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    Toronto | 150 Redpath Condominiums | 132.28m | 38s | Freed | a—A

    Yes of course. I think the wrapping has been pulled off now on most of the pieces. Work continues around the footings to secure them in place and clean up the pavers surrounding them.
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    Toronto | Church and Wellesley | 95.55m | 28s | ONE Properties | Graziani + Corazza

    The current system is good but there are certain structural issues that make things overly complicated and time consuming. Some tweaks and a couple big moves could have a dramatic impact and actually make the process a whole lot more transparent for both developers and local...
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    Toronto | Bloor & Dufferin | 128.9m | 37s | Hazelview | Turner Fleischer

    I don't think I'd agree. Mid-rises as a product type are riskier to build for a few reasons. First, as a smaller project there is less profit in absolute dollars to be made, and less contingency, and so unforeseen problems have a much greater impact on a mid-rise than a high rise. For...
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    Toronto | Azura Condos | 108.2m | 32s | Capital Developments | IBI Group

    Now 32 floors if mods want to update the thread title.
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    Toronto | Church and Wellesley | 95.55m | 28s | ONE Properties | Graziani + Corazza

    IRR. Time is the biggest killer of development projects. Most investors in development projects today are institutional and they care about meeting an internal rate of return. So a 1 year delay on what should be a 5 year project means the project needs to make 15-20% more profit to deliver...
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    New Bloor CI + Alpha II Alternative School (90 Croatia St, TDSB, 4s, Snyder Architects)

    The province mandates what can be built in new schools and are creating more flexible spaces now to align with changing educational needs. Auditoriums and pools are often the least used facilities (and most expensive) in schools, so they were probably not deemed to be good uses of public money...
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    Toronto | 64 Prince Arthur | 74m | 19s | Adi | CetraRuddy

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this site is located within an apartment neighbourhood. Good news is nobody needs to argue anymore. Sounds like everyone is now on the same page.
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    Toronto | Bloor & Dufferin | 128.9m | 37s | Hazelview | Turner Fleischer

    39 and 40 floors for the tallest towers.
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198.42m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    This is a huge misconception. Profit margins are reflective of risk. Markets with higher risk, tend to have higher profit margins. Markets like Toronto which are constantly growing, and have a lot of sophisticated developers with deep pockets going after fewer and fewer opportunities (lower...
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    Condominium Construction Costs in Toronto?

    A typical mid level condo may cost $225-$255/sq.ft in Gross Construction Area above grade (blended - This includes cost to build parking)
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    What you're referring to are Caisson Walls or Soldier Piles with Lagging. The method used depends on soil type and conditions.
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    Toronto | 155 Redpath Condominiums | 120.39m | 34s | Freed | a—A

    We are making it a priority to bring retail up Redpath and further into the neighbourhood. 155 will have 2 retail units running all the way along the east of Redpath (including a new cafe with a large terrace spilling onto the street), while 150 Redpath will have a large 24 hour diner (with...
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    Toronto | E2 at E Place | 156.56m | 46s | Capital Developments | TACT Architecture

    The site is actually 39-41 Roehampton, with 25 ft of additional land in the rear parking lot of 50 Eglinton. So the brick building at 50 Eglinton will not be touched. This is a partnership between Metropia and Capital Developments. Architect is Tact. The city will have the submission...
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    Toronto | 155 Redpath Condominiums | 120.39m | 34s | Freed | a—A

    We actually did a much different window wall system than is typical. We have no spandrel on this building. What you're seeing on the slab edge is a shadow box design. It's actually the same glass as the rest of the window (which is why as you mentioned, it matches so well). As a result...
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    Toronto | 155 Redpath Condominiums | 120.39m | 34s | Freed | a—A

    One thing we really focused on was minimizing mullions as much as possible with the glazing. A horizontal mullion was removed to create a less busy facade, and we focused on ensuring the details of the window wall were well executed. One detail we're still thinking about are the red accent...
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Something to consider. The land today by any normal stretch is worth about 75 million or so. He's effectively doubling the densities on this land with the proposal, and then some. If he gets this approved, it will probably increase the value of the land to somewhere between 150 and 200...
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    Toronto | Liberty Market Tower | 99.97m | 28s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    There is a transportation study happening in LV to alleviate the congestion along East Liberty. I'm not sure if a final plan has been decided on yet, but it's definitely in the works.
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    Toronto | Liberty Market Tower | 99.97m | 28s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    Asmegin is right. Brazen head will not be touched. This is the south easterly portion of the building and will frame the eastern entrance with lots of additional retail, and office space.
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    Toronto | Sixty Colborne Condos | 82.29m | 25s | Freed | a—A

    Google 40 Bond. It's the same as that, only orange
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    Toronto | Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto | 203.9m | 52s | Lifetime | a—A

    That is true. As far as I've seen, no building has gone so far in terms of quality of materials and finishes than the four seasons. And it's not just the things you see on the outside. The guts of the building (mechanical systems, etc) deserve as much praise as the exterior. There will...