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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 2) | 299m | 90s | Menkes | a—A

    Oh, more buildings with soulless wraparound balconies on every floor. I wonder who the aArchitect is. It's funny how different HP and aA have become. I remember when aA used to actually deliver some nice designs, like Four Seasons, Burano, and others. Now, they're just doing the Casa formula ad...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    I feel like they could've done more with that theme than just a bunch of cat sculptures/silhouettes. Cool idea though!
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    Mississauga Soccer Stadium (Canadian Premier League, other events)

    This is a joke, right? Besides the poor infrastructure, drivers here are horrible at dealing with cyclists. My friends and I are always forced to take up a whole lane when we do group rides, because drivers will try to pass in the most dangerous ways if you don't do that. I've never been on a...
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    Mississauga Soccer Stadium (Canadian Premier League, other events)

    They could find a developer willing to allow it on their land in lieu of height restriction/density easement. Heck, maybe even have the developer subsidize it by allowing a condo/hotel/whatever to be constructed alongside it. But, I digress; this is Mississauga, afterall...
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    Why does aA have to design most buildings with wraparound balconies? I understand the desire for investors to have balconies in their units, but can aA be a little less lazy? Design balconies around the floorplan rather than just blankly surrounding the building with them!
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    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    I made a typo there. It was supposed to say that I'd be in favour of the city banning wraparound balconies above Xth floor. I'd say that most people above a certain floor would benefit from the views, window washing, lack of cigarette butts/bird poop/snow accumulation/etc. Not to mention you can...
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    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    This is stunning. I appreciate the high quality curtainwall cladding and lack of wraparound balconies. Nothing screams lazy more than a building with window wall and wraparound balconies, so you can pitch every unit as having a "balcony" to investors. We need more rentals if it means an end to...
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    Toronto | 383 Sherbourne | 154.5m | 49s | NJS Capital | IBI Group

    There is no way this will look anything like the rendering. There are no balconies, and we can't have that in Toronto. We have to put balconies on EVERYTHING, even if it's 300 floors up, it needs balconies on all 4 sides. If we can find a way to put balconies on the floors and ceilings of units...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Not to mention how her move not to increase property tax for years and keep Mississauga's budget dependent on new development rather than using those funds for infrastructure improvements was asinine. She deprived the city of a very substantial amount of money that could've actually improved...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    This doesn't change the fact that much of the transit development is West of Hurontario. It absolutely makes sense to have that loop there. Not all trains travelling on Hurontario needed to go through it, so the argument that it would've increased everyone's travel time is invalid. Also...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    They could've easily added trains that bypass the loop, or made the loop trains a different "line" where you'd have to get off and take another train on the same platform. Even a single dedicated train going around the loop continuously while all other trains run straight through would've solved...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    It upsets me so much that the planned Square One area loop was removed in the final design. That would've made this project a lot more useful.
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I typically dislike wraparound balconies, but HP impresses me yet again. One word I'd use to describe this building: sleek.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Slightly off topic, but this photo beautifully illustrates the differences between window wall and curtainwall, especially in the way they attach to the slab. Curtainwall, on the right, sits entirely off of the slab, as illustrated by that top panel. Window wall, on the other hand, rest on the...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That glass looks incredible. I still can't believe they got 11m tall panels rather than just getting multiple smaller panels.
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    If you stop fully, it's not really an issue. Sure, shifting down to first is annoying, but that's about it. If you don't stop fully, it's actually more annoying, because you either shift down to first and have that shock, or shift to second and ride the clutch a bit. Because of that, the few...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    I agree with a lot of what you said, but not all of it. The reason cyclists don't go on trails next to roads sometimes is because they're poorly designed. A lot of times, they have harsh curbs and the button to cross is inconvenient for a cyclist to press. I used to have similar thoughts to you...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Thank you!! What's irritating are the two golf courses that take up so much space with no pedestrian/bike bypasses, so the distance between Mississauga Rd. and Hurontario at Dundas is >5km! Mavis (or Glengarry) should've been another road that crosses the Credit River. As you said, all the...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Sorry if this is off topic, but one thing that really bothers me about Mississauga is that there are very few viable biking options to get to the lake from North of the QEW. Hurontario is the best option for a lot of people, and it's horrendous. You either risk going under the train tracks on...
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    York University: Vari Hall Expansion (2s, Ventin Group)

    Absolutely hideous. The only redeeming "feature" is that this portion of Vari Hall is barely visible above ground level. That little grass area in the renderings above has been a permanent "staging" area for years. It was always covered in construction junk and equipment that I thought might be...

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