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    Toronto | The Pemberton | 215.79m | 68s | Pemberton | a—A

    Yes. It can protect purchasers of other projects by the same developer as well, as one bad project has limited ability to take down an entire company.
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    Toronto | Artistry Condos | 103.5m | 29s | Tribute | Graziani + Corazza

    Talk about making an entrance for a first post. It is probably for the best that you did not have the opportunity to argue against this proposal due to the presence of construction noise and you losing your view. Given the developer behind this and the strength of the market I think it is almost...
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    Building enclosed rooms on large balcony -- possible or not?

    Mattamys Cornell Condominiums in Markham had Lumon enclosures on a majority of its units. To my knowledge it was the first new build in Ontario to feature this product, with it being quite popular in British Columbia and obviously Scandanavia. I also don't believe it impacted the GFA of the...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Does anyone know what the undersides of the balconies are? Is it painted with grid lines, or is it enclosed with a panel system?
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    ZIGG Condos | 43m | 11s | Madison Group | Kirkor Architects COMPLETE

    It's a great product, from my experience it has been relatively cost effective and easy to install. Hoping to see more of it on projects in Toronto, it adds some much needed colour/variation to the standard window wall cladding.
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    I can only speak from my experience working at a commercial nursery and anecdotal opinions, I have no formal education behind any of this. A majority of all bare root stock and smaller saplings we planted out in our fields, came from BC. We assumed that roughly 30% of all BC plantings would die...
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    I could not agree more with you in regards to the Norway Maple, its issue are multifaceted. Its overtly shady canopy and thick root system that create dark mud laden area surrounding it are bad enough. Acknowledging its relatively short lifespan of roughly 60 years in our region that culminates...
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    Although I am in agreement with the beauty of its large heart shaped leaves and showy white flowers, its brittle wood in ice/wind storms and messy pods make it a hard sell as a "street tree" in the purest sense to many homeowners. It is best preserved for large parks away from structures and...
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    Vaughan Centre PwC Tower/YMCA/Library | 49.98m | 9s | SmartCentres | Diamond Schmitt COMPLETE

    It's actually a "Hone Outfitters" according to their ill maintained sign.
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    I work at a commercial tree nursery, and I can confirm you hit the nail on the head with that one. You understand how trees function better than 99% of the people I talk to, so I wouldn't stop short of calling you an expert!
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    Holdouts in Toronto

    This is a holdout in Oakville, specifically Bronte that has been unfolding for years. The owner of the Hero Burger building has refused to sell, while various owners of Bronte Village Mall have attempted redevelopment plans. The owner of the Hero Burger building has gone so far to build a...
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    Toronto | Monde | 149.95m | 44s | Great Gulf | Moshe Safdie

    Although different, I think once complete Monde and Aqualina will play off of each other quite nicely, both having a similar white exoskeleton. Heres hoping this turns out a little better than Aqualina though.
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    A Brookfield Financial case study

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