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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    The facade within Brookfield Place is from the Commercial Bank which stood on Wellington:
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    Toronto | Union Centre | 267m | 52s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    Well, I guess these would never have been approved by the DRP (if there had been one back then):
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    Toronto | Commerce Court 3 | 302m | 64s | QuadReal | Hariri Pontarini

    The problem with the proposal is not the architect or architecture but with the site planning and basic massing of the proposal. Any new replacement tower on the east side of the site should not have been allowed to exceed the existing footprint. End of story. The economic arguments are...
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Look at those trees on St. George! And Queen’s Park West before it became a highway.
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    Toronto | Commerce Court 3 | 302m | 64s | QuadReal | Hariri Pontarini

    The current plan is so flawed. Demolish two I. M. Pei buildings, crowd the most iconic heritage building in the FD and reduce the size of the best urban space in the downtown. How did this application get as far as it did? If at a minimum, Heritage Preservation Services was doing its job, it...
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    Toronto | Waterworks Building Redevelopment | 48m | 13s | MOD Developments | Diamond Schmitt

    What you’re looking at is the YMCA portion of the building:
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    Toronto | Waterworks Building Redevelopment | 48m | 13s | MOD Developments | Diamond Schmitt

    No. There will be a long mezzanine north of the main “nave” of the space (behind the plastic sheeting in the pic above) and a smaller one just inside the Brant Street entrance (last pic) which will accommodate a two-storey restaurant.

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