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    Toronto Canary House | 50.3m | 13s | Dream | BDP Quadrangle

    I love the restoration of the heritage building. It looks like the brick was painted which I normally don't like as I prefer natural brick but, in this case, the color really "pops" and makes the building stand out in a way natural brick would not. It was probably the most viable option from a...
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    Toronto The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I read the Toronto Star article about the height being capped at 85 floors. Hopefully, this will be reversed since as we all know they have approvals to go to 91 floors. Why go to all that trouble (and expense) of getting approvals to go to 91 floors which will provide a higher return on...
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    Proposed renaming of Dundas Street

    I live close to Alan Gardens. As most of you know, it is filled with tents housing homeless people because there is no affordable housing left in this city for them to live. Across the street is a Church that on Friday holds a food bank. The line of people looking to get food is wrapped around...
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    Toronto KESKUS Estonian Cultural Centre | 17.07m | 3s | Kongats

    I don't know if it has been mentioned before in this thread, but "Keskus" is Finnish for "Meeting Place."
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    Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I'm confused. I just read the front-page story about a proposed height increase for the tallest tower to 105 stories. I thought this tower had been approved for 105 stories a long time ago as reflected in the headline for this thread. For as long as I can remember it has been: "Pinnacle One...
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    Toronto 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    In what way is this an "eyesore."? Whoever wrote this should go live out somewhere in a bush in the middle of nowhere where there are no buildings around.
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    Toronto The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I just finished reading the front-page story on the site tour and this part jumped out at me: "Mizrahi walked us through the ground floor retail space, outlining a number of highly specific and complex structural components that were designed multiple years ago and installed specifically at the...
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    Toronto The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I have been reading some of the posts above and while it is somewhat reassuring that the construction is proceeding, I think the city should urgently look at granting height increases or other concessions that the new lenders may require in order to make this project viable. The last thing we...
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    Toronto 666 Spadina Avenue | 41m | 11s | Cromwell | Arcadis

    So very true! There is one very simple solution to the skyrocketing rents that are pushing people to live in parks but other than Max Bernier, not one politician has the GUTS to discuss the solution. Not even the so-called "conservative" Pierre Poilievre. $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom...
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    Toronto TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    There is an INS store opening in the vacant space in the condo across from Maple Leaf Gardens - less than a five-minute walk away from this location! I have never heard of INS before and now they are seemingly popping up like mushrooms everywhere! No complaints from me, however. Competition in...
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    Toronto Aqualuna at Bayside | 61.87m | 18s | Tridel | 3XN

    This is going to be an exquisite building as it should be given its prominence on the waterfront!
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    Toronto 2 Queen West | 34.44m | 7s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    These are my most favorite kind of projects. Projects that involve restoration of historic facades and it's always exciting to see the final reveal! I understand in this case it was largely a recreation and the final product is spectacular! It got me thinking wouldn't it be great if we could...
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    Toronto 8 Wellesley | Residences at Yonge | 182.15m | 55s | CentreCourt | Arcadis

    It's great to see this exciting project on the rise (already at 7 stories?). I can't wait to see it reach fruition.
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    Toronto 135 Isabella | 236.17m | 69s | KingSett Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    It scares the heck out of me to see projects like this being proposed. Tearing down a perfectly fine 9 story apartment building is not something that should be allowed or celebrated. No doubt many of the residents in this building are long term tenants paying affordable rents thanks to rent...
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    This is a good question that I tried to find an answer to also. I cannot find online where Chow had pledged to shut-down Billy Bishop airport. When I did a search online I, like you, only found her opposition to expansion of the airport and the introduction of "jets" from back in 2015. Not a...
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    I believe it could be an Achilles' heel in her campaign *provided* any of her opponents were to raise it as an issue. Commercial flights have been operating out of Billy Bishop for decades now (going back 50 years) and I would bet that a large percentage of Toronto resident's will have at one...
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    Toronto Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    It's great to see actual foundation work now starting! I was concerned a week ago when I saw the site being levelled with gravel that it would stay vacant for the foreseeable future. It now looks like they are "off to the races"!
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    Toronto The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | Arcadis

    I doubt they are staying at the hotel (how many tourists drive to Toronto in a Rolls-Royce or G-Wagon?) . Could be locals from nearby Rosedale checking out the restaurant inside which looks very nice based on pictures posted above in this thread or perhaps family members of the developer the...
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    Toronto 2 Queen West | 34.44m | 7s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    What possible explanation can there be for such a very long delay (appears to be stalled) to what is a relatively modest project? Did Cadillac-Fairview have second thoughts about the project? Are they planning a big tall condo tower as originally envisaged for this corner (not that I want...
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    Yonge-Dundas Square/Sankofa Square (Brown + Storey Architects)

    When first constructed that platform was used to support a large can of Labatt Blue https://bowjamesbow.ca/images/yonge04-06.jpg

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