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  1. Blovertis

    10 Elm Avenue (Branksome Hall, 4s, MJMA)

    They should also do something with that mismatched addition to the east side of the original Blaine house... but they won't.
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    Toronto | 33 Bloor East | ?m | 17s | Epic | WZMH

    How strange to see alterations to an older building that actually wind up looking good.
  3. Blovertis

    Toronto | PJ Condos | 157m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    That means it’s 1975 again. Pomo is just around the corner.
  4. Blovertis

    Toronto | Dale, The | 17m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    The Tribunal rejected the resident associations’ attempt to cast the three mid-century bungalows as “ugly ducklings” that were actually swans: “On the Tribunal’s perception of the evidence, the existing structures have characteristics of middling interest for which there are limited grounds of...
  5. Blovertis

    Hudson's Bay Centre

    It's a shame that the concrete 70s bunker that actually worked — the Manulife Centre down the street — is the one being gussied up with glass. Meanwhile this mistake continues to blight Yonge and Bloor, getting shabbier with each passing year.
  6. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Northeast corner of Queen East and Sherbourne, 1910
  7. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Severn street, near Rosedale Valley Road. Studio of Tom Thomson and several Group of Seven painters. The Masonic Temple on Yonge can be seen in the background.
  8. Blovertis

    Toronto | MEC Queen Street (Mountain Equipment Coop) | 21m | 3s | Parallax | Sweeny &Co

    It's certainly a mediocre building but I don't think it rises to the level of, say, genocide. This one small building has now become the lightning rod for every disappointment, frustration and failure in our modest, not-so-world -class city. It's a heavy burden for what, after all, is just a...
  9. Blovertis

    Toronto | 33 Yorkville Avenue | 216m | 68s | Cresford | architectsAlliance

    For all you rebar fans. Demolition pretty much done.
  10. Blovertis

    Toronto | MEC Queen Street (Mountain Equipment Coop) | 21m | 3s | Parallax | Sweeny &Co

    When the masses are riled up about a building, more often that means it's good. Not here, though, I agree.
  11. Blovertis

    Toronto | Dale, The | 17m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    The two Rosedale residents' associations are appealing this to the LPAT — this fundraising letter was pushed through my door today. Suffice it to say I won't be contributing $10,000 (or even $1) to kill what I think is a pretty good development.
  12. Blovertis

    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    I get that the Simpsons has stigmatized monorails for all time and, sure, it's a PC minister talking, but give Tibollo credit for grasping the essential problem: Ontario Place's isolation from the rest of the city. Haven't numerous posters on this thread made exactly the same point, bemoaning...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    The Liberals closed Ontario Place seven years ago and did next to nothing with it for the rest of their time in government. Where were the rallies then?
  14. Blovertis

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Not a lot changed on the skyline between 1930 and 1953. Not long after that ... everything changed.
  15. Blovertis

    Hudson's Bay Centre

    In case you were thinking that stretch of Bloor East couldn't be any worse...
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    Toronto | Manulife Centre Podium and Streetscape Renewal | 10m | 2s | Manulife Real Estate | MdeAS Architects

    From a distance, it looks like someone dumped the Manulife Centre into a little trash baggy.
  17. Blovertis

    Toronto | 16 York | 155m | 32s | Cadillac Fairview | architectsAlliance

    I remember when there was nothing there. From 1995:
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    Toronto | Ontario Court of Justice Toronto | 96m | 17s | Infrastructure Ontar | Renzo Piano

    Right. Gangs just love to gravitate around courthouses, law chambers and opera houses. For even more fun, there's the U.S. consulate across the street.

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