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    Toronto | Taylor, The | 121m | 36s | Tricon House | Diamond Schmitt

    My condolences for your impending loss of your park view. From the placement of the crane from my viewpoint, I'll be losing my prized unobstructed CN Tower view. I may just have to move. How many floors before the setback begins? And is there still another setback? I seem to recall the...
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    Toronto | Waterworks Building Redevelopment | 47.55m | 13s | MOD Developments | Diamond Schmitt

    Hoarding across the park is down. The two doors facing into the park are actually narrower than I expected so I’m not sure if they’ll be a primary way in. I guess they might even be closed and entrances will be along the sides.
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    Toronto | KING Toronto | 57.60m | 16s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    We’ve definitely got ourselves a hole. Shoring us complete around the perimeter of this section of the site (between the old Starbucks and Porchetta).
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    No, they're definitely changing their logo. They submitted the application in January and were recently granted the trademark. https://uspto.report/TM/88744667 It's just a matter of how ostentatious they're going to go with branding the towers. Given the quality of the building itself, I have...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    Anybody know where we're at with the Adelaide bike lane relocation? Over on Richmond, concrete dividers have been installed. Encounters with parked cars are rare. No such luck with Adelaide and its (knocked down) flexiposts.
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Let's not get too overconfident. CIBC can still screw this up...👀
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Thanks for sharing that! It's everything I'd been hoping for. I really dislike CIBC's current logo. It shows acceptance of the mediocre and delegation of a task to someone unsuited for it. It literally looks like it was "designed" by a banker, not a brand designer. This new one pays an homage to...
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    Toronto | Waterworks Building Redevelopment | 47.55m | 13s | MOD Developments | Diamond Schmitt

    Just came across these renderings. Not sure if they’ve been posted yet:
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    It's disappointing that in the most prominent part of the station, walked through by millions a year, shown in every photograph, they had an opportunity for some striking architecture, but they went for this off the shelf Canadian Tire Gazebo* *Some assembly required. Frank Gehry's DZ Bank...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    This rendering is at least a few years old, probably more (time flies). Apple will have a 3000sq/ft outdoor “square” along Yonge and the castagna stone wall would tie the outdoor space into the store. This information discussed with a source familiar with Apple’s plans is being inferred from...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Thanks for your continued updates @Benito. Please keep an eye out for evenly distributed boxes under the Apple Store floor. If we see those, they’ll be for the trees. We might eventually also see plumbing, though that might not happen until after the podium is enclosed.
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I got curious so I dug in to my contacts that helped me break the news on the Apple Eaton Centre. I’ve managed to uncover a few details that’ll help us envision the base of The One. The final design is substantially different than what we’ve seen in the renderings. Not surprising since it’s...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    It’s probably just being used as staging for the work going on at the south side of the site. Rebar is being used to build the ramp and will be needed to construct the eventual roof above the garage. The next stage above ground won’t use rebar (outside a few exceptions with elevator shafts and...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Toronto Life has this closeup rendering of the roof. I don’t think I had seen it in this much detail. I’m getting very curious how the base will look, given that it’ll be designed by Foster for Apple. He’s been using a Castagna Stone extensively in all the flagships. New Apple Store in...
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    Toronto | KING Toronto | 57.60m | 16s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    More excavation. This segment along King between the Porchetta and the old Starbucks is shored.

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