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  1. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | Lakeside Residences | 158m | 49s | Greenland | Hariri Pontarini

    Us to Concord: Just dissolve already. Concord to us: Reduce floor heights, add noise to façade to reduce expenses and increase unit count, while sticking gimmicky stuff that won't age well on every new tower?
  2. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    So if the rumour is true, they could be going for up to 360m here potentially? That's somewhat exciting. (Don't quote this, i just did some quick math without looking at the original arch plans.) Feels like that would be more than a 'minor' variance if true.
  3. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | HuntleySelby | 195.35m | 59s | Broccolini | IBI Group

    An OPA for res land, I am fascinated to see what might happen here. Still it is in an identified growth centre.
  4. Urban-Affair

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

    I recall some rooftop playgrounds in NY, in my youth. Stuff like this:
  5. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | The Pemberton | 215.79m | 68s | Pemberton | a—A

    Super odd. Awkward sales centre? Groundbreaking for the 2nd time?
  6. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | The Rosedale on Bloor | 185.92m | 55s | Gupta | IBI Group

    I agree, this one is harmless at worst, likable at best. However, the balconies are coming up now, so let's see how that goes.
  7. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | 60 Mill | 115.1m | 31s | Gupta | IBI Group

    One might also be wise to check Canli. Often that site seems to have attachments that the decisions make reference to from the OLT/LPAT/OMB.
  8. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    ...and Allied. (in a good way)
  9. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | E2 at E Place | 156.56m | 46s | Capital Developments | TACT Architecture

    Well, if i have to be positive, at least this blends in with the Minto towers.
  10. Urban-Affair

    50-64 Merton (Diamondcorp, 39s, ?)

    ^exactly this. Also, like you know, a small side street, with no corner. It's done in NYC, but with 50 units in 1400 ft tall skinny things. We all know how this would end up in Toronto, 1000 units, and an ingress egress mess.
  11. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    lol, someone will need a large bottle of Goo Gone for that adhesive.
  12. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | Portland Commons | 71.7m | 15s | Carttera | Sweeny &Co

    So, what is that green stuff for? I haven't seen that before.
  13. Urban-Affair

    50-64 Merton (Diamondcorp, 39s, ?)

    haha, this is hilarious. Someone had the jimmy hands and reached for the 7 instead of the 2.
  14. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | Downtown Data Centre | 38.5m | 4s | Equinix Inc | WZMH

    Interesting. Both interesting about Ontario line being so close as a possible reason for cancellation here, and also I wonder if the proponent of this build saw the possible corporate push back in to offices, and decided it made less sense to build now? I could be totally wrong, but my...
  15. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | 9 Dawes Road | 97.01m | 27s | Minto Group | Wallman Architects

    As someone else who lives here part time at least, the one lane part is actually quite positive, because it includes an east west bike route that now flows across almost all of Toronto, excluding Scarberia. The school I went to in Forest HIll as a child had portables. It's really not that big...
  16. Urban-Affair

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

    So, we all know how slow this is going, but my concern is whether this slow speed is in the timeline, and allows for the construction budgeting to work? I wish i could look at the proforma so badly here.
  17. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Without a new ZBLA, they will have to work within the confines of what was passed on the previous ZBLA, so my guess is that they will do something similar to how Pemberton has dulled down the old Cresford Yorkville project.
  18. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    I too am very much liking what I'm seeing cladding-wise, thus far.
  19. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | ANX | 48.07m | 13s | Freed | Teeple Architects

    Are they shoring for both buildings? I am unclear on whether these are connected or not, or if the commercial portion is a seperate improvement? parking connected perhaps? EDIT: ok so this is for both buildings after looking at the ownership and the property lines, which I assume at minimum...
  20. Urban-Affair

    Toronto | 1631 Queen East | 64.7m | 18s | CreateTO | SvN

    I think the most important thing to touch on is the underlying tone of that article above. For example, just read this sentence out loud to yourself and try not to feel the underlying disdain, emphasis mine but I think it's fair: "TCHC and non-profit cooperatives have long been an accepted part...