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Anyone feeling fond of that god awful building south of this across the street? Can wait to see that go someday. The red building with the dark windows.
 

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Anyone feeling fond of that god awful building south of this across the street? Can wait to see that go someday. The red building with the dark windows.
As of June 30, the building was 99.1% occupied, has an annual NOI of just under $35,000,000 (that's not gross rent, that's NET OPERATING INCOME) and has an appraised value of over half a billion dollars. The building has the highest rents in the City - except maybe for some Bloor / Yorkville street level ground floor retail rents - and that is just a maybe except for. As Automation Gallery says - that building is going nowhere.

(Info from Allied's Second Quarter 2019 quarterly report and the Allied September 2019 Investor Presentation - all publicly available on the Allied Reit web site.)
 

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The ‘ugly’ building is a computer hotel is it not? I am curious as to what it’s original use was.? Off topic I know.
 

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The ‘ugly’ building is a computer hotel is it not? I am curious as to what it’s original use was.? Off topic I know.
For a long time - do not know if this was the original incarnation, but suspect it may have been - this building was the Toronto base for CNCP Telecommunications. The railways were heavy early telecoms users for train orders, dispatching and on route control of their trains, and from an early stage offered services to the public - telegram services in North America was generally operated by the railway telecommunications operations, followed by the Telex service.

Allstream is the current incarnation of the original CN and CP telecommunications services, but at some point during the transitions, the building at 151 Front Street ended up (if I recall correctly) being owned by Morguard, from whom Allied acquired it approximately ten years ago.
 

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What was uncalled for? The point was that the bits that make up the page you're looking at probably travelled through 151 Front at some point on their journey between UT's server and your computer, which is actually pretty damn cool.
ptbotrmpfn, this is what he's talking about.

Below is a traceroute from my laptop to urbantoronto.ca. Each line represents a piece of network equipment that was passed through. Steps 3/4/5 are the bits where the data packet went through 151 Front on it's way to NY before ending up in Provo (Urbantoronto.ca seems to live in Provo Utah).

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traceroute to urbantoronto.ca (198.1.119.67), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1  _gateway (10.88.111.254)  1.035 ms  1.198 ms  1.470 ms
2  64-137-144-1.beanfield.net (64.137.144.1)  4.986 ms  5.255 ms  5.553 ms
3  be201.ppe01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.51.100)  5.453 ms  5.418 ms  5.231 ms
4  be203.ppe01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.49.72)  5.286 ms  5.130 ms  4.989 ms
5  be200.bfr01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.51.52)  16.423 ms  16.698 ms  16.629 ms
6  te0-1-0-0.bfr01.60HudsonSt01.JFK.beanfield.com (72.15.51.243)  16.923 ms  14.955 ms  15.712 ms
7  xe-0-0-10-3.a00.nycmny13.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.192.233)  15.156 ms  15.338 ms  15.552 ms
...
17  po97.prv-leaf3a.net.unifiedlayer.com (162.144.240.43)  164.705 ms  164.980 ms  165.465 ms
18  urb.urbantoronto.ca (198.1.119.67)  165.114 ms  165.299 ms  108.733 ms
 
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My dad worked at 151 Front for many years as a CNT manager. All his life he was connected to CN one way or another. My two younger brothers took care of the physical plant maintenance in that building, back in the early to mid-80s. I used to meet my brothers for lunch from time to time and had a number of unofficial tours of the building. There used to be miles of thick black cable in that place. Hopefully it's been replaced by fibre optics by now but.... well, back in the day let's just say that building was connected.
 

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