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    Toronto | Linx Condominiums | 88.9m | 27s | Tribute | Turner Fleischer

    It doesn't look that bad, so far at least. The precast helps it relate to Main Square across the street, and the stepbacks give it a little visual interest. It's not going to win any design awards, but it's not an unreasonable imposition on Main and Danforth
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    The curtainwall starts on the second floor, partly because of the overhang and partly because the ground floor has those monster panes of glass. So the ground floor panels are mounted to the concrete and need to be thermally isolated, while the second floor panels are mounted to the curtainwall...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    My first thought was that he was thinking OL, but he proceeded to give updates on the Crosstown, OL, Finch West, and B-D extension. I dunno. It seemed weird and unexpected. I only came into the thread to see if anything had been announced. I'm taking his update with a big grain of salt, but I...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    Yeah, it doesn't sound right to me either, but "mobilizing" covers an awful lot of ground, and he could've well been talking about early works at that. "Mobilizing" is basically everything that starts happening the moment the contract is final. I'm well aware it hasn't gone to procurement, but...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    For what it's worth, I was told the rebar contractors were expecting to start mobilizing early 2023, and structural steel was to be going by end of 2023. 8 stops on the extension. No clue if it's correct or if my source had his wires crossed, but he's generally solid on this stuff. I thought...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Not sure if it's panels all the way down or if they're going to have stone pedestals at the bottom of those columns, but they'd probably want to leave the bottom panels off until they're basically finishes the project. Otherwise they'd just get destroyed and need to be replaced anyway
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    What? Balcony guards are way, way, way lower standard finish. On what possible scale would you suggest they're a higher standard? I've installed high end railings and low end railings, and they're pretty much all crap.
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    Toronto | 656 Danforth Avenue | 160.73m | 49s | Del Boca Vista Properties Inc | Studio JCI

    I don't even care if we get 30+ at the intersections. I'd be fine with a consistent 8, maybe 10-12 at the major nodes, but with provisions for useful retail units, 2+ bedrooms in at least 25% of the units, articulated facades, space for patios, and so on. It's not like it's rocket science to...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    I don't disagree with you, but a park like this was either going to be a) a POPS or b) an exclusively private amenity with keycard access for building occupants. There was no possible scenario where we would've gotten this park as a City-owned and operated amenity. I'll take "open to everyone...
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    Toronto | 656 Danforth Avenue | 160.73m | 49s | Del Boca Vista Properties Inc | Studio JCI

    I'd be ok with an 8 storey limit if they turned everything within 75m of Pape or Danforth into 8 storeys as-of-right, including along the sidestreets lined with SFH.
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    It's not a public park, it's a POPS. It's open during business hours.
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    Toronto | Church of Scientology | ?m | 8s

    I noticed they opened a new centre on O'Connor just west of Victoria Park. Probably cheaper real estate out that way
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    There's no single r value for concrete, it's dependent on a bunch of stuff (concrete mix, placement of reinforcing rods, etc). And the r value of concrete doesn't scale linearly. Doubling the thickness doesn't double the r value. Also remember that that column may be 36" face-to-face, but what's...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Reinforced concrete is notorious for thermal bridging. Leaving out that insulation would lead to enormous heating/cooling bills, particularly given that there are enormous metal panels attached to that concrete which transfer tremendous amounts of heat/cold
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Looks like they're expecting curtainwall on site soon. That loading ramp on the NE corner has to be for them to recieve frames.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Those rebar columns also look taller than on the previous floors
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I know at least one trade has today recognized as a stat holiday
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    Toronto | Linx Condominiums | 88.9m | 27s | Tribute | Turner Fleischer

    I didn't realize how large the floor slab is on this one. It's not a svelte building. It's going to go a long way to filling out the Main Square cluster
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Yes, it's a different mix. They also have more and less viscous mixes for getting into denser rebar mats. It's not the same concrete in every truck
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    Toronto | 656 Danforth Avenue | 160.73m | 49s | Del Boca Vista Properties Inc | Studio JCI

    If this building does go ahead, I'd prefer to see the tunnel/station incorporated into it. Or, minimally, give this building a parking reduction in exchange for a transit concourse to improve connectivity to both lines (and, potentially, to allow connections to the other corners when they...

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