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  1. taal

    Toronto | East Harbour | 214.2m | 65s | Cadillac Fairview | Adamson

    So in case this helps, when you see highly different vacancy numbers being reported keep in mind there are typically two measures utilized: - Vacancy Rates - Total Vacancy Rates (including sublets) So those higher 12%+ vacancy rates for Toronto include sublet space, whereas the much lower 4%...
  2. taal

    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Mount Pleasant Station | ?m | 1s | Metrolinx | NORR

    Sorry if there is a better location for this but whatever happened to the eglinton next (not sure if that's what it was called) proposal in terms of how landscaping will be handled ?
  3. taal

    Pret A Manger coming to Canada!

    pre-made sandwiches ... yum ...
  4. taal

    Toronto | Harbourwalk at Lakeview Village | ?m | 19s | Tridel | a—A

    I have mixed feeling about that building, it looks great from an architecture perspective but I suspect it'll be pretty oppressive from street level.
  5. taal

    Toronto | M2M Condos | 129.9m | 40s | Aoyuan | Wallman Architects

    I have to say, this looks pretty bad, sure the small curtain glass sections is a nice touch but everything else not so much. Azura Condos, just down the street on Doris is so much better all around, using what seems to be much higher quality materials.
  6. taal

    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    Completely agreed, and I made the comment earlier. That 4 story building is pretty terrible. I think many are cutting it slack given the main building, but if it went up as a standalone development I think most wouldn't be happy. I do admit it looks like a completely unrelated building so...
  7. taal

    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | a—A

    I would second this, I've done many insurance renewals and it's never come up, at least not directly, but as you said the auditor will call it out. If a board chooses to not follow the funding plan outlined by the reserve fund study it shows up on the status certificate. Here's the issue most...
  8. taal

    The Beach(es)

    I remember as a kid in high school ages ago, going down here, and I recall kids trying to shoot each other with fireworks, mounted police, arrests : - ), so this is not new. It seems this past weekend was a continuation of that though maybe taken to the next level. I think they need to have a...
  9. taal

    The Beach(es)

    It's like this every year this weekend ... I can show you articles going back decades about similar events on Victoria Day at the beach.
  10. taal

    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | a—A

    Honestly I'd argue in an ideal world both would exists. I've conducted many reserve fund studies as a board member (in multiple buildings) and I'll tell you the accuracy can be questionable at best if the board doesn't have a expertise in the area and isn't intimately familiar with their...
  11. taal

    Toronto | Market Wharf | 110.33m | 33s | Context Development | a—A

    I'm curious, when does the city inspect buildings ? i.e. under what situations ? I ask because while there has been a lot of talk about the lack of reserve fund studies in Florida they do have enforced city led inspections of buildings over 40 years, as far as I'm aware no such thing exists here ?
  12. taal

    Toronto | 307 Lake Shore East | 160.18m | 49s | Plaza Partners | BDP Quadrangle

    It's interesting, I've been to the avondale condos (right beside the 401 near Yonge) and honestly if you don't mind or are used to white noise (and ignoring other potential concerns e.g. pollution) it's actually nice in some ways. Typically less horns or sirens compared to say a busier street.
  13. taal

    Toronto | West Condos | 46.51m | 14s | Aspen Ridge | Core Architects

    This was probably asked earlier but are they restoring the historic building in front as part of this project or is that separate ?
  14. taal

    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    That's fair, it is consistent with what is at least to me, the least remarkable part of the main tower :) I also wonder what purpose it serves, could it have been a parkette instead ? The floor plate doesn't seem much larger then the tower so they could have just added a few floors (I...
  15. taal

    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    While I think the tower is turning out a lot better then I had expected and arguably will likely be the most unique office building in Toronto. I'm really not liking the 5 story addition. It doesn't really fit in with the rest of the tower nor does the glass / framing seem that high quality...
  16. taal

    Toronto | Alexandra Park Revitalization | 53.48m | 15s | TCHC | SvN

    Does anyone know if there are timelines for the plans after mrkt condos ? I wasn't able to find anything online. They seem to be going at a much slower pace when compared to saw regent park ?
  17. taal

    Toronto | 4800 Yonge Street | 168.24m | 49s | Menkes | Arquitectonica

    Thanks for all the details ! So does that imply it's possible they can convert this to a condo or partly a condo down the road ? Pivot Apartments actually looks better than a lot of other modern condos, particularly in the area, while its design isn't anything special, the quality of materials...
  18. taal

    Toronto | 4800 Yonge Street | 168.24m | 49s | Menkes | Arquitectonica

    One thing I'm really surprised by, this is all rental ? Why wouldn't menkes want to sell condos here ? Did this have to be rentals ?
  19. taal

    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    err ok, why the choice of green ? I do like how the heritage component will effectively be framed in though, that's a really nice touch.
  20. taal

    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    That smaller 4 story building on Simcoe was always part of the plan ?

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