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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Except for the government buildings, it’s a pretty interesting place. But then I also like what Niemeyer did in São Paulo too.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Cute, but of course if you know the region, you're aware it's one of several prominent sites, along a main thoroughfare. And yet...it's not a highrise. The National Library the other poster has in their bio pic is the tallest nearby structure, until you move a few blocks down the road, and...
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    According to Toronto Planning, until the new one is approved, the 1997 version prevails. Completely relevant. However, from the NEW proposed secondary plan, these are the areas intended for improvement (plus the one near the track, that I missed highlighting). 90 Queen's Park isn't...
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    That’s fun, you just quoted my employer at me. 😂😂😂 Also, they are representative of their communities. I live in the area, it is not a good representation of the overall city, for integration. But as a community, the opponents to the project represented their neighbours. From the 1997...
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    What does their racial background have to do with it? This is neither Central Waterfront, nor Downtown. it’s the U of T campus / museum row.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    I will say, I like your Brasilia pic, but I prefer the cathedral.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Nope. I know it’s nowhere near me, or you’d appreciate why nobody here wants this…but my question was a genuine one. I’ve never woken up and thought to myself: “that guy, I’m going to insist the city overshadow his residence with a needless tower, which has nothing to do with me”. I’m curious...
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Why do people who don’t live in neighbourhoods obsess over densifying them? This is an honest question. Why DO people with no skin in the game, get so gung-ho about things?
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    No, it isn't. Hence whey they're not building a tower. Checkmate.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    History doesn't stop at 1929, it stops at Bloor Street. There's a wall of taller buildings enclosing the low-risk campus, which is subject to the UToronto Secondary Plan. That plan itself proposed maintaining the historic low-rise character of the area.
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    Toronto | 95 St Joseph | 130.9m | 39s | Daniels | Core Architects

    It's a partnership with Amica retirement homes. 12 floors of the whole plot of land, and a point tower above it. It may change again before end of August, so that's all I have for now.
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    Toronto | 95 St Joseph | 130.9m | 39s | Daniels | Core Architects

    For anyone keeping track, they now expect a revised submission toward the end of August. The Working Group met recently, and the proposal is not a significant departure from prior. There may be more amends before resubmission, but at this time it is still 37 or 39 storeys, on a 12 floor...
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Architecture is supposed to be about context. The context of this site, is low-rise. It simply IS. You can't refute it. I can see this site from my home, and there are no high-rise buildings within 50ft of this site.

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