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  1. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    I've got the full picture in one of those old Mike Filey Then and Now books. It's by Gaston Gascard and a good digital reproduction can be found here: https://maps.library.utoronto.ca/datapub/digital/NG/historicTOmaps/1876GascardBEVfromNRailElevator.jpg
  2. Blovertis

    The Jack Condos | 39.01m | 11s | Aspen Ridge | BDP Quadrangle COMPLETE

    Contra general sentiment in other threads, the renderings for this project were very accurate.
  3. Blovertis

    Toronto | No7 Rosedale | 16.76m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    See my post back in February 2019 (#57). The neighbourhood association explicitly objected to the four-storey height in its fundraising letters.
  4. Blovertis

    Toronto | 10 Huntley | 97.3m | 29s | APS Holdings Limited | IBI Group

    It's news to me that there's underground parking beneath that surface lot facing Jarvis. Sixties planning at its best.
  5. Blovertis

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

    Four-and-a-half years, four-and-a-half floors.
  6. Blovertis

    El Mocambo Signage Rebuild/Restoration

    This reminds me of the recent deluxe reissue of the Replacements' "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash." Cluelessly repackaging a grungy classic in a way that defeats its original purpose.
  7. Blovertis

    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Not that I'm any retail guru, but even before the pandemic I thought that below-ground, south-of-Bloor MacEwan's was an ill-advised location and would have a hard time competing against Eataly and Pusateris.
  8. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Nice new paint job on the fire station. Looks like they put the lettering back up too (or recreated it).
  9. Blovertis

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

    I think it’s awesome that a French automaker is moving its HQ to downtown Toronto . . . but do they even sell any cars here?
  10. Blovertis

    Toronto | Burke Condominiums | 163.4m | 53s | Concert | IBI Group

    That makes four houses moved in and around a single intersection within a decade. Remarkable.
  11. Blovertis

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

    Here's some more baseless speculation: Under Mizrahi's financing agreement, a funding tranche is contingent on a key milestone -- installation of the first glass.
  12. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Wow. That thing really ballooned -- and not long after its original construction, from the look of it. Obviously a huge appetite for Christianity and temperance back then.
  13. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    I like the courthouse, but this one always hurts.
  14. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    By the way, Frogley's Bakery was where one George Weston did his apprenticeship. By coincidence, his grandson Galen died yesterday.
  15. Blovertis

    Hudson's Bay Company (including Top Shop / Top Man)

    The disconnect between the claim and reality is jarring. Everyone knows that Yorkdale is the best mall in Canada. This lawsuit is a desperation move if ever I saw one.
  16. Blovertis

    Toronto | No7 Rosedale | 16.76m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    Interesting. The main reason the tribunal awarded costs was because the RAs put forward an "expert" witness who apparently didn`t know what he was talking about -- he didn`t understand that a neighbourhoods designation does not preclude apartments up to four storeys and thus wasted everybody's time.
  17. Blovertis

    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    The persistence of that eyesore at Bay and Adelaide must have really bugged the early-20th century equivalent of Urban Toronto development trainspotters.
  18. Blovertis

    Toronto | No7 Rosedale | 16.76m | 4s | Platinum Vista | Hariri Pontarini

    And I'll bet more than a few of them will buy units here when they reach their empty nest years.
  19. Blovertis

    Toronto | 1140 Yonge Street | ?m | 13s | Devron Developments | AUDAX

    Very much getting a Robert A.M. Stern vibe here.

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