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  1. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Eau du Soleil Condos | 227.98m | 66s | Empire | Richmond Architects

    That mound of dirt will be turned into a park: The mound was spray painted green a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if it was just for fun, or if the green spray paint contained sod seeds. I suspect it was the latter.
  2. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Grand Avenue Park | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto

    Unless I completely misunderstand the meaning of an awarded tender, AECOM won the legion road + pond tender back in 2017. The financing schedule is in the linked document. I remember Mark Grimes saying during one of the community meetings that Park Lawn Go station requires a whole new...
  3. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Grand Avenue Park | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto

    I have to agree, from the pedestrian realm perspective, Mystic Pointe is entirely disconnected from the rest of Humber Bay Shores. The combination of the Legion Road extension and future Mimico Trail bridges was supposed to connect the two neighborhoods together. The Legion Road extension tender...
  4. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Phoenix | 92.96m | 29s | Empire | Graziani + Corazza

    Any Idea why the construction of the shorter western tower looks terraced even though it's supposed to be just another rectilinear box?
  5. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    Yeah, what I'm trying to work with is nothing as refined as a 5D with an L-series lens. I have an old Canon Rebel T3i with an average EF-S 18-200mm lens on it. As of now, I still think my Pixel 3 phone takes better shots due to its HDR capability built-in. But I try to take out my Rebel out for...
  6. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156.05m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    This development is the rare case of where we have a good understanding of what happened behind the scenes. I direct you to the video in this post: Despite architect's best efforts, they were pretty much ordered to value-engineer the residential towers so that good architecture of the rest of...
  7. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Scarborough Junction Masterplan | 155.62m | 48s | Republic | Giannone Petricone

    Is there a list of 'journalistic sources' that are not permitted to be shared on UT? If so, blogTO would make a great candidate for that list
  8. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    I generally set it to F11 for landscapes (a good compromise between the depth of field and minimal chromatic aberations for my given lens) My previous shot was F11, 1/60s exposure, ISO100, semistabilized against a balcony railing. Here is what I'm talking about: RAW: Edited: The amount of...
  9. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    Ah, if only I could use photoshop... I'm a technology-averse millennial that lives in a car-free, cable-TV-free, landline-free and PC-free household. The only piece of computational technology I own is the cellphone in my pocket. This is partly the reason why my DSLR sat in a drawer collecting...
  10. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    I've been using MCC skyline as my test subject lately in my quest to refurbish my 10-yr-old DSLR. I got my hands on one of them circular polarising filters today. My oh my, what a difference does it make to the haze. Once you dial in the angle, it's almost like "poof!" and the haze disappears...
  11. Full Metal Junkie

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

    Lots of great detail to be found in the documents. I find this render quite funny, though: Skiing near waterfront? In the last 5 years, when did the snow cover stuck around for longer than a day near the lake?
  12. Full Metal Junkie

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    From the article: I'm going to walk a fine line here by saying that IMHO the vaccine should be delivered to at-risk seniors first, regardless of their ethnic background
  13. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    Technically, this also qualifies as Mississauga skyline
  14. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | The Roncy | 29.56m | 8s | Worsley Urban | RAW Design

    Vertical brick... 🤦‍♂️ It's almost as if in the situation room they were all like: "This brick is an excellent looking material! In fact, a little too excellent... How do we make it look as dumb as possible?"
  15. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Yes, but how many stalls per washroom are there? It matters: http://www.thiscrazytrain.com/2011/11/gues-whos-back-back-again-douche-is.html
  16. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140.2m | 32s | Brookfield Property | KPMB

    To be honest, I can't believe that the office buildings' future is not creating a bigger ripple in the news. Pre-pandemic, there was a shortage of office space in downtown Toronto. However, those same employers in the financial and tech companies have swiftly adapted to WFH and all those office...
  17. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 11s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    Every time I passed by this building, the sun was glaring in my eyes, making it hard to see the finer details of the materials here. But what I think I saw was some sort of a wood grain look to the horizontal stripes. Does anyone have any closeup photos of the stripes? Are they going for a faux...
  18. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156.05m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    Ew... What is that on the right side of the crown? Looks kinda scratched up
  19. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto's Other Skylines

    One of those rare days when you can almost make out Mississauga skyline through the haze and the smog all the way from Humber Bay Shores:
  20. Full Metal Junkie

    Toronto | Phoenix | 92.96m | 29s | Empire | Graziani + Corazza

    The crane was reinstalled pretty much the next day. Lots of noise last week, not much progress though: Some better shots of the cladding. A mix of glass spandrel and what looks to be temporary galvanized metal sections:

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