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    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    My understanding is that Promontory Park North isn't funded, but that's intentional - the plan is to build it using section 37 funds from the developments that are built on Villiers Island. But they already created the design for it along with the rest of the funded part of the Lower Don plans...
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    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | architectsAlliance

    Agree street level needs a lot of work. For the longest time I walked by here and had no idea it was part of Market Wharf because it looked so shabby and uninspired. Filling it with tenants would be nice, but it needs more than that.
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    Toronto | KING Toronto | 57.6m | 16s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    I suspect the vines will be maintained by the condo corp. However after seeing the quality of the mock-ups, I couldn't care less about the vines - this will look awesome regardless of how much or little greenery there is.
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 230.11m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    Balcony cladding is going up now. Almost the entire first tower floor of the eastern building has it. Looks the same as the test panels - black, grey, and white. The black in particular looks sharp. Though I'm still nervous that this could look like a mess given the hectic-ness of the pattern...
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    Toronto | Time and Space Condos | 101.8m | 29s | Pemberton | Wallman Architects

    It's not good, but the cladding saves it from being a disaster at least. My worry is that, based on the renders, as the building rises the cladding disappears, in which case it'll just be a mess of window wall and spandrel.
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Additional rendering in the Globe I haven't seen elsewhere yet.
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    It seems that the parking lots are being retained. Hopefully that changes - I gotta believe there's a business case to bury them by digging down one level and putting something on top. Please, please get rid of the above-ground parking lots.
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 230.11m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    Part of me hopes the pink flooring shown in some of the pictures is permanent - fits with the Sugar Wharf marketing and is a great colour pop that I wish Menkes had leaned into more here - but I'm assuming the construction material just happens to be pink.
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    Toronto | L-Tower | 204.82m | 58s | Cityzen | Daniel Libeskind

    Wow, I wonder if the counterweight (the part that fell) ever goes over the edge or if it always stays over the roof/maintenance floors by design. This is bad, but if that counterweight had of dropped the whole way (possibly hitting the side of the building on the way down) it could have been an...
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    While it's clear the person telling you it was illegal to take pictures was wrong, I'm curious if anyone has an idea as to why workers don't want people taking pictures of their construction site (I've heard of it happening to other UTers at other sites too)? Risk of documenting safety...
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    Toronto | Aquabella at Bayside | 50.9m | 14s | Tridel | 3XN

    Picture I previously took attached - I'm guessing 6-7 trees have this, most of which are covered even more than that picture suggests.
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    Toronto | Aquabella at Bayside | 50.9m | 14s | Tridel | 3XN

    @Northern Light , thanks for your update! I've noticed that the lower branches of numerous trees are covered with white/black bumps - they almost appear to be insect eggs. This is particularly in regard to a handful of the trees that are furthest east along the boardwalk (just before the...
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    Toronto | Esports Performance Venue and Hotel | ?m | 30s | OverActive | Populous

    So sad that DRP shot down something for being too exciting.
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    Toronto | YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (383 Yonge) | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    The wording you're referring to is in a draft order - it's the order that the party is asking the Court to approve/sign. There's no indication on the insolvency proceeding's site that the order has been approved and signed by the Court yet.
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    Toronto | Aquabella at Bayside | 50.9m | 14s | Tridel | 3XN

    Thanks TheSix and WeirdFishes - I can't seem to find the site plan for Aquabella on the development application site, but sounds like the lane within Aitken Place Park is no longer part of the plan, so I'll gladly shelve my disbelief about that (although, hard to believe they even proposed a...