going above and beyond. The context is pretty obvious and the overreaction to it is typical. This is benign. Women know men of all ages look at porn. The underhanded double standard is far more inhibiting and sexist and has little to do with exploitation. As an example, an assertive man...
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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    Calm down. I said it's inappropriate. All I said is women experience much worse and usually from other women; older women. This is nothing. It's not personal like an attack on a person's character over some enduring double standard. I still don't agree with buildup's generation.
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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    It's inappropriate as there could be women walking through there. Women must endure a lot more than some provocative photos in just about any workplace. Few would be offended by some sunshine girls.
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    Toronto | Social at Church + Dundas | 165m | 52s | Pemberton | RAW Design

    Funny you mentioned Chicago. The block after block of bland (parking) podiums containing the same chain stores over and over is the reason for my concerns with the direction development like this is taking Toronto. We are becoming more and more like Chicago without the storied architectural...
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    Toronto | Social at Church + Dundas | 165m | 52s | Pemberton | RAW Design

    A podium befitting of Mississauga, Scarborough, Vaughan, etc. city centres and the crowd rejoices. That is more disconcerting than the neglected buildings flushed away. There were salvageable buildings among the "filth" that would have given this condo tower's base identity.
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    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That crane is huge! Any reason for a high capacity lifting crane? Is this steel construction?
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 171m | 52s | Lanterra | architectsAlliance

    Take the 345 metre YSL proposal. I didn't see a purpose to building a taller glass podium over top the heritage buildings except for more density and ease of underground parking construction on an already very dense proposal. Other places Torontonians look up to would just build the tall tower...
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 171m | 52s | Lanterra | architectsAlliance

    Building around heritage instead of incorporating facades in half to full block development would have been more effective in provide a downtown experience instead of an anywhere experience. Massey Tower which has a narrow heritage street frontage and is set mainly behind the heritage building...
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 171m | 52s | Lanterra | architectsAlliance

    Ugh. Nothing more annoying than attempting an insightful reply on the redevelopment of Yonge and have it followed up by some juvenile reply. No. You're wrong. I did cover that this block was assembled long before Teahouse and inferred there was nothing worth preserving and has nothing to do...
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    Toronto | 228 Wilson Avenue | 57m | 17s | Verdiroc | CGL Architects

    In my experience, most NIMBYs are involved in all aspects of their community/wards with most of our wards having richer and poorer neighbourhoods. There's no solution to affordable housing in the current real estate climate. Real estate is just too damn expensive and it's now political suicide...
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 171m | 52s | Lanterra | architectsAlliance

    Concerned X10. There is good when heritage blocks can be incorporated (like One Yorkville) providing an awkward but welcoming reprieve from the usual tower on podium with copy and pasted street level retail spaces. However, half or full blocks like this (assembled long before Lanterra was a...
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    Toronto | 24 Mercer | 63m | 17s | Scott Morris | Scott Morris

    Of course. Different jurisdictions have different standards. Some places 3 storeys could be a high rise. I think the US national standard of 75 feet has been revised taller in the last 20 years too. There's no set definition of a high rise in numeric terms but, I don't think that contradicts the...
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    Toronto | 24 Mercer | 63m | 17s | Scott Morris | Scott Morris

    Interesting how 35 metres became the definition when it started as an arbitrary value selected by the first enthusiasts' website site. Fire code, around 75 feet, wasn't chosen because there would have been too many buildings to document. After the fact, they should have gone higher like 50...
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    Toronto | Lillian Park | 85m | 28s | Collecdev | Kohn Shnier

    Context is everything. The area isn't overrun with glass. 44 Dunfield isn't glass. The subway tile pattern gets lost in the random blocks of spandrel glass. I don't see great here.
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    Toronto | E Condos | 196m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    Wow. That can't be real.