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Which is why this set of towers will run perpendicular to the others. Plenty of room East/West for this second phase, whereas the south lot had more room North/South.

I wonder when the CIBC logo will be added. Has CIBC given any indications of their pending rebrand? I imagine they'll do a rebrand across all branches and buildings, not just these towers, so it's probably dependant on that larger effort rather than awaiting the completion of the first phase.
Pandemic put a hold on many marketing spends - the rebrand was very likely pushed back several months, complicating the logo install on CIBC square.
 

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Pandemic put a hold on many marketing spends - the rebrand was very likely pushed back several months, complicating the logo install on CIBC square.

IIRC the KPMG logo on Bay Adelaide West also wasn’t installed on the building until quite a bit later after completion (for different reasons).
 

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The one complaint about this project is it should have been taller. Looking up at this from bay and lake shore it does feel a bit stumpy but views of it from every other perspective are 10/10
I agree, but I guess the 1 consolation is that there will be 2 towers and a lot of density, and it will really fill in this part of the skyline. But they could have been taller. Maybe we're just a bit spoiled. I think we've got more towers going up than anywhere on the continent and there's still tons more to come hopefully.
 

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Back in the day, when I had to walk up to Union Station from my shoe box in the middle of the Yonge St. both sides of the hill...

...more seriously, thanks for taking the time to jog the memory, Fritter-san and Mr. End. /bows
 

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It was a CP freight building before Metrolinx demolished and built their original Union Bus Terminal

An express freight building specifically. This type of freight - think parcels - was usually carried on passenger trains in a dedicated car, or in the baggage car. The CN express building was located on the opposite end, on the west side of York Street, and it still stands, incorporated into the Skywalk. The teamways, on either side of York and Bay Streets would have been used to send express cargo up to track level.

Heavy freight was managed elsewhere, like the freight delivery tracks located where Roy Thomson Hall now stands.
 

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