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    Toronto | The Taylor | 121m | 36s | Tricon | Diamond Schmitt

    Execution is reminding me a lot of the "Triangle Park" condos at Queen and Abell - here's hoping the interiors and management doesn't follow in their path, same with the fate of their builder.
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Pandemic put a hold on many marketing spends - the rebrand was very likely pushed back several months, complicating the logo install on CIBC square.
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    Toronto | CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | CAMH | KPMB

    So like, are the fins on the north elevation supposed to make us think 'jail'?
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    It's kinda funny, watching an actual game of Monopoly occur in Toronto.
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    Toronto | PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    It's a lot less of an obsession as it is a planning policy - minimum setbacks from property lines vary from 3 to 12 meters, and maximum floorplate of 750 sqm. See the full tall buildings guidebook that shapes Toronto's blandness here...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Yellow in particular - think about when you wear a pair of reflective-tinted yellow sunglasses. The world outside tends to appear... greener. If you've ever been in an office at 200 Bay (RBC) then you'll understand why developers don't do this. Tenants are not attracted to looking out their...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Let's also acknowledge that this building is chasing LEED Platinum certification, and as such the office lights will be kept to timers and sensors with minimal lighting kept on 24/7. Also, construction lights are rarely diffused/covered in any way, and are far harsher than office lights. We'll...
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    Toronto | KING Toronto | 57.6m | 16s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    I just realized that one of the 3D modelers at BIG must play Grand Theft Auto V:
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    Toronto | 1 Yorkville | 183.18m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    I'm going to guess the holy grail of disengaged street level: blocked out windows of a Shoppers, blocked out windows of a dispensary, blocked out windows of an LCBO....
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    Toronto | 65 King Street East | 82.9m | 18s | Carttera | WZMH

    In due time that'll be a lovely, landscaped terrace where young 20-somethings plot new ways to harvest our data...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    How odd might it be to be time-travelled to Toronto from that period and hear someone give directions to a restaurant "South of Front St."
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    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    While that's a fair point, I don't think it's beneficial to the future streetscape of the city (especially a neighbourhood like Southcore that needs public realm activation moreso than others) to dismiss it for not being Yonge and Bloor. Why can't we have more Yonge and Bloor in Toronto?
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    What gets me is the bare wall - there are knock-down areas of that wall that will permit access between the different phases, yes?
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    If there's anything the uber-wealthy will appreciate about this address, it will be a discreet (and discrete) entrance to the lobby. Richard Fuld of Lehman Brothers had the elevator to his office ready and waiting for him when he arrived, and it went straight up without stopping. The rich don't...
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    Toronto | 100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf | 117.34m | 25s | Menkes | B+H

    This tower standing in the midst of the rest of Toronto's condos is what happens when you have that one friend who is really good at wrapping Christmas presents.