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    Hudson's Bay Centre Renovations (Brookfield, ?s, ?)

    I will miss the gay.
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    Toronto | 372 Yonge | 255m | 74s | DIALOG

    Can you give an example of this? Heritage Preservation Services reviews development proposals separately from Planning at the city of Toronto.
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    Toronto | 100 Wellesley East | 38.7m | 11s | CAPREIT | Core Architects

    I agree with you that 99% of what iis being built will fall out of favour - mostly because it's not even "in favour" right now. I also agree that we ought to preserve older buildings, including some modern and postmodern era buildings. However, I see this particular move as a rightful...
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    Toronto | 80 Bloor Street West | 261.5m | 72s | Krugarand | Giannone Petricone

    Wow so you mean you've traveled AND lived in multiple countries!!!???? You should be editing Architectural Record or heading up the design review panel! My experience of Hudson Yards is of an extruded, generic office park - a capitalist mausoleum almost entirely cut off from (and unrelated...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Couldn't they just be called Queen West and King West? I very much hope the City moves away from doubling down on cringeworthy, made up "district" names by naming subway stations after them. "Entertainment District" sounds like a designated special economic zone wherein the state Communist...
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    Toronto | The Waldemar | 40.25m | 13s | Valour | KNYMH

    Surprised to see this kind of cartoonish historicism proposed in 2021 - but if you drive around most neighbourhoods in the GTA it's basically the defining "style" of the metropolis. The upper portion looks like the developer extruded a spec "luxury" McMansion with all the unnecessarily busy...
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    Toronto | One Delisle | 155m | 44s | Slate | Studio Gang

    They wouldn't dare. It's just a matter of time before the number 4 gets a trigger warning on Sesame St.
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    Toronto | Theory Condos | 101.49m | 30s | Parallax | IBI Group

    Stink. Stank. Stunk. 💩
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    Toronto | 310 Front West | 235.5m | 69s | H&R REIT | Hariri Pontarini

    Feeling strong eye-of-Sauron vibes from the rendering but not mad at it
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    Love Park | 3m | 1s | City of Toronto | Claude Cormier + Associés

    But I thought Dundas Sq. was meant to symbolize a parking lot and a freeway offramp?
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    Love Park | 3m | 1s | City of Toronto | Claude Cormier + Associés

    West 8's maple leaf shaped islands, Douglas Copeland's big plastic canoe, Claude Cormier's candy-striped rocks & now a heart-shaped pool to represent both romantic love and, as WT says, the "literal heart" of the waterfront. I blame Instagram for all this bluntly superficial symbolism in urban...
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    127 Strachan Ave (@ Adelaide W)

    If "you" is the government and you expropriate the property first, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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    Toronto | U of T: Robarts Library Renovations & Robarts Common | ?m | ?s | U of T | Diamond Schmitt

    It's a shame they didn't pay for a glass that could have achieved the look of the rendering. Or the same glass Diamond Schmitt used for the NAC. If you can't see the interior balcony elements from outside, the entire effect falls flat. On a related note- Diamond Schmitt is technically a *good*...
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    Toronto | Lakeside Residences | 158m | 49s | Greenland | Hariri Pontarini

    If it weren't for the "swoop", this would be a hot mess. Instead, it's a hot mess with a swoop (See Aura).
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    Toronto | 217 Adelaide West | 103.5m | 23s | Humbold Properties | Adamson

    I won't be mad if they pull this off... Will Humbold properties spring for high-quality, curved glass? Or will it be another hideous spandrel-clad Toronto Special? When this was a Kirkor project I had written it off completely.
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    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    🌨️🌨️🌨️More shades of grey..🌨️🌨️🌨️
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    And at the same time, why not convert the CN tower into a air terminal for all the pigs that fly?
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    Toronto | 2 Carlton | 251.1m | 73s | Northam | IBI Group

    All of Aura is Awful.
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    Toronto | 20 Maitland | 129.2m | 40s | Plaza | BDP Quadrangle

    I'm sort of annoyed by prim, squat podiums. Are they "deferring" to the scale of 3 & 4-storey houses on Maitland? Seems retrograde for site so centrally located.

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