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Recent content by Stupidandshallow

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    Toronto | YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (383 Yonge) | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    @ProjectEnd always with the adhominems... I find this a bit rude and mean spirited.... I endeavour to be as well versed and read as you in matters of urban planning and architecture, perhaps only then can I observe, evaluate and digest? Not sure how I've managed to function so far in life...
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    Toronto | YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (383 Yonge) | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    City Council definitely adds to to the challenges of development in this city, and KWT is not crazy about condos/development... This particular item was regarding 7 Dale Ave... 4 storeys, if that's not reasonable then I'm not sure what is....
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198.42m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    This is SO bad. Looking from the east, it's kinda bulky too and I barely notice the white balconies. I'm really surprised that this looks worse than DNA3 -- how did they manage that? Is the spandrel a shade lighter?
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    Toronto | 245 Queen Street East | 94.15m | 25s | ONE Properties | Graziani + Corazza

    Thank goodness this appeal was in before OMB reform (I think?)! Hopefully we'll see something built here... Of course the revised height still isn't satisfactory to the planning department: The application was revised in March 2018 and represents an improvement from the original submission...
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    Regent Park

    No, one of the buildings is TCH (220 Oak St). Or possibly because phases 4 and 5 are going out to tender and Daniels might not be part of the project. Also, I believe some of the residents here will be relocating to the new buildings that will open up this summer/fall.
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    Toronto | The Selby | 165.5m | 50s | Tricon | bKL Architecture

    It looks like the developer wanted to add an illuminated sign to the mechanical penthouse and filed an appeal:
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    Toronto | 663 King West | 66.12m | 17s | TC | Core Architects

    + Increased construction costs. Not to mention recent HCDs, tower separations, and now TO Core (restrictions on net new shadows on parks, requirement of 40% 2+bedrooms in buildings with 80+ units)... Yikes, scary times ahead for housing after this boom. I suspect only the big players will...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    The tallest residential tower is a rental -- so no need for a sales office.
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    Regent Park

    Looks like there will be a public RFP for phase 4 and 5... interesting. I always thought it wasn't optimal to have one developer preside over the entire project.
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    Axiom Condos | 75m | 21s | Greenpark | Kirkor Architects COMPLETE

    What a travesty... it's also unfortunate how these towers meet the street here.
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    Toronto | Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza | 124.96m | 40s | Camrost-Felcorp | WZMH

    wow, I'm at a loss for words here. Surely these units came at a premium and the actual cladding could have reflected that...
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    Toronto | The Pemberton | 215.79m | 68s | Pemberton | a—A

    The video embedded above is from Crestford's official YouTube channel. Hoping for a redesign here. I noticed renderings in the video above that suggests a slight variation on what was previously proposed.
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198.42m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    This is repulsive... However, based on the developer and architecture firm behind this project my expectations were not very high... I expected something between DNA 3 and Lago at the Waterfront.. did either project have this much grey spandrel? DNA3 looks quite dark.
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    Toronto | The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | IBI Group

    The storefronts are all boarded up. However, it looks like the condo is still occupied.
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    Toronto | Oben Flats Sherbourne | 47.6m | 15s | Oben Flats | superkül

    This is heading to the OMB...