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    Toronto | 522 University | 232.92m | 62s | Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc | WZMH

    The amount of carbon embodied in the existing structure must be absolutely huge. It also happens to be a particularly striking Parkin with well-preserved details at grade. Future generations already have several reasons to look back in disgust.
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    Toronto | The Brixton | 45.41m | 12s | CentreCourt | Graziani + Corazza

    Dull, spandrel-heavy, overbearing... and arguably G+C's best work to date.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Frankly, it's looking like Aura 2.0 at this point.
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    Bombardier Downsview Lands (Northcrest-Canada Lands, Henning Larsen)

    To put the density in perspective, the plan above is aiming for 83,500 people over 211.5 hectares, or roughly 40,000 people/km^2. That's about as dense as Sham Shui Po in HK, the 11th arrondissement in Paris, or Manhattan's Upper East Side. It's not that this proposal isn't dense, it's just a...
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    Toronto | 11 Pleasant Boulevard | 53.1m | 14s | Plaza Partners | BDP Quadrangle

    A dense, car-free, narrow, mixed use building replacing surface parking on a street flanked by beastly above-ground parking garages. Makes for a satisfying case study of a city clawing its way back from the depths of car-centric development.
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    Toronto | 357 King West | 148.13m | 42s | Great Gulf | BDP Quadrangle

    Funny, I see the Y and I think Yes! What a nice way to open up the street corner and add a little flair at ground level. Of course, janky cladding could still ruin it aesthetically, and there's certainly grounds for pessimism based on what we've seen so far.
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    Toronto | 65 George | 67.32m | 17s | 10Block Studio | Core Architects

    Great shot, very handsome indeed! It's as heritage as they come, this is the original stable building built alongside the neighbouring Little York Inn in 1879. While the hotel itself was designated in the 70s, the stables only joined the register last year. So the new design now saves the...
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    Toronto | 1631 Queen East | 64.7m | 18s | CreateTO | SvN

    Credit where credit is due, they picked a pretty appropriate acronym for themselves!
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    Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    This has probably come up earlier in the thread, but for anyone curious these pieces by Métis artist Kenneth Lavallee (http://cargocollective.com/knnth) are in honour of Dr. Lillian McGregor of the Whitefish River First Nation. The crane represents her family clan sign, other elements are meant...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Good! Punishment for taking the car to one of the most transit-accessible buildings in the city 😉
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    Toronto | Leaside Common | 29.98m | 9s | Gairloch | BDP Quadrangle

    Another lovely design with lots of character neutered by an unrelenting expanse of window wall at grade. 😞
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    Toronto | 416 Dawes | 16.4m | 4s | TPL | Perkins&Will

    I'm sold that the sloping windows resemble a similar design gesture on a piece of contemporary architecture in the same genre in New York... but talk about tone-deaf concerns of the bourgeoisie. Aren't there much bigger fish to fry in this city?
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    Toronto | Aqualina at Bayside | 47.85m | 13s | Tridel | Arquitectonica

    Absolutely, although it does strike me as pretty tragic that this splash of corporate window film is now the most appealing part of this building's presence on QQE.
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    Toronto | Crosstown Community: Generations (Block 5A) | 92m | 27s | Aspen Ridge | a—A

    The tower actually looks rather handsome but holy cow is that pedestrian level ever bleak.
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Wow, fascinating choices! Hopefully the quality of this development so far is a harbinger for successful plantings. As an aside, I'd just like to say -- as a user who mostly lurks -- that your thoughtful posts about trees and urban ecology are a pleasure to read, and really a unique...

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