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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    This two phase reno will finally turn a multi-use stadium into a baseball stadium. Let's give it a chance. The last thing the city// province needs to spend 100s of millions on is a new baseball stadium or the needless ecological impact recycling an impoded stadium because it isn't the best in...
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    The Cats Parkette | ?m | ?s | RioCan | CCxA

    A path to nowhere? Maybe they put down grass until next spring or until the BIG. building is completed in a few years.
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    Toronto | T3 Bayside | 42m | 10s | Hines | 3XN

    Post and beam construction can only be admired by going inside. I like the look of the facade. It harkens back to mid century glass modernism. I don't find the rigid step pattern adds much intrinsic value. It only muddles the clean lines.
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    Toronto | T3 Bayside | 42m | 10s | Hines | 3XN

    I could do without the stepped pattern. Hopefully, they can get the second phase built sooner than later (and the affordable housing building) to complete the block.
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    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Doesn't traffic affect the majority of transit routes in the city? Discouraging car usage by making it impractical with bottlenecks ( a patio in the curb lane of a rush hour route ) or road designs (right hand turn lanes instead of left hand turn lanes on streets with a single traffic lane in...
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    Toronto | Festival Condominiums | ?m | 59s | Menkes | IBI Group

    This isn't being phased? The scale is just incredible.
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Hariri Pontarini is a curtain wall guru. I'm not worried
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    I'm not feeling the pattern and that may have to do with choice of the colours. It's too dark and needs some slightly bolder colouring. This is one where bold can also go bad very fast.
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    Toronto | South Station | 130m | 40s | Devron Developments | 3XN

    GO is the better value heading downtown for this proposed tower. Weston is a community unlike most transit oriented skyscraper subdivisions. I'm still surprised by the quality of this development which will command a high price. All the best to Devron that they don't change the design once they...
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Both 299 and 300.6 are accurate measurements. The ground is not a level plane. Planning is widely considered the more official height. They aren't the best source for measuring a building's height. All they need is a point of reference to do their work. Occasionally, their choice falls below...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Balconies typically have a higher standard finish than the rest of the facade. How many glass residential towers in Toronto have spandrel curtain wall and spandrel free curtain wall like the Melbourne tower?
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    What are the chances Pinnacle will seek to introduce residential by reducing the office space on the south block after these two are built? It'll be at least another 6 years and what if they have no bites on the office space in all that time? They aren't like a pension fund developer that are...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Are height limits that much of an issue in Toronto when skyscraper proposals with 60 or more floors are popping up everywhere? I would say the 9 foot ceiling height is more of an inhibitor for reaching 400 metres than planning. Maximum residential densities is a non starter as well. New York...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Never thought I see a proposal in Toronto eclipse 100 floors. Anything architectural gets included in the official height. Aura's tall parapet is included. The proposed CIBC 3's spire is counted as well.
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    Toronto | The Great Falls | 225m | 60s | 3Bridges | Hariri Pontarini

    Every single one of these Niagara Falls proposals is seeking out an international equity partner. This article is the best in marketing fluff. Any truth to being Dubai fanboys comes across as amateurish. Why would you limit yourself to a handful of local developers in Dubai? Sobha is very...

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