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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    Ah that's too bad if it's the case. The new area showing off those exposed beams is so nice. Modern yet with a classical feel to it. Great colors. And the Gardiner feels like it 'fits' with its surroundings to a much larger degree.
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    Toronto | Panda Condominiums | 107.59m | 30s | Lifetime | Turner Fleischer

    I totally agree. Thought this was going to be an ugly project for some reason, but it's turning out very nicely. I don't think the renders did it justice.
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    So will the entire Gardiner end up looking the same as what they've done so far on the East section? Will the entire Gardiner show the beams underneath like it does now in the East? I've always hated the Gardiner, but I have to admit that whoever has designed this project has gained a fan in...
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    Toronto | 31R Parliament Street | 166m | 49s | Cityscape | SHoP

    Anyone know if there has been any movement on this from that Feb 03 mtg?
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    I think the two towers compliment each other nicely.
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    Yonge-Dundas Square (Brown + Storey Architects)

    I'd get rid of that giant stage/concert contraption for starters. I understand the spirit of it, but it shrinks the feel of the square and makes everything feel terribly cluttered. Add some trees. Close the street to the south and use that space for cafes.
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    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 11s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    Looks nice from that Sugar beach vantage.
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    West Don Lands: Blocks 17+26 (Dominion Foundry Complex, ?, ?s, ?)

    I'm sure you meant well in your post, but it makes some pretty large assumptions that I don't think most people would agree with. Speaking for myself, I am not in the real estate business. I just don't want to see some great buildings torn down for no reason, when they could be integrated...
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    Toronto | Liberty Market Tower | 99.97m | 28s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    Same. And I'm going to reserve judgement until more is complete, but it really doesn't look bad.
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    Am I the only one that gets nervous at this point of a commercial build? I know this tower isn't one to worry about, but I have leftover ptsd from living with the old Bay-Adelaide stump for so many years.
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    Toronto | Yonge & Rich Condominiums | 156.35m | 46s | Great Gulf | a—A

    Seems like an odd comment. Is this normally a problem for Great Gulf buildings?
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    Royal York Hotel

    I could totally see residential conversion taking place for a portion. King Eddy did that.
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    Toronto | Panda Condominiums | 107.59m | 30s | Lifetime | Turner Fleischer

    Interesting. Not anything I'd write home about per se, but definitely much nicer than I originally expected :)
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    Toronto | 330 Richmond | 93.57m | 27s | Greenpark | Core Architects

    Nice except ... Not a fan of how the bottom of the square facia frame feels like it squashes the street. Feels like it sinks below the level set by the buildings on either side, and creates a bit of an oppressive meet with the sidewalk.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    It's funny, as Covid raged, I kept thinking about the massive scale of this project and wondering if it made Riocan nervous. Today they cut their dividend. That said, the financials show them to be in excellent health with lots of liquidity, but it is interesting to see them making a move to...
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    Toronto | Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140.2m | 32s | Brookfield Property | KPMB

    I'm trying to imagine standing between those three buildings on a hot sunny day without sunscreen ... Yikes!
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    Toronto | West Don Lands: Block 3, 4 & 7 | 50.32m | 13s | Dream | COBE Architects

    It has elements I like and dislike. The ground treatment seems pretty nice and in keeping with the area. The overall look is a bit monolithic though, and I worry about the top portion and whether it will age well.
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    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 143.86m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    I realize I will get pelted with tomatoes for saying this ... but based on those pics above, it's growing on me.
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    Toronto | The Gloucester on Yonge | 147.82m | 44s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Your top suggestion re/ buyers being considered secured creditors certainly feels reasonable. On banks easily paying a return equal to CPI ... I'm not sure that one is as easy as you think. I work in finance. If you have funds in escrow, you need to stick with guaranteed assets like a...