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  1. Blovertis

    Toronto | 200 University | ?m | 47s | GWL | KPMB

    Whoa. Has a modern office building ever got that kind of preservationist treatment before?
  2. Blovertis

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    By my reckoning, precisely two buildings on the above map remain: the Toronto Club and the Bank of Montreal at Yonge and Front.
  3. Blovertis

    Hudson's Bay Centre Renovations | 39.24m | 7s | Brookfield | Adamson

    My God, why even bother? Why go to the trouble of tearing down the old HBC, only to replace it with something of the same height? And what about the dead-zone NE corner of Bloor-Yonge?
  4. Blovertis

    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Gentlemen, we have liftoff.
  5. Blovertis

    2022 Municipal Election: Council Races

    Word is Kristin Wong Tam is about to make the jump to provincial politics. Going to run in Toronto Centre for (what else?) the NDP.
  6. Blovertis

    Church-Wellesley Village

    So long Alexander Wood, it was nice knowing you.
  7. Blovertis

    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    How parochial. They did hire a Canadian firm -- it's not like they went to the U.S. and Europe. Funny, I don't see this kind of criticism on the many threads praising Claude Cormier.
  8. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    I've got the full picture in one of those old Mike Filey Then and Now books. It's by Gaston Gascard and a good digital reproduction can be found here: https://maps.library.utoronto.ca/datapub/digital/NG/historicTOmaps/1876GascardBEVfromNRailElevator.jpg
  9. Blovertis

    The Jack Condos | 39.01m | 11s | Aspen Ridge | BDP Quadrangle COMPLETE

    Contra general sentiment in other threads, the renderings for this project were very accurate.
  10. Blovertis

    Toronto | No7 Rosedale | 16.76m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    See my post back in February 2019 (#57). The neighbourhood association explicitly objected to the four-storey height in its fundraising letters.
  11. Blovertis

    Toronto | 10 Huntley | 97.3m | 29s | APS Holdings Limited | IBI Group

    It's news to me that there's underground parking beneath that surface lot facing Jarvis. Sixties planning at its best.
  12. Blovertis

    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Four-and-a-half years, four-and-a-half floors.
  13. Blovertis

    El Mocambo Signage Rebuild/Restoration

    This reminds me of the recent deluxe reissue of the Replacements' "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash." Cluelessly repackaging a grungy classic in a way that defeats its original purpose.
  14. Blovertis

    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Not that I'm any retail guru, but even before the pandemic I thought that below-ground, south-of-Bloor MacEwan's was an ill-advised location and would have a hard time competing against Eataly and Pusateris.
  15. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Nice new paint job on the fire station. Looks like they put the lettering back up too (or recreated it).

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