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  1. torontologist

    Toronto | Bauhaus Condos | 101m | 32s | Lamb Development | architectsAlliance

    Glad this got approved. Brad Lamb has better taste and cares more about his product than 95% of developers in this town. His reputation is irrelevant IMO. Fingers crossed that this doesn't get flipped to someone else now that it's approved.
  2. torontologist

    Toronto | 655 Queen West | 31m | 8s | Trinity Group | Teeple Architects

    Dear god, now THAT is an improvement on the previous design. Reminds me of the old folks home at Broadview and Danforth with the brickwork and recessed angled windows. Love it!
  3. torontologist

    Toronto | 159SW Condos | 119m | 36s | Alterra | Richmond Architects

    The 1970's colour palette is back in style, haven't you heard?! Brown on beige on taupe on brown on cream on mocha, with a splash of terra cotta. I nearly gagged writing that.
  4. torontologist

    Toronto | Time and Space Condos | 102m | 29s | Pemberton | Wallman Architects

    Lol. If we can't even expect the people who can afford it to invest in decent architecture, then there's no hope for this city. I like when people complain about architecture. It shows they care. Toronto needs more of that.
  5. torontologist

    Toronto | 661 Huron | 17m | 4s | Originate | srm Architects

    Hot take: we have enough heritage stock in this area, and one of these buildings has been adulterated to the point of irrelevance anyway. Toronto has a housing affordability crisis right now, and keeping large swathes of our core as museumified heritage blocks of (semi) detached houses, solely...
  6. torontologist

    Toronto | 661 Huron | 17m | 4s | Originate | srm Architects

    This is great! Gentle density/missing middle housing in a neighbourhood with excellent access to transportation and services. It's going to get NIMBY'ed to hell (particularly over parking, assuming there will be none), but as a neighbour, I look forward to attending any consultations and...
  7. torontologist

    Transit Fantasy Maps

    King William III or King George VII?
  8. torontologist

    Toronto | 133 Queen East | 125m | 39s | IBI Group

    Beware the hidden spandrel in that render....
  9. torontologist

    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    What changed that makes you think that? It looks great to me- I wish every project on our main streets mimicked historical fine-grain retail.
  10. torontologist

    Toronto | 89 Avenue Road | ?m | 20s | Armour Heights | Richard Wengle

    Honestly, I am so tired of glass boxes that I'm relieved to see mediocre precast Stern facsimiles anywhere in this city. Shame that this one's in Yorkville where there's quite a few of them.
  11. torontologist

    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Nah, all his developer buddies want a slice of this real estate pie, I’d say this is among the safest projects funded by the province for that reason alone. Also it would supremely piss off the Feds, considering they also have significant skin in the game.
  12. torontologist

    Toronto | Sidewalk Toronto at Quayside | ?m | ?s | Sidewalk | Snøhetta

    I hope that Sidewalk/Google see hashing out these legal bits as a necessary cost of doing business, and that this project proceeds in a form that is acceptable to most rational people, in a way that doesn’t compromise personal data that is *actually sensitive*. I really wish I could get actual...
  13. torontologist

    Toronto | Galleria On The Park | 144m | 42s | ELAD Canada | Hariri Pontarini

    Dear god, that is the blandest name for a project ever. “Galleria” is even the blandest name for a MALL, ever. Is it in Jersey City? Is it in Burnaby? Who knows! What you do know is you’re in store for some mediocre shopping.
  14. torontologist

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    What document is this from? Sorry if it’s already been posted.
  15. torontologist

    Toronto | Commerce Court 3 | 302m | 64s | QuadReal | Hariri Pontarini

    What an utterly anonymous snoozefest. Fingers crossed this is just for the rezoning exercise.
  16. torontologist

    Toronto | Sidewalk Toronto at Quayside | ?m | ?s | Sidewalk | Snøhetta

    My understanding is that the TIF slide was taken from a leaked internal document that was exploring potential options for financing the project and associated infrastructure improvements. It was never intended for release or serious proposal. Not only that, but none of the 3 levels of government...
  17. torontologist

    Toronto | 95 St Joseph | 129m | 39s | Daniels | Brook McIlroy

    Nope, it will border St. Mike's to the north. This is the Basilean Fathers building.
  18. torontologist

    Toronto | Sidewalk Toronto at Quayside | ?m | ?s | Sidewalk | Snøhetta

    What?! The Star and other media have amplified the voice of a small vocal minority and portrayed it as a widely held opinion?! Never Engineered controversy for clicks has ruined journalism.
  19. torontologist

    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    "Sources have also said that there is going to be a meeting between Mattamy Homes and the provincial government".... I'm calling it now: backroom deals will be made between Mattamy and DoFo's government, and they will get the project rather than Sidewalk Labs. I guess the $100,000 that they...
  20. torontologist

    Toronto | Block 8 West Don Lands | 90m | 26s | Dream | COBE Architects

    If you find *this* sterile, then you must be really upset about the 95% of developments that are glass and spandrel boxes. I think these are going to be some of the best low-high-rises we've seen in a long time, up there with 60 Colborne.