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    Toronto | 49 - 51 Yonge | 216.36m | 60s | SmartCentres | a—A

    Do we have any inclination regarding whether this is a serious proposal aimed for construction or a zoning exercise to flip the property? Smart Centre REITs portfolio is composed of mostly industrial and suburban commercial lots with little in the form of urban projects (especially with...
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    Toronto | Rush Condos | 44.96m | 15s | Alterra | BDP Quadrangle

    It would've looked sharper if the grey panels and mullions were swapped for black but that's just being nit-picky. Overall this is coming together nicely and i have to give credit to the team for trying something different and really committing to the basket-weave concept. It's projects like...
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    Toronto | 49 - 51 Yonge | 216.36m | 60s | SmartCentres | a—A

    where are the NIMBYs at 88 Scott Street when you need them? This development will block their north view!
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    This one's huge floorplate and roundedness reminds me of 1 Manhattan West going up in Hudson Yards. I'm confident this will be a stunner and am waiting impatiently for the first signs of glass.
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    Toronto | Nobu Residences Toronto | 156.66m | 45s | Madison Group | Teeple Architects

    yikes. The fact that the curtain wall looks messy does not bode well. Also, wasn't the colour scheme supposed to be black and bronze? Or did they pull out the old bait and switch sunset render trick on us? This turning out blue/grey with black removes another element of uniqueness that was...
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    Toronto | The Taylor | 121m | 36s | Tricon | Diamond Schmitt

    Care to elaborate on what you like about it? I fail to see any redeeming qualities. Just look at the lobby 🤮
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    Toronto | PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    People will make things work, as I, coworkers and friends have done so many times as well when picking up Su&Bu or Sweet Jesus. I'll point out that the crowds that are there don't necessarily speak to the quality of the public realm but the way people experience them do. I've heard several...
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    It's looking ... ok. Does the design and execution command top dollar for its location in the main luxury zone of Canada's premier city, a stone's throw from two transit lines and across the street from a future square? Not in my opinion.
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    Toronto | PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    Wow, i jokingly called this a tripping hazard when i saw the plans but the reality is closer to a major obstacle. I don't know the fascination with over-designing public spaces. Some seating, lighting and maybe trees was all that was needed. It also astounds me that they followed a similar...
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    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    I don't know why the curved tower is getting so much hate. It's much better than your average tower especially your typical Toronto 40 story box with jazzed up balconies. It is simple but stands out. The crown is well designed and the spandrel is very well masked. They didn't skimp out on the...
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    Toronto | 2345 Yonge | 130.2m | 36s | RioCan | DIALOG

    The design is abysmal and lacks creativity to an unparalleled degree. The future of this intersection is soul-sucking especially with E2 coming online.
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198.42m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    Yonge Street as a whole is a write off until it is reconstructed as part of the Yonge TOmorrow study. Tender & Construction is slated for 2023-2025 but that may be the first phase. Basically, we have to wait another 10 years before expecting a better streetscape in this part of town.
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    2010 Yonge | ?m | 14s

    It's crazy how late Toronto is regarding inclusionary zoning. Where has council been during the affordability crunch in the past 10 year boom? On that note, Vancouver has had IZ since the late 80s but whatever the effect of it was couldn't reign in the property bubble
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    Toronto | 36 Eglinton West | 220m | 65s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    "In our opinion, the policy doesn't matter." Did i paraphrase correctly?
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    loving the way the light reflects off the balcony ridges. Adds dimension and makes the design much more dynamic.
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    Toronto | TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums | 170.98m | 52s | Lanterra | a—A

    the podium is a hot mess. Not to mention incredibly out of place given how the other side of Yonge Street looks like.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Correct me if i'm wrong but that may be because the bricks on the higher portions are precast panels, while the ones below are individually laid (as seen in previous photos). I think the intent was for them to match but this is as close as they were able to get it.
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    i feel like this one is flying up. Steel structures really do speed things up.
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    In terms of materials, i think they did a good job overall. I like the brick, pavers, precast, terra cotta and ceramic (?, being used on the arched building). The glass is great on the residential point towers, okay on the office building but the window wall-spandrel mix on the low rises is a...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    The cladding screams Norman Foster to me.. which makes sense because it's Foster+Partners.