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    Toronto | Minto Yorkville Park Condos | 76m | 25s | Minto Group | IBI Group

    Please top this off quick, I don't want to look at it.
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    Emergency Alert System

    Calling 911 to complain is ridiculous, but so is alerting the entire population because a single person is missing. It certainly motivates me to keep my incompatible Note 4 for as long as possible.
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    Toronto | College Park Revitalization with Barbara Ann Scott Skate Trail | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | RAW Design

    I walked through it this morning, coming from Bay, between College Park and ROCP. Too much concrete, and there is no relatively straight path from there through the park and on to Yonge Street. Hopefully the water feature will work at some point.
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    Toronto | College Park Revitalization with Barbara Ann Scott Skate Trail | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | RAW Design

    Agree with the tag magnet and the lack of trees, but I can't help seeing this as temporary. I saw its previous incarnation (or at least a part of it) being (re)built in 1988 - it is mostly the roof of a parking garage after all.
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    I’m tired of the crazies and lack of civility downtown

    I have lived downtown since 1988 and I can't say the more colourful characters we encounter every day have bothered me. There are citizens like me, they have every right to be here. But I have been bothered, of course. I once gave $10 to a man who was somewhat incoherent and had recent facial...
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    Downtown Grocery Store List (current + proposed)

    Went back to McEwan at Yonge and Bloor to see how it was a couple of months after opening. It was a short visit. I needed, among other things, a pork tenderloin, saw a couple of them visibly drying out in the refrigerator, put my basket back and left empty-handed. If I ate prepared foods I might...
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Over the Rainbow will open at the Manulife Centre on May 16.
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    Toronto | Manulife Centre Podium and Streetscape Renewal | 10m | 2s | Manulife Real Estate | MdeAS Architects

    Manulife is only interested in further monetizing its asset, as it did long ago when it built Bretton's, which later became Indigo, thereby destroying the small park and its water features between the office and residential towers.
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    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I can only dream of having enough money to buy there - but it's definitely status over function. I love cooking and I have more counter space in my 680 sq. ft. apartment than there is in one of their 4,379 sq. ft. suites on the 80th floor. Good luck feeding the 12 people sitting in your 400 sq...
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    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I looked at the pictures of the Ottawa Andaz, and it reminds me a bit of the new Alt+ Hotel Le Germain opened in Brossard QC.
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    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I wouldn't call Andaz a "luxury" hotel. Not on the same level as the condo.
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | architectsAlliance

    Yes - it's hard to predict what could happen, not just noise but how they might obstruct views.
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | architectsAlliance

    So I just noticed that this building is supposed to be clad partly with perforated metal screens. This should prove interesting.
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    Toronto | 55 Eglinton Avenue East | 178m | 50s | State Building Group | Kirkor Architects

    I thought the current building had aged horribly when I started working there... 30 years ago.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    That doesn't sound like a very good idea.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Only a very large development would justify having a terminal station at Ontario Place.
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    Toronto | The United BLDG | 185m | 54s | Davpart | B+H

    I rent office space in a Davpart building and I didn't think they would actually get into the development business and go ahead with this. Looking forward to it.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I tend to avoid it now because it is not frequent enough or too packed south of Bloor, but I think more people would find it convenient if it were more reliable. It is true however that the street is narrower south of Queen and is generally a mess there during rush hour.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    On another subject, considering how urgent it is to build the relief line, it seems to me that the no. 6 bus on Bay St. is underused. I am wondering if using more frequent, articulated buses, and perhaps even adjusting the design of the street or implementing a strictly enforced reserved lane...

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