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

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That conversation has popped up quite a bit throughout this thread and I think about it every time I look up at the tower. Arguably the worst logo of any of the major banks is going to mar the beautiful facade of these towers. At the very least, I hope if they use the current logo, they keep it a monotone silver instead of the yellow and red.
Please go with this :cool:
 

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Outer and (taller) inner framing continues to engulf the peak. (First two pics yesterday morning from RP. Third pic taken 7 AM this morning. Fourth pic 8:30 AM....and final pic overview 8:30 AM. Need a @Contra update to see if there's more height coming to this framing!
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Construction Update (April 16 2020)

Dear Neighbours,

Earlier this month, the Province of Ontario updated its directive on the services/businesses that are considered an essential workplace, ordering that those no longer deemed essential to be shut down as of April 5, 2020. Except for specific exemptions, such as on-going transit projects, commercial construction became subject to this mandatory shutdown. Since then, our general contractor has been working with the Province and City of Toronto to determine what work would continue at CIBC SQUARE, safely and legally adhering to the new regulations, given that the project includes an integrated bus terminal.

Earlier this week, our contractor received confirmation from the City’s Inspections Dedicated Enforcement Unit that the base building core and shell construction at the 81 Bay site has been considered an essential workplace under Section 28 of Ontario Regulation 119/20 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Accordingly, work to build the base building core and shell of 81 Bay Street will be permitted to continue, while adhering to strict social distancing protocols and other requirements of the public health authorities. These health and safety protocols include reducing the number of workers permitted to use the hoist at one time, reducing manpower levels on-site and adjusting work plans to adhere to social distancing protocols. This exemption does not include work being undertaken by tenants in their respective premises of the office tower or work related to the office tower amenities.

While COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve, we will continue to actively monitor the situation and carefully follow the recommendations of the public health authorities.

If you have questions about work at CIBC SQUARE, you can reach out to us at community@CIBCSQUARE.com.
 

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Imagine buying a west facing unit at 18 Yonge. CN Tower facing view, beautiful sunsets every night. Then all of a sudden, you've got a wall of glass so close you could bounce a tennis ball off of it and back. ?
Now they get amazingly reflected sunrises instead. Here's hoping there are some morning people on the west side of that building!

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Imagine buying a west facing unit at 18 Yonge. CN Tower facing view, beautiful sunsets every night. Then all of a sudden, you've got a wall of glass so close you could bounce a tennis ball off of it and back. ?
It could have been a lot worse. At least 18 Yonge residents are looking at a nice piece of architecture, a step away from the new bus terminal and renovated transportation hub. Imagine if something like this was built there instead....
 

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Imagine buying a west facing unit at 18 Yonge. CN Tower facing view, beautiful sunsets every night. Then all of a sudden, you've got a wall of glass so close you could bounce a tennis ball off of it and back. ?
I did look at a west-facing unit there when I was looking to buy a condo 6 years ago. Although CIBC Square (or its earlier name Baypark) was not confirmed then, thanks to UT I knew something was brewing for the parking lot facing the unit, so I passed and bought somewhere else. As American Express used to say 'membership has its privileges.'
 

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It could have been a lot worse. At least 18 Yonge residents are looking at a nice piece of architecture, a step away from the new bus terminal and renovated transportation hub. Imagine if something like this was built there instead....
18 Yonge in itself is just a waste of prime real estate. Something much grander could have been built there, instead of the 2nd coming the Infinity condo complex.

If the 18 Yonge site was still empty, Hines could have integrated the site into something far more useful.
 

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