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  1. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    This really struck me from that Hume/Mirvish conversation. Mirvish: “You can’t blame planning. What has happened is that the city doesn’t have the ability to say no and therefore they can’t say yes. And I’ll explain how that works. I want to build a very tall building. TIFF built a tall...
  2. Oliver Tweed

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

    Say what you want about the Trump tower, that is one badass condo.
  3. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto The Pemberton | 215.79m | 68s | Pemberton | a—A

    Does anyone have a ballpark timeline for next steps on this?
  4. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Cumberland Square | 253.92m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    Does this splitting thing have anything to do with the complaint from the Pilot or other concerns with the original proposal? And have they been resolved? I've tried to keep track of this development by reading through past pages, but it's still not clear and I'm wondering if someone would mind...
  5. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Massey Tower Condos | 206.95m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    This is excellent news. One of the most anticipated projects on the go right now. Great for a bunch of reasons: Standout design, impressive height, high profile Yonge street location, stunning heritage property reno (resto?), Massey Hall improvements. Can't wait for this one.
  6. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    This strikes me as a gross exaggeration.
  7. Oliver Tweed

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

    Nice usage of "shrubbery" and "trepidation" in the same post. I love this mist feature. I hope it's not accidental. I think kids would really like it, too. Reminds me of last night's Jays game.
  8. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Love this new design. What is it about 50 stories that is so magical for council? Chopping these down would be a travesty.
  9. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Well said. There's so much hand wringing and fretting about these big projects. It's like people have so little confidence in our city that they think every big proposal is going to ruin it. It's embarrassing. People: the city will be fine. Relax. Admittedly, I'm less convinced that the...
  10. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Eau du Soleil Condos | 227.98m | 66s | Empire | Richmond Architects

    This is one of the best projects in the works right now. Those renderings actually made me want to live there. Fingers crossed that the realization is as good as the anticipation.
  11. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    I don't see a lot of merit in some of the objections I've heard so far. I sounds like people are just afraid of change. Save the heritage buildings? I just don't see much here that history would judge as more important that what's being proposed. I'm generally in favour of protecting what's...
  12. Oliver Tweed

    The decay of downtown Queen Street East

    This is an interesting thread and a lot of good points have been put out there. I am an east ender (Coxwell and Gerrard) and I take the 506 along Gerrard into work. I also frequently drive along Queen east and the east end in general. That technically makes me an expert. You can't separate...
  13. Oliver Tweed

    Supertall and near-Supertall Rumour/Speculation Thread

    I've long thought the exact same thing about midrise along those corridors. I would go even lower with the limit - say 5 stories - the reason being that in the winter the sun doesn't come up very high and only shines on the north side of the street (and only for a short time). If you build to...
  14. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    That is a gem. "How am I supposed to effectively run this tourist attraction when all these friggin' people keep coming?"
  15. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    This reno was the beginning of a lot of changes for this mall. Higher end stores have moved into the upper floor at an amazing rate since it began. The new Sephora flagship store, for example, looks amazing (although I've never been inside).
  16. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Bay Adelaide Centre | 217.92m | 51s | Brookfield | KPMB

    In the PATH, the luggage store and what I can only describe from the outside as a teenage lingerie store (it feels wrong just typing that) seemed to only last a few months before being boarded up for the pending construction. I wonder what type of compensation they got. I also wonder who on...
  17. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    If the arbitrary and archaic plan to have Toronto's entire skyline "slope" down from FCP (built more than 35 years ago) plays even a miniscule role in the rejection of this proposal, I will immediately move to Nunavut and begin a life of subsistance hunting.
  18. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I was just reading the thread about the 6-storey condo in the Beach. To me, that kind of development (which is in line with what I think is called the city's "Avenues" plan or something like that) is far more family friendly than downtown skyscrapers. I’m not advocating one over the other, but I...
  19. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Posting again because I'm just making my way through the last few pages. RC8 makes some good points, ones that continue to be argued regularly by some of the more informed posters on this forum. Speaking very generally, many UT/SSC/SSP posters (and I admittedly put myself in this category)...
  20. Oliver Tweed

    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    What I meant is that I believe people want to live in great buildings and are, in that way, ready for "non-ordinary" architecture.

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