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    76 Adelaide Street West (?, ?s, WZMH Architects)

    I agree that Council has them overworked doing meaningless batch listings, but this is a clearly-significant mid-century building that has fallen through the cracks. They've been talking for years about improving coordination between heritage evaluation and building permit issuance to prevent...
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    76 Adelaide Street West (?, ?s, WZMH Architects)

    This is absolute bullsh*t - Heritage Preservation Services asleep at the wheel, once again.
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    Toronto | Eighty One Wellesley | 97.53m | 28s | Aragon Properties | Core Architects

    I may be in the minority here but for me, this building reinforces the low to mid-rise scale of the Village, particularly when looking north from around Alexander. It frames/encloses the Church streetscape in an interesting way that we don't see alot in Toronto. And I think the white cladding...
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    Toronto | 210 Bloor West | 111.25m | 29s | Tribute | Core Architects

    It is very satisfying to see the East Annex Condominium Association (a breathtakingly hypocritical residents' association comprised of several planning and development industry folks who live in new condo towers like 1 Bedford, Museum House, and Exhibit) lose after shelling out for a lawyer and...
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    Toronto | Church and Wellesley | 140.81m | 39s | ONE Properties | 3XN

    Good riddance! Terrible proposal. However, not looking forward to that corner languishing and rotting for the next decade a la Giraffe...
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    Toronto | Hudson Toronto Hotel | 45.72m | 14s | Niche | a—A

    Remember that: 1) There was an as-of-right approval for a 10-storey building on this property dating back to 2005 (which did not involve conserving the existing buildings). 2) These buildings had no heritage status when the current development application was submitted. The Clergy Principle...
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    Toronto | Burke Condominiums | 163.4m | 53s | Concert | IBI Group

    It was in terrible shape, even before Lanterra (?) purchased, upzoned and flipped the North St. James Town lands. Part of the overall deal with the City to retain the other heritage buildings along Howard and at the corner of Sherbourne/Howard was that the applicant was allowed to demolish 4...
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    Toronto | Burke Condominiums | 163.4m | 53s | Concert | IBI Group

    The house at 4 Howard Street has been demolished - quite unfortunate that it could not be integrated within the development.
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    Toronto | The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | IBI Group

    Crane is gone! The tower is rising pretty quickly now. Looking forward to seeing how the Selby forecourt comes together, hopefully it will somewhat redeem this otherwise very bland building.
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    225 Brunswick Ave (Kopas Developments, 4s, Suulin Architects)

    Wonder if these wacky neighbours will appeal to TLAB. Never underestimate a bored geriatric scorned.
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    Toronto | 1540 Bloor West | 86.35m | 27s | Trinity Group | IBI Group

    Disgraceful bargain-basement "design" from IBI - the Wal-Mart of local architectural firms.
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    Toronto | Bianca Condos | 37.79m | 9s | Tridel | Teeple Architects

    Just checked the project website out of curiosity... great looking building, but very pricey units (around $1,200 psf - is that normal for preconstruction now!?). $1.395M to live in this north-facing interior-corner unit cave!! 😐
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    Toronto | The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | IBI Group

    Hotel portion is almost fully clad and they have started installing cladding on the tower.
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    Toronto | The Gloucester on Yonge | 147.82m | 44s | Concord Adex | a—A

    That stupid faux brick building at the southwest corner is a powerful testament to the absurdity of Heritage Planning in Toronto, who insisted on it being included. What rational person would ever think that that was a superior outcome to just extending the rest of the new podium around this...
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    Toronto | The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | IBI Group

    My verdict on the cladding: could be better, could be worse.