News   Mar 01, 2024
 1.9K     4 
News   Mar 01, 2024
 3.7K     0 
News   Mar 01, 2024
 925     0 

Search results

  1. A

    Zoning Reform Ideas

    This is a great idea, and in the long term it will almost inevitably happen. A street of small buildings with mixed uses is a magnet. Kensington and Yorkville are two of the most vital and economically productive places in the whole city. Geary Avenue is heading the same way despite being...
  2. A

    Toronto U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre (Phase 1) | 64.8m | 13s | U of T | Weiss/Manfredi

    With respect, I disagree with @greenleaf about the landscape. It’s a weird configuration: benches that are perpendicular to the sidewalk and crammed quite close to the plantings between them. The benches themselves are also, being made of grey concrete, quite uncomfortable. We’ll see how...
  3. A

    Toronto Bathurst Quay Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | Kearns Mancini

    I'm not sure that a lack of engagement is a problem, but this project is wonderful and I will get to it. Thanks for the suggestion.
  4. A

    New St Lawrence Library (City of Toronto, ?s, ?)

    It’s entirely possible to put a high-rise on the site, and generate enough revenue to make up for extra construction and operating costs. There are precedents in Toronto for every specific point I mention in the piece. It’s not “the library’s site.” It is the city’s site. The argument here...
  5. A

    Toronto Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    The Crystal is getting a renovation. My piece on OpenROM: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-rom-crystal-renovation-design/
  6. A

    Toronto U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre (Phase 1) | 64.8m | 13s | U of T | Weiss/Manfredi

    The two towers will connect at the base. They’re doing the demolition, but haven’t completed design for the second phase yet.
  7. A

    Toronto The James at Scrivener Square | 81.65m | 21s | Tricon | Graziani + Corazza

    Question: did the grapefruits in the courtyard lose their fruitiness?
  8. A

    Toronto 40 Walmer | 116.65m | 35s | 2114778 Ontario Inc | Turner Fleischer

    I have indeed read the report that @Northern Light brought forward, along with all of the major planning reports on the Annex going back to the 1970s. We disagree on the implications.
  9. A

    Toronto 40 Walmer | 116.65m | 35s | 2114778 Ontario Inc | Turner Fleischer

    This is a weird digression @NorthernLight. But absolutely the city can create an HCD that covers a diverse district. They’ve done so with King-Parliament (which was altered at appeal) and King-Spadina (which is under appeal right now). The point I’m trying to make is that a) HCDs now...
  10. A

    Toronto 40 Walmer | 116.65m | 35s | 2114778 Ontario Inc | Turner Fleischer

    Everything in the Annex west of Brunswick is five storeys or less. If an HCD is put in place, it would absolutely impede a taller development on any side street because it wouldn’t “fit.” Even if the city alters its requirements for separation distances and podium-tower form (which it absolutely...
  11. A

    Toronto 40 Walmer | 116.65m | 35s | 2114778 Ontario Inc | Turner Fleischer

    There are a lot of things to say about this proposal, but if “visual and physical impacts on heritage” are enough to stop a building project, then it’s impossible for this area to ever meaningfully intensify. What doesn’t have “visual impacts”? A fourplex, maybe? If this test applies, and the...
  12. A

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

    There is an argument in my piece (which is deeply rooted in an understanding of, and love for, the city) that I hope will earn some discussion. 1970s Reform thinking was focused on protecting house neighbourhoods - assembled sites and “blockbusting” were the enemy. That attitude continues to...
  13. A

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

    My take on The Well is up now: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/gift/5208e122e460c436e748f8b9681c5f871eaf70ef2d7f6d32c0338e8e95eff563/JMFBZCOMURAKPKKCV242GDWYME/
  14. A

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    This is a peer-reviewed paper in an engineering journal.
  15. A

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    For what it’s worth: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-doug-fords-transit-plans-billions-in-waste-bad-for-the-planet/ The paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab442f

Back
Top