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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    There are knockout panels to the south to allow for a connection to the future Spadina GO station. I guess a mini PATH could get started if anything else nearby wanted direct underground access to the GO station and the Well's amenities, but it would take something like a 500m tunnel to get the...
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    Toronto | 88 North (88 Queen East) | 91m | 27s | St Thomas Dev | IBI Group

    Queen (and Dalhousie) isn't exactly the most glamorous address, either. I mean, I lived in the neighbourhood for years and loved it, but let's not kid ourselves. And with the recent developments to the north I think I'd actually prefer to be on the Shuter side than the Queen side, but maybe...
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    Consolidated 54/55 Division, Housing Now @ TTC Danforth Garage Site

    I'm also in the neighbourhood. The intensification and mixed-income housing is great and I welcome it, but I just hope that the Danforth frontage is appropriately animated. It can't be much worse than what it is, but it's a great opportunity to repair a huge stretch of streetscape. I also see...
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    Toronto | On The Danforth CANCELLED | ?m | 10s | Diam Developments | Onespace

    There's an order to remedy posted on the hoarding. The shoring system is past its design life and they've got an order to make it safe. Not sure if that means reinforcing it, or if they actually need to build out the basement levels. Anyone know more?
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    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    If the guys have a party they wouldn't be having it on the roof. The flags look like they're strung up there as a bump line. If you're working at heights and can't put up safety fences around the edge you need to string out a rope or flags or something a few feet back from the edge so that...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Mount Dennis Station and EMSF | ?m | 3s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    I wonder if any of these facilities might be of use in advance of the LRT opening. The bus terminal at Mt Dennis looks like it's on pace to be complete well before the rest of the station, and with so many routes connecting to it it might be nice to have open.
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    Toronto | Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140m | 32s | Brookfield Property | KPMB

    I only noticed now that that crane is sitting on top of a beam. Rationally I know that's not really all that different from a tower crane being held up by a floor slab, but I'm still impressed by it
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 171m | 52s | Lanterra | architectsAlliance

    That's interesting that they're leaving space between the strips of curtainwall. Anyone know how that's being finished? The renders almost suggest a double skin facade, with perhaps those gaps remaining for some passive ventilation of the garage?
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    Toronto | Theory Condos | 102m | 30s | Parallax | IBI Group

    It's the way the volumes are broken up. Those four-storey tall volumes of clear/blue glass are interrupted up by the bands of lighter grey spandrel between floors. The grey "cut-outs" look weird because they're flush to the rest of the wall and not inset. It also really bugs me that the cut-outs...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | architectsAlliance

    I'm interested to see the forms off the end of the building get stripped. I haven't been able to get a sense of what the cantilever and those supporting columns are going to look like. The renderings made them seem like they might be a little cramped. Hoping that there's some space to let that...
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    Toronto | Theory Condos | 102m | 30s | Parallax | IBI Group

    It looks less bad now that more of it is up, but there's something about it that just doesn't work. I don't like it, but I think it beats CampusOne and Design Haus. Though that has more to do with CampusOne and Design Haus than is does with Theory.
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    172 Harbord ( 2 storey addition )

    All of that to add a single-family dwelling? Really? For what the land + construction has to cost, I'm amazed that someone with that kind of money wouldn't rather spend it on one of the side streets nearby to restore one of those nice old houses into a little sanctuary that isn't plunked on top...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.44m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Even if this does get caught up in the shutdown it's going to go up fast when work starts up. That's not going to take them long to stand those columns, so we'll see it jump three floors in a matter of days.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    The commercial tower was being made safe today, but there's a lot of uncertainty around what happens next
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    They're not going to do the bottom-most run of cladding until they get the sidewalks finished. Why put granite or flashing or whatnot if they know they're coming in with a bobcat shortly to tear out the surrounding material?