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  1. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Richmond Adelaide Centre: EY Tower | 188.05m | 40s | Oxford Properties | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    There is an illuminated Oxford logo on one side of the crane and an illuminated PCL logo on the other. Because they are set out in white, they are very bright at night but barely noticeable during the day (which would seem to defeat the purpose).
  2. OldManKensey

    Toronto | QRC West (Queen Richmond Centre West) | 71.93m | 17s | Allied | Sweeny &Co

    I walked by this project on the weekend. I would descibe them as silvery-grey (metallic), not white. They look pretty terrible. I agree with those who have noted that black would have looked best. I still have high hopes for this project but am somewhat let down that Allied doesn't seem to...
  3. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Yonge & Rich Condominiums | 156.35m | 46s | Great Gulf | a—A

    I haven't gone back through the entire thread, so apologies if someone has already made this point...but "young and rich" has to be the tackiest marketing ploy I've seen yet during Toronto's condo boom. Ick.
  4. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    I used to live in this neighbourhood, and still find myself here often, running errands or walking home. I love using the alleyway in the picture above. Between College and Bloor, it, together with St. Nicholas Street, provides a very fast and interesting walk, while avoiding all of the slower...
  5. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto | 203.9m | 52s | Lifetime | a—A

    After all the money that has been spent on landscaping this courtyard (particularly the patterned paving stones), couldn't they do a little better than the cheap white plastic traffic cones on either side of the fountain? Maybe black wrough-iron with reflective striping? The cones have been...
  6. OldManKensey

    Toronto | RBC WaterPark Place III | 140.2m | 30s | Oxford Properties | WZMH

    The crane appears to be going up today.
  7. OldManKensey

    Toronto | First Canadian Place Rejuvenation | 298.08m | 72s | Brookfield | MdeAS Architects

    I was going to say the exact same thing. The antennae are bothering me more and more.
  8. OldManKensey

    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    Thanks AoD, that sounds very cool (I hadn't caught on to the use of frosted glass in the renderings).
  9. OldManKensey

    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    I was referring to the new steel (eventually glass-clad) "roof" of the new middle portion of the shed, and the new OCAD-like support beams that will hold it up. I wasn't referring to the existing shed on either side (which I understand will be cleaned, etc.) Even if they aren't painted white...
  10. OldManKensey

    GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

    Does anyone know if the support posts and trellis will be painted a lighter colour (white or light grey/silver)? The renders indicated a somewhat lighter strucutre; if the support posts are left their current dark colour (brown or black?) and the trellis is left unpainted, I fear that the...
  11. OldManKensey

    Bloor Annex

    Fanny Chadwicks (corner of Howland and Dupont) is a little bit pricier than Grapefruit Moon but is really delicious. Don't let the corny name mislead you, it's fantastic.
  12. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Thanks AoD, that certainly explains what is going on. I have been excited about this project for years...hopefully this summer we finally see things start to happen!!
  13. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Thanks nfitz, you're entirely correct. Looking back a few posts, I see that this construction has already been well documented and explained - apologies for not noticing. Here's hoping that the revitalization gets started sometime this summer.
  14. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    I happened to be on Queen's Quay this weekend between York and Spadina, and noticed that the TTC have a bulldozer parked on the ROW as well as number of "bundles" of new tracks. This is either very good news (the revitalization is finally getting under way) or very bad news (the TTC will...
  15. OldManKensey

    Toronto | 1233 Queen East | ?m | 8s

    Why are the windows on the new subway cars tinted? I find this a somewhat disconcerting, as it somewhat obscures the view of the station from inside the (brightly lit) car. I wasn't aware that excess sunlight was a problem that needed fixing in a subway car...
  16. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Waterlink at Pier 27 | 43.89m | 14s | Cityzen | a—A

    Does anyone know when the City will begin work on the waterfront promenade along the West and South sides of the project? Presumably that will entail finally evicting Captain John's.
  17. OldManKensey

    Toronto | 50 Bloor Street West | 230.11m | 70s | Morguard Corporation | Pellow + Associates

    I live in the Annex and have a car, but only use it about twice per month - effectively, only for visting my parents in Burlington (where I grew up) and visiting my wife's parents (also in the suburbs). Otherwise, it just sits. Even in winter, I much prefer to walk everywhere or, if the...
  18. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto | 159.71m | 45s | GWL | KPMB

    I walked by earlier this week. The Delta is getting very, very close to ground level in the rear, north-west corner. There is loads of activity on this site, what with three tower cranes. It will be a fun one to watch rise, although I am curious as to how the massive blank wall on west side...
  19. OldManKensey

    Toronto | Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto | 159.71m | 45s | GWL | KPMB

    Driving by this site yesterday on Simcoe, I noticed that a third tower crane has gone up on the Bremner Tower side of the site. I had assumed that this just meant that they wanted to get to grade faster...but now I suspect that it might lend support to the rumour reported by Ramako above.
  20. OldManKensey

    Toronto | St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler

    It looks like the granite sidewalks are going to be a light pink colour. At first I thought that maybe it was going to match the Scotia sidewalks - but I I think that the Scotia sidewalk granite is a darker red. I'm not sure that this will look very good against the grey and black granite of...