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  1. jozl

    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    I wonder (hope) if they will start building the park this spring?
  2. jozl

    Toronto | 64 Prince Arthur | 74m | 19s | Adi | CetraRuddy

    This can’t possibly get built... I hope. It’s a clumsy mess but, I suppose, the podium plus one floor up could work out if good materials are used. Very discouraging.
  3. jozl

    The Broadview Terraces (377 Broadview Ave, n of Gerrard E, ?, 3s, Studio JCI)

    Broadview north of Riverdale Ave on the east side has primo di primo potential. The view of downtown from there is breathtaking. I realize that acquiring existing properties would cost a fortune and Riverdale residents would be out with torches and pitchforks if a developer so much as proposed...
  4. jozl

    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 144m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    I decided to wait for this project to be completed before I commented on it. Guess there’s no longer a need to wait. Unless the podium is so spectacular that it mitigates the general awfulness of the tower I think I can safely say that it’s ...awful. NPS is framed with some pretty nasty ugliness.
  5. jozl

    Paradise Theatre (1006 Bloor St W, Tawse, restoration, ERA Architects)

    Beautiful restoration. So good to see it in all its glory.
  6. jozl

    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    Those concrete walkways should have been removed when NPS was “improved” a few years ago. Maybe they could string some overhead TTC and hydro wires to blend in with the general Toronto Motif.
  7. jozl

    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Thanks GabrielHurl, I often wondered how those crane shafts were dealt with. I suppose, in a condo building, they could be converted into little elevator shafts for deliveries only. Or a really tall fire pole.
  8. jozl

    Toronto | The One | 309m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Does anyone know how, or what, will plug the hole that the black crane tower now sits in? The elevator shafts are located at the western perimeter of the site. What will occupy the shaft that the crane tower now sits in?
  9. jozl

    Toronto | 483 Bay | 227m | 70s | Northam | IBI Group

    Lipstick on a pig.
  10. jozl

    Toronto | 88 Queen | 163m | 51s | St Thomas Dev | Hariri Pontarini

    Looks very promising. It’s so good to see a good mix of materials. I love the podium. I can’t tell if this site extends west all the way to Church street. Does anyone know?
  11. jozl

    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    I think it looks better than the Massey Tower.
  12. jozl

    Toronto | Britt Condos, The | 142m | 41s | Lanterra | IBI Group

    The tower portion looks like a vertical penitentiary.
  13. jozl

    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    This is the worst new podium on Yonge Street. It’s squat, dark and opaque. So far the only retail is a credit union. A few anonymous entrances and a dead wall of dark glass. WOW, how did this rubbish get approved?
  14. jozl

    Toronto | Brixton, The | 45m | 12s | Fitzrovia | Graziani + Corazza

    Good post concrete-and-light. The north south downtown streets you mention are dreadful and a colossal waste of housing space.
  15. jozl

    Toronto | Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | Perkins + Will

    I loved the Toronto sign when it first appeared. Then city hall decided to add a deformed maple leaf (yes, we know we’re in Canada) at the tail end of “Toronto”. Then, not to leave bad enough alone, they cluttered it up even more by adding a circular pseudo aboriginal symbol at the front end of...
  16. jozl

    Toronto | Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | Perkins + Will

    Like the revamped Barbara Ann Scott park, next to Aura, there is a total lack of shelter to shield scorching sun, rain and snow. I think more seating with awnings or overhangs are needed. The design is... Meh.
  17. jozl

    Toronto | YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (383 Yonge) | 299m | 85s | Cresford | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    I wonder if the wooden trusses exposed in one of the photos submitted by skycandy (above) will be retained.
  18. jozl

    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 144m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    I went by this morning and have to say that I’ve done a 180 degree turn on this re-clad. I like what I saw. I never liked the old concrete facade, especially combined with the awful Sheraton concrete hulk The new cladding emphasizes the building’s vertical stress and blends nicely with the...
  19. jozl

    Toronto | 245 Queen Street East | 128m | 37s | ONE Properties | Arquitectonica

    Maybe Doug Ford can get one of his buddies to fix this for the city he loves.

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