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    Toronto | Hyatt Place / The 203 Residences on Jarvis | 108.2m | 32s | Manga | IBI Group

    The Armouries is far more interesting than 90% of the buildings in this city. That old Sears HQ on Jarvis is another. All architecture eventually falls out of favour with a certain generation. 1950-1990, it was pre-WW2 buildings that fell out of favour and people attempted to demo all of it...
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    If you look at the renderings a large vertical swath of has no window articulation. I'm assuming that living room interior is in that part of the building.
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    Toronto | 55 Mercer | 155.5m | 47s | CentreCourt | IBI Group

    That 6 floor stone and red brick section on the west side counts as historical recreation. Many argue that historical recreation is destined to look cheap and tacky but it just isn't so. It's easy to get wrong but if one pays attention to proportion, detail, and quality materials there's a...
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    Toronto | 425 Bloor West | 104.4m | 30s | The Brown Group | IBI Group

    Agree. Instead of doing away with the motif they'd end up with a more successful design if they re-produced that 4 floor church tower multiple times using the exact same dimensions. A series of arches on the first floor that are the same height, width as seen on the 1st floor of that church...
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    Thanks very much for the run down. I'm a big proponent of implementing greenery/flowers whenever possible. Perhaps when Toronto's tax base/km2 rises higher we can electrify all our downtown pavement like Oslo has done. They did a cost analysis and concluded that it would pay for itself quite...
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    With the proliferation of downtown canyons, the worry is that these streets are destined to be treeless or with pitiful looking trees that struggle. Are there species/varieties that can prosper with indirect sunlight? Adelaide West, Richmond West, Wellington West, etc.
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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    Urban parks came into vogue a century ago to offer a green (nature) calming oasis. By that measure, this 'park' fails miserably. It's more amusement park than traditional park. I've been 2-3 times. It's impossible to relax there but it's a nicer place to be than the sidewalk. I'm assuming...
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    Toronto | 55C: 55 Charles Condos | 167m | 50s | MOD Developments | a—A

    Pleasantly surprised by the fenestration although this is the minimum standard we should strive for on all new builds.
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    That roof top parking lot would make a terrific green space/patio/beer garden.
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    10 Dundas East (former Toronto Life Square, Ent Prop Trust, 10s, Baldwin & Franklin)

    I have no issue with one part of downtown being a sensory overload of garish video screens and signs. Love it or hate it, the popularity of it is undeniable and it's arguably become the psychological heart of downtown. The problem has always been the execution: primitive and cheap looking...
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    Toronto | 65 King Street East | 82.9m | 18s | Carttera | WZMH

    Those top 2 rows of 5 windows just need some flower boxes and it will look terrific. Flower boxes are surprisingly rare in Canada. I'm not sure what the cultural disinterest in them is. It's an inexpensive way of injecting visual interest, beauty, colour, character, warmth, and refinement.
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    Toronto | 401 Bay Street | 143.86m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    That's all one can hope for at this point. Restoration 20-30 years from now.
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    Toronto | U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre | ?m | 20s | U of T | Weiss/Manfredi

    No heritage building is immune to the wrecker's ball because there will always be someone who doesn't value it. Changing taste is precisely why we've lost 100s of heritage buildings over the last 70 years and will continue to. Once this building goes, how many like it will be left? Or is the...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That wonky tree is very distracting. Can trees at this stage be slowly winched straight?
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    Post your pictures of Toronto here!

    It's on the southeast corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley East.