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  1. thecharioteer

    The Fountains Of Toronto

    Believe me, I would love to be proven wrong! Toronto is great at the grand gesture (Grange, Berczy), not so great at maintenance. I would love to know if the fountains are working again at Trinity Square, Courthouse Square and Centre Island. Have things truly changed since Marcus Gee wrote...
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    The Fountains Of Toronto

    How long did it take to repair the fountain at Queen and University? Five years? I know that landscape architects are reluctant to propose water features of any kind in city parks as they know they will not be maintained. In the meantime, how many $100's of millions have been collected by the...
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    1974:
  4. thecharioteer

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    The movie was "Gimme Shelter" and it played at Cinecity, which used to be in the old post office on the NE corner of Yonge and Charles.
  5. thecharioteer

    Toronto | 1467 Bathurst | 126.49m | 30s | KingSett Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    In the article, Matlow says: “By having three towers, we ended up doing something extraordinary in that something like 44 per cent of the property ended up as open space,” he said. Can we now declare that the much-maligned "tower-in-the-park" school of urban design is now alive and well in...
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    Toronto | 145 St George | 98.15m | 29s | Tenblock | a—A

    If this proposal was a school project, I could appreciate it on a certain level. However this Baron Hausmann urban-planning approach to turning Glencairn Avenue into a Grand Boulevard (while expropriating/demolishing hundreds of some of the most expensive houses in the city between Bathurst...
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    Toronto | 145 St George | 98.15m | 29s | Tenblock | a—A

    Unlike the Adi application, this one complies with the setback standards of the Tall Building Guidelines. The only issue will be height,
  8. thecharioteer

    Toronto | Hudson Toronto Hotel | 45.72m | 14s | Niche | a—A

    It sounds to me like the appeal has been narrowed to only the heritage issues of the case.
  9. thecharioteer

    Toronto | Hudson Toronto Hotel | 45.72m | 14s | Niche | a—A

    Could the issue be that this sounds like a Superior Court decision, (rejecting the City's appeal), not one from LPAT?
  10. thecharioteer

    The Bright Building (749 King St W, Kitchener, 18s, Martin Simmons)

    The monthly maintenance fees will be horrendous.
  11. thecharioteer

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Building the Spadina subway south of Eglinton 1975. Caption in the TPL: A huge hole where the Spadina subway will be running some day is all that remains of Everden Rd., in the Eglinton-Bathurst area. The noise and dirt in houses Metro owns in the construction area are so bad that a Metro...
  12. thecharioteer

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Same corner, 1950's: Wellesley Public School:
  13. thecharioteer

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Yonge south of Dundas, west side, between 1970-72. All demolished a few years later for the Eaton Centre. Love the signage (and the cars).
  14. thecharioteer

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    Still a shoe store in 1954? 278 Yonge, replaced by the Eaton's Centre.
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    That’s so when people are searching for the location, they’ll know it’s located in the more bohemian side of the Don River as opposed to the aristocratic quarter of Riverdale on the Right Bank.

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