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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    I agree with the amazingness of the towers, and also with most of the gripes (and even more of them, since I live here). The biggest one for me in terms of appearance is the LED lighting, which is a fail. Many fixtures have been misaligned due to snow or ice or just being poorly installed, so...
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    Toronto | OVO Athletic Centre | ?m | 2s | MLSE | Baldwin & Franklin

    This site needs an And1 button.
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    Toronto | BMO Field Renovations | ?m | ?s | MLSE | Gensler

    Am I the only one thinking it's a bit odd to not have a single diagonal support for the whole upper deck? Not that we get quakes or anything, but with thousands of fans possibly moving around, even some tension cables running up to those corners would provide some lateral resistance...
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    Toronto | St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler

    The designer called Bernier "really manly"... I guess the definition of that has changed lately.
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    Spectrum Square Office Pk (Mississauga, Eglinton/Spectrum Way, HOOPP, 1.1m ft2, &co)

    Hi Tuscani. Tried to send you a reply PM but your mailbox is apparently full and rejecting anything new.
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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    Spectacular photo Jasonzed. I hope you don't mind that I shared that on facebook (with full credit to you). Also interesting is that you can see how Burnhamthorpe's street lighting is the newer cool white LED type, compared to the orangey sodium lighting on other major streets.
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    Toronto | Erin Mills Town Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | 20VIC Management | MMC Architecture

    Will they have Jodie Foster for the grand re-opening?
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    The gap at Absolute is large enough for a beer bottle to roll through - found that out the hard way. Living on the 31st floor and finding a smashed beer bottle on your balcony makes you scratch your head, to say the least. I can only imagine being on 50 or 80 and finding the same thing -...
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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    More shots, though not with a great camera (my phone) and not from great angles, looking from the parking gates. Will try to get better ones from more distant angles later, or over the weekend.
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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    Saw this on Monday night coming home. The colors were slowly fading through some blue-teal-violet shades, water-like in a way. It almost looks internally illuminated through frosted glass, though we know that's not the case. It think it would be easily visible from downtown or across the...
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    Toronto | Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto | 159.71m | 45s | GWL | KPMB

    It would have been a simple thing to backlight all those random little white panels, which would make for a very striking use of accent lighting. With addressing, they can even twinkle or animate in a subtle way, or dim to suit different times of day. I'm not saying they did this - just what...
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    Toronto | BMO Field Renovations | ?m | ?s | MLSE | Gensler

    While it would be nice to have some physical separation and do something in Kitchener, London or Windsor, the place that makes the most sense is Mississauga. It's the 6th largest city in the country, has a large corporate base, is basically smack dab in the middle of the 7+ million people in...
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    Toronto | BMO Field Renovations | ?m | ?s | MLSE | Gensler

    Simply mirroring the stacked west-side stands would increase capacity to about 28,000. Having the yellow sections as retractable seats for football would bring that back down to about 23,000 - which is too little to bother with the multi-million dollar changes. Adding either additional...
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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    It's actually all LED lighting, just a poor choice in color temperature. Same color as the stuff in the coves in the ground floor ceiling coves. Probably around 6500K, which is too cold/blue. Yeah, I pretty much agree. At least for now. There was a family with 4 kids in there when I went...
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    Toronto | BMO Field Renovations | ?m | ?s | MLSE | Gensler

    The thinking is that by adding teams, they would simplify the schedule to play all conference teams twice, the others once = 28 games. This allows a little more flexibility for the non-league games to mixed into the schedule.
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    Toronto | BMO Field Renovations | ?m | ?s | MLSE | Gensler

    It also has something to do with the number of games and cost of tickets. It's easier to get 20k fans out to 17 TFC home games at a cost of $40 than it is to get 20k fans out to 41 Raptor home games at a cost of $80 a ticket. Soccer does have that in its favor, and football even more so...
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    Toronto | Absolute World | 169.77m | 56s | Cityzen | MAD architects

    I took some shots of the lounge and came here to post them, but will instead tuck my tail between my legs and let your far more professional looking photos be what everyone gets to see. The pictures don't do a good job of conveying the lighting, though, and I feel they are using the wrong...
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    Mississauga (non-mall) Retail

    This is awesome. I go to the Esplanade and Queensway locations to catch live bands, but having a feeling the MCC location will be very, very busy. Best of all, there is not a location that could be closer to home for me - being across the street and through a little bit of parking. I have...
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    Toronto | Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    I have concerns about the width of the roadway where it curves from Rathburn to the eastbound route along the 403. In straight runs, buses don't need any more than a regular lane width but going around a curve, their length requires a slightly wider lane. Add in the fact that it's a somewhat...