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  1. Vanalla

    Toronto Concord Canada House | 231.97m | 74s | Concord Adex | Arcadis

    Also prevents the building from looking too much like a zipper. streamlines the façade. I don't mind the balconies jutting out, but they're present on just about every single building in this city and gets kinda tired. Good to see some variance.
  2. Vanalla

    Toronto The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Guesstimating, but I'd wager the building's final height sits somewhere around the 30s mark of that video. Really cool shot from their marketing team.
  3. Vanalla

    Toronto 545 Lake Shore West | 72.75m | 21s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    The tower is bad, but the pedestrian engagement looks like they're at least trying. It will come down to the tenant mix whether this block comes alive or not. Hopefully we won't get the standard Toronto Condo Retailer's Delight mix of Shoppers/Rexall, dentist, and bank branch. This level of...
  4. Vanalla

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

    The 'Managing Director' building: expensive looking, slight bulge in the middle, decisions made inside it include governing how much money you'll retire with.
  5. Vanalla

    Toronto Concord Canada House | 231.97m | 74s | Concord Adex | Arcadis

    It's completely kitsch of me to love the idea, but featuring a massive maple leaf, the symbol of our country, in the postcard view of our waterfront seems like an awesome differentiator for us. The only globally known identifier of Toronto is the CN Tower.
  6. Vanalla

    Toronto CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Wow, thank you for the mention! I can't express the number of times I've sat on/behind a GO bus on Lakeshore, grumbling to myself about how much better the system could have been with dedicated ramps, especially after having ridden through better-planned stations such as NYC's Port Authority...
  7. Vanalla

    Toronto St Lawrence Market North | 25.3m | 5s | City of Toronto | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    🎶 When the pattern hits your eye 🎶 like some glass that's 2-ply 🎶 That's a Moiré....
  8. Vanalla

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

    I believe the shadowboxes may all be green - we're just seeing a lot more sky on the ones angled upward, thus the green is hidden. It's also not intentionally green - just a physical property of glass.
  9. Vanalla

    Toronto Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    The pattern kinda makes me think this building got 300 kills with the FAMAS in Call of Duty. *Digital Camo Unlocked* On that note, I envy how London has fun names for their architectural oddities (The Shard, Gherkin, Walkie Talkie etc). Petition to name this one "The Cows"
  10. Vanalla

    Toronto Quayside | ?m | ?s | Dream | David Adjaye

    The Timber House is a wonderful design. Am I the only one who thought of Iroquois Haudenosaunee architecture? Especially with the timber frame design choices? I'm really hoping the developers can leverage that to get this built, if anything for some positive representation. Hopefully the notion...
  11. Vanalla

    Toronto Bellwoods House | 45.5m | 13s | Republic | IBI Group

    Best I can do is a Rexall and a dentist.
  12. Vanalla

    Toronto Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140.2m | 32s | Brookfield | KPMB

    It also gives the optical illusion that Scotiabank North is 3x as wide as it really is, due to the reflections of the towers. Honestly, it's a really classy complex. It's not architecturally loud, but rides the line of visual interest to the architecture nerds like us but completely blends in to...
  13. Vanalla

    Toronto CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    I'd go so far as to wager that CIBC has had their hand in the design of the building for quite some time, working collaboratively with Hines at a confidential level before any lease agreement was ever announced. These types of rebrands at this scale of retail and presence are typically in the...
  14. Vanalla

    Toronto Concord Sky | 299m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Some say that if you look in the dictionary for 'Delusions of Grandeur' the Concord Adex logo is right next to it... Time Warner Centre and the TransAmerica Pyramid, dear lord. neither of these developments are anything like this. Which copywriter that hasn't spent a minute in development came...
  15. Vanalla

    Toronto PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Nothing animates a streetscape more economically efficiently than a restaurant patio. This is a pretty ideal site for one, and it confounds me that pinnacle decided to go with 'random corporate "art"'. Overall, this development is founded on great ideas, but upon inspecting the details (south...
  16. Vanalla

    Toronto CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Photo credit @sammmy... is that a building footprint I spy?
  17. Vanalla

    Toronto The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    In my experience working with retail tenants, location preference is usually based solely on amount of foot traffic per day and then access to loading areas, in that order. YMMV though. Every company has different real estate goals.
  18. Vanalla

    Toronto 25 St Mary | 204m | 59s | Tenblock | gh3

    gh3 are making really great work these days, and this building is full of influences from them. The scallops are almost reminiscent of a lot of the PoMo architecture Toronto midrises have, especially in the Annex and this area. Really nice throwback, and if executed well could look very...
  19. Vanalla

    Toronto PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Ballroom, Jack Astors, Fifth Social Club and some others banded together during the first reopening last summer to provide a Tapas-like restaurant patio with 'food trucks' from each restaurant to socially distanced groups in that parking lot. They were very much figuring it out last summer...