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karledice

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This is truly awful, indeed, though off the top of my head I can't think of a single building in Cityplace that has the semi-opaque, toothpaste-coloured balconies.

Not to get too OT, but I actually think Cityplace gets a little unfairly ragged on -- the neighbourhood was inadequately incomplete for years before the community centre/schools building was complete (which is the City's fault, not that of developers or architects), the urban design and traffic are horrendous (again, that's the fault of the Transportation and Planning departments from many years back), all the parkland is in a horrible state of repair (which is the City's fault and that of those who supported Rob Ford then John Tory throughout a decade of city-building austerity), and the retail tenant selection leaves something to be desired.

Aside from that, I really don't mind some of the buildings (and the few I do mind really struggle mostly because they're sprandrel-and-mullion-fests); including 150 Dan Leckie Way, which is the single most-requested building in the entire TCHC portfolio and perhaps the best looking tower in the neighbourhood.

Now, Liberty Village, on the other hand...
Here's an example from the Queens wharf buildings, which unfortunately put CityPlace in the news again after the 3 dead shooting here :(
Same toothpaste colours

 

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Is it just me, or does the next level of balcony glass look like a different shade? (Aka, less toothpastey). Maybe they’re testing a few options before the full application? Excuse the crummy picture.View attachment 239689
Looks whiter to me.
Maybe it'll be striped - like Aquafresh (the missing level will be red)!
 

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Someone noticed hahaha. Interested to see how the rest of the podium comes together, including the windows on the brick section and what kind of cladding will bridge the gap between the two podium volumes.
 

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Must’ve just missed you, @Benito.

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Really like the tapering of the shorter tower; creates a nice variation in the street wall
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I quite like the screening they’re erecting around the mech on the shorter tower.
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Tough to capture without a proper zoom lens, but the (faux?) terracotta looks really sharp IRL.
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