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    Toronto | 350 Bloor West | 118.1m | 35s | Andrin | IBI Group

    Still with the “urban living room.” Why not widen the sidewalk, which is uncomfortably narrow?
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    Toronto | 328 Bloor West | 114.92m | 37s | First Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    The Fresh has a really nice 3rd Uncle interior, which is the most significant thing on this block
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    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    A few phone shots from a recent site tour:
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    St Bruno St Raymond Catholic School (270 Barton Ave, TCDSB, 3s, Kohn Shnier)

    Two years from now, fresh proof that a publicly funded Toronto school board can actually make a good building.
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    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    Progress on the northwest tower and some heritage buildings:
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    67 Adelaide St E Revovation (Na-Me-Res, 4s, Hilditch)

    This was the Metropolitan Toronto headquarters. It absolutely should be a heritage building. Given its history, it may also be an awkward fit for an Indigenous org. Hopefully the exterior changes are reversible. https://www.instagram.com/p/CI7JlVwM21a/?utm_medium=copy_link
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    Toronto | 888 Dupont | 53.72m | 13s | TAS | SA

    So the developers TAS bought the building in 2017. A photographer has been a tenant there with cheap rent since 2018. In other words, the developers gave cheap rent - short term - to creative tenants who knew full well the building would be redeveloped. And the developers are the villain of...
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    The study refers to building in wood in a European context. Toronto midrise is concrete and, for technical reasons, tends to be exceptionally concrete-intensive.
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    This is a bad plan, which will be overruled in a slow, piecemeal fashion, producing lots of political controversy and unfriendly, inefficient built form. (Midrise is less efficient, in terms of cost and carbon, then highrise.) In my view the neighbourhoods should be opened up, at least to a...
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    The Danforth study covers three kilometres with eight subway stations. By the city’s own calculations, the new zoning would allow a max of ~10,000 new residents, ever. That would still leave the neighbourhood with fewer people than it had in 1972. Why, @Northern Light, is highrise not...
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    Toronto | 452 Bathurst | 25.05m | 6s | Starbank Development Group | BDP Quadrangle

    A very tight ground floor plan. But as usual, the garbage truck loading eats what should be the back of house and converts a good retail space into a bad one.
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    65 Grace Street (?s)

    Images here in my online exhibition New School.
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    Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre (City of Toronto, ?s, CS&P Architects)

    New iteration, but not much different. Green glass fins and off-white cement board say 1990s minimalism, but there’s also an expressed structural diagrid. This doesn’t know what it wants to be. It also doesn’t speak at all to the (incoherent and busy and yellow) architecture of the school next door.

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