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  1. dt_toronto_geek

    UrbanToronto contributor Jasonzed - Jason Zytynsky - has passed away

    Thank you for the info. @Jodiezed, Jason was an enthusiastic member of this community and he’ll very much be missed. I just read now that he passed, I’m so very sad. Most of us here share a real passion for our city, to lose someone who was so active feels like losing a friend.
  2. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | 100 Wellesley East | 38.7m | 11s | CAPREIT | Core Architects

    The render-people have lightened up the brown brick of the exisiting tower considerbly, making it look more like a harmonous add-on, which it's not. There is no twin building down the street, someone in render-land took a photo looking north on Jarvis, reversed it and then pasted it so that it...
  3. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | RioCan Hall | 145.08m | 42s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    It was the world's first commercial laser light IMAX, also 12 channel sound (vs 6 channel). Cinesphere has better sound, IMO, plus they can play both IMAX film and digital, Scotiabank's IMAX projector was pulled when the laser light projectors were installed, so it can only play digital IMAX. I...
  4. dt_toronto_geek

    Church-Wellesley Village

    Signs are up on the wooden hoarding at 501 Church now. It'll be "The Friendly Stranger" cannabis & things, the signs give a number for community members to call if they support, or don't support the zoning for a cannabis shop. It could likely be open in January, and many edibles/drinkables...
  5. dt_toronto_geek

    Clover Hill Park (5 St. Joseph, 0s, NAK Deisgn)

    To avoid Yonge St., Bay Street has become a much more pleasing and engaging street to walk, the sidewalks are much busier too. This more user-friendly green space at the north half looks like a great update.
  6. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | W Hotel Toronto | ?m | 9s | Larco | architectsAlliance

    I lived there in the 80's & 90's, best apartment I ever had, except no balconies. The Concourse was a dump - the retail section at the north/east end was empty for a decade, a dreary food court beyond that and pink & purple neon running along recessed areas of the mall ceiling, when it worked...
  7. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | 33 Bloor East | ?m | 17s | Epic | WZMH

    Old?! I lived across the street when the previous lowrise/subway entrance was demolished and this built, late 80's/early 90's. I guess it is old, and I guess I am too now! This update is sensational, retail can be successful if it caters to all the new apartments and condo residents that are...
  8. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    You are inside my head, I've been thinking that for years. I also think it's time to call the CNE quits. It's become a sad excuse for a kind of rite of passage for young parents to slag their kids around to play mind-numbing games and get onto ancient rides just as my parents did for me & my...
  9. dt_toronto_geek

    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    Wow, it's really turned down then, I thought it was off for the last 3 nights!
  10. dt_toronto_geek

    577 Yonge Street

    I wasn't observant enough to note what bad shape this building's exterior is in. It reminds me of the 571 Jarvis St. mansion, where Casey House expanded to. They pulled off a miracle there, hopefully here too. 571 Jarvis, pre-restoration.
  11. dt_toronto_geek

    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    Yes, a few calls to the Councillor's office will eventually see the screen dimmed after a certain time at night.
  12. dt_toronto_geek

    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    The light is bouncing off the CF building, then boucning off that and creating shadows & flicker on my wall. Blinds closed now, and I'm on Wellesley St.!
  13. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | The Gloucester on Yonge | 147.82m | 44s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Oops! My bad. I mixed up Teahouse at 501 Yonge. Still playing catch-up after being away for a while!
  14. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | The Gloucester on Yonge | 147.82m | 44s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Kudos to Cresford, they are doing really great stuff downtown. The curtainwall looks great here, and I love how they mixed it up with the parking podium.
  15. dt_toronto_geek

    Downtown Yonge

    Yonge Street from about Gerrard to Queen was seedier in the 1970's than the 1980's, but I never felt it to be unsafe, through I was a dumb young teenager in the later 70's. I worked at the Cineplex Eaton Centre for all of 1985. After midnight shows I'd grab a slice from The Big Slice (which...
  16. dt_toronto_geek

    Queen's Park North Revitalization

    Old UT'ers may remember my love for our parks, it's been hell staying out of Queen's Park - but I wanted to experience it once it was done. Alias, I couldn't wait any longer, and I entered yesterday. There's still a lot of fence up, but the improvements are clearly visible. Queen's Park looks...
  17. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | Jac Condos | 108.5m | 34s | Graywood | Turner Fleischer

    Confirmed, the first fire in 2016 didn't finish off the 1865 mansion, the fire overnight did.
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    Toronto | Jac Condos | 108.5m | 34s | Graywood | Turner Fleischer

    Smoke, sparks and some flame seen and lots of fire trucks from my POV. Whenever I walk by I see it's a cinch to get in there, I fear this has been hit, and it's gone. 12:50am. Edit: this is looking south on Jarvis behind the Parkside Student Residence, formally, The Primrose Hotel.
  19. dt_toronto_geek

    Toronto | 572 Church Street | 54.56m | 16s | Fieldgate | TACT Architecture

    This is fine, I like the scale and the setbacks. It'll be a boutique type building, somewhat similar as the Alexus at Alexander & Church.
  20. dt_toronto_geek

    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    Much larger, and so much better than the previous light polluter. Now to get rid of those ridiculous faux fans and then real progress will have been made.

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