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    Toronto | Yonge & Rich Condominiums | 156.35m | 46s | Great Gulf | architectsAlliance

    Are they seriously changing the podiums material from red brick to some splotchy looking black precast. Someone has no taste! Good for them saving a few bucks on a small portion of the building that makes a big impact from street level
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Wouldn't the most obvious way to protect these workers is make it mandatory to wear a mask. The industrial type. I'm sure some of these guys have personal resperators as well. Unless they can't get them due to shortage of supply? The place where I work they've been making it mandatory for the...
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    The seemingly terminal decline of Tim Hortons

    Their coffee is not tasty. Their donuts even at their freshest taste almost stale. And sometimes their timbits are straight out stale out of the store. Go buy Krispy Kreme donut. Eat them the next day, still fresh. Buy a donut at timmies and try it the next day, it will be stale if it didn't...
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    As much as this mall updates. To me it feels not much different then your average large mall in Ontario. For how many people are moving to the city and downtown, I think the city could support expansion upwards. Maybe 3 more floors. Offer different experiences, for example a floor dedicated to...
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    Toronto | 1 Yorkville | 183.18m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    What i meant to say was more of a tint to the glass. Whether it be dark or just more reflective look. Developers in Toronto seem to put up more clear glass condos compared to other cities and really shy away from giving any tint or reflective colour. It could help some of the more cheap looking...
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    Toronto | 1 Yorkville | 183.18m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    Glazed windows may have helped this one as well.
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    If they played a year or two in Montreal and built a simple stadium on top of the existing parking structure would it still cost a billion? Don't think we need a stadium with a roof as a replacement. Play the first couple weeks of the season in warmer climates and then do what the rest of fans...
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    Toronto | Garrison Point | 119m | 35s | Cityzen | Hariri Pontarini

    I like the use of white trim on the building. The cladding on this building is fairly dull and cheap looking but the white cladded part adds some substance to the design. Unless the materials are executed well, this is what alot of buildings in Toronto fail to do by not adding other elements to...
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    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 144m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    I'm getting tired of this white clad trend in Toronto. It's not as bad as blue/green glass. But white is like grey. Don't understand the architects/developers on this choice of white for these columns. Doesn't go with the blue and makes thise building look cold and sterile. If it has a white cap...
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    Toronto | Dundas Square Gardens | 156m | 50s | Gupta | IBI Group

    Cladding looks really nice. Podium looking sharp as well. Very easy on the eyes.
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    The grey mullions on the podium look incomplete as if they should be capped with a differnet colour like black or orange. It's hard to look at. Are they trying to contrast the grey by adding bright orange because to me the coninuation of messy mullions on both colours just all blend...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    I don't know if the city of Tampa even deserves a team, the fans who come out to the games are great but overall there doesn't seem like much interest in the team at all for as long as I can remember. Florida seems to have bad fan support in a lot of differnet sports but teams never leave there...
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    Smart House | 83m | 25s | Urban Capital | architectsAlliance COMPLETE

    I think it looks great. Window wall looks clean with the dark trim. A lot of newer condos in Toronto are very messy interms of window wall. This is spandrelless and uncluttered. Not very cheap looking at all. IMO it fits in well
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    That podium looks like utter trash so far. It's not even a large part of building, but is a main focal point for those walking past. The amount of spandrel, mullions and grey upon grey is overwhelming. Could they not invest a little effort or money on this podium. I'm guessing they just don't...
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    Ten York Street Condos | 224m | 65s | Tridel | Wallman Architects

    I'm surprised not many in this thread show their disappointment towards the podium not living up to its renderings. To me thats the biggest disappointment. The rendering shows angled out glass toward the tip of the wedge and the white vertical pieces in a unique pattern that doesn't go from top...

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