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    Toronto Yorkville Village (was Hazelton Lanes) | ?m | ?s | First Capital | Kasian

    Hideously ugly exterior. Looks like they stripped the steel siding off of a factory and re-stuck it to the front of this abomination. Talk about looking "cheap 2016". This will age horrifically.
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    Toronto The Madison | 121m | 36s | Madison Group | Kirkor

    Any building from the early 1900s will look terrible without extensive repairs and cleaning. Why do you just say this about brick? If anything, brick ages considerably well. Yes, you are right, it is glass panels. Regardless, it looks like seafoam green bathroom tiles, and that is...
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    Toronto 88 Scott Street | 203.9m | 58s | Concert | P + S / IBI

    The concrete podium on this building is amazing. I know that it's old and has been refurbished, but I think it says something about the timelessness of well done concrete versus the ephemeral aesthetics of pre-fab concrete. All you have to do is compare the podium to the rest of the building...
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    Toronto The Madison | 121m | 36s | Madison Group | Kirkor

    What is with the sea-foam green tiles along the top of the building? It looks cheap. Why not hide the massive black lines in between the tiles? The roofline looks like an old, unkept bathroom from the 1950s. These cheap tiles do not age well. Brick ages well. That's why brick buildings...
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    Toronto Nobu Residences Toronto | 156.66m | 45s | Madison Group | Teeple Architects

    Why isn't black a more ubiquitous colour in Toronto architecture? Why is cold steel the only exterior Toronto architects know of? It's hideous. Black is an amazing colour for architecture.
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    Toronto CampusOne Student Residence (was University Place) | 79.85m | 25s | Knightstone | Diamond Schmitt

    Wow, I had to come on here just to see what people were saying about this atrocity!! The first time I drove by it I almost fainted at how ugly this vertical factory/prison is. How? How in the world did they decide on aluminum/steel siding for the exterior? It looks like a futuristic factory...
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    Toronto 88 Scott Street | 203.9m | 58s | Concert | P + S / IBI

    Ha, Whoops! I guess they don't built them like they used to.
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    Toronto Karma Condos | 165.8m | 50s | Lifetime | a—A

    The extrusion looks pretty bad. I'd say it's simply the builder wanting more square footage, higher up, to make more money. They did this same thing with a tower in London, England, and people were pretty bothered by it.
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    Toronto 88 Scott Street | 203.9m | 58s | Concert | P + S / IBI

    Wow! Impressive! It's not just a bland, precast, flat panel! Man, just a little depth makes walls so much more forgiving. Those tiles look great!
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    Toronto Picasso Condos | 128.62m | 39s | Mattamy Homes | Teeple Architects

    Absolute Hideous Monstrosity. This is experimental art, which should be miniaturized in a gallery somewhere. This is not architecture which will stand the test of time. This will be a pathetic blight on our skyline for the next two centuries. Colour should never go on a building. Especially...
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    Toronto M5V Condominiums | 118.87m | 35s | Lifetime | Core Architects

    Is it just me, or is that giant concrete wall as a roof a terrible choice?
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    Toronto Peter Street Condominiums | 129.84m | 40s | CentreCourt | a—A

    Nice Roofline on this one... I see they went for the Industrial/Mechanical/Exposed HVAC covered by cheap steel strips style.... Will they be covering that up or no? I'm also not a huge fan of those white, glass strips. Those are very cheap looking in-fill and have unfortunately become...
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    Toronto Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands | ?m | ?s | DundeeKilmer | KPMB

    I wouldn't call this so much "grey" as I would "charcoal". Like it or not, black/charcoal is timeless. This may not be a splash of colour, but any splash of colour becomes tacky and dated within a decade or two. The fact that these buildings are made mostly from brick, and are charcoal in...
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    Skyline Photo Vantage Points

    Scamander24 and someMidTowner: Thank you so very much for both those amazing lists. I will utilize them fully! Thanks a lot!!!!
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    Skyline Photo Vantage Points

    Hi, I'm taking pictures of the skyline for a website. I'm trying to get some great shots of the skyline from some fantastic vantage points. Can anybody suggest anywhere simple to get to? I don't want to break any laws or sneak past any security guards. Here are some places I've shot...
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    Toronto X2 Condominiums | 160.93m | 49s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    I was waiting for someone to point that out... Vents are necessary, I realize that, but at least L Tower has somewhat incorporated them into the design. And they aren't just giant boxes stuck on the roof, they're actually incorporated into the facade. There is a false roof too with the L...
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    Toronto Pears on the Avenue | ?m | 20s | Menkes | P + S / IBI

    I like the white, steel frames all around the building. They add some class to an otherwise dull, grey building. I'm not an architect, but it reminds me of the Hancock Tower in Chicago, where they exposed the supporting beams to the exterior of the building. Structural Expressionism I think...
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    Toronto X2 Condominiums | 160.93m | 49s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    I must be in the minority here. I don't ever think that having exposed HVAC equipment is acceptable. It's like driving a car and having all your oil and gas lines visible from the outside. Or it's like using a smart phone that has antennas and microchips glued on to the top of the phone. Or...
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    Toronto X2 Condominiums | 160.93m | 49s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    With all due respect, I think you guys are making excuses for this tower. There should never, ever, be an instance where the hideously ugly mechanical boxes and HVAC units are completely viewable. Whatever that thing is on top, it's not a roof, or even a false roof. It's simply a few...