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    Toronto | Portland Commons | 71m | 15s | Carttera | Sweeny &Co

    I know it's verboten to say so, but I think based on the renderings this will be a really lovely development. (I have not looked at the site plan however for material choices.)
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    Toronto | Cumberland Square | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    Kingsett has bought up most of downtown Yonge in recent years. They most certainly have the bombs/baseballs to do this if they wanted. i agree with @insertnamehere the income stream makes me think they would build this where they would normally flip to a condo builder. I'm also curious, with...
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    Toronto | Cumberland Square | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    I agree. Is it also possible from those images that they are somewhat placeholders? I mean we don't have the site plan drawings yet do we? Also, could this not be flipped to a different developer, or would Kingsett build this as rentals on their own? I should have asked Jon Love in the...
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    Toronto | Cumberland Square | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    Which engineering issues did you think were impossible? (No need to add the you are so gullible part. I really think that takes away from what many see as your excellent contributions to the forum. Everyone has their expertise in different areas. :) )
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    Toronto | 295 Jarvis Street | 113m | 36s | Minto Group | Core Architects

    ^Liked for the sarcasm.
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    Consolidated 54/55 Division, Housing Now @ TTC Danforth Garage Site

    I live on Bastedo Ave two blocks from this site, and I think this is great. Will wholeheartedly support intensification with mixed income options for my community.
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 307m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Why do you think it looks like it's being dismantled? Perhaps they are just changing the gauge of the driver? (I'm not sure about terminology, but with the permits just actioned, why would they be dismantling?)
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    Toronto | 55 Mercer | 155m | 47s | CentreCourt | IBI Group

    Wayne Gretzky's was an icon? Wayne Gretzky was, but I don't know about the bar with the patio. What makes it iconic? The name?
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    Toronto | Fleur Condos | 85m | 29s | Menkes | architectsAlliance

    I love that limestone, it looks so soft, and balances well with the black cladding. Those two materials don't need to be complete opposites, if that makes sense?
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    Toronto | Downtown Data Centre | ?m | 4s | Urbacon

    It certainly feels like an essential good, although I don't have any idea how close to the cap we are for internet distribution in Toronto. (Not my field.) I have questions about that very interesting looking art installation. I wonder if that moves as you move along the side of the building...
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    Toronto | 120 Church | 149m | 45s | Madison Group | Teeple Architects

    Closed sale as of April 8, 2020. Purchase by Madison for both 114 Church and 59 Richmond. SP: $28,250,000 Purchasers: Madison Group - Developer Source: Realnet Unless I am missing something, it seems the rezoning predated the actual purchase of the lands here, or perhaps the APS was...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Looks awesome, although I still think Scotia is my standout in that pic. I love its northerly profile, esp when you can see a fair chunk of it.
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    Toronto | 2221 Yonge Condos | 193m | 58s | Tower Hill | Pei Partnership

    I suppose this is now solidly the second tallest build in midtown.
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    Toronto | Waterworks Building Redevelopment | 48m | 13s | MOD Developments | Diamond Schmitt

    Interesting, I don't see those shape cues, but I do think the old and new look great together so far. The new part isn't overpowering, which is a problem found on many new builds I think where an old podium is incorporated.