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    Integral House (James Stewart, 4s, Shim Sutcliffe) COMPLETE

    I noticed that Integral House was featured as the set for Sarek and young Spock’s home on Vulcan in the Toronto filmed ‘Star Trek Discovery’. Seems like a logical choice.
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    St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler COMPLETE

    Interesting... The Erickson design that will become a Trump tower was originally slated to be a Ritz Carlton before the plan was scuttled. The same is true of our own Trump Toronto design. It seems the Trump organization is more than happy to pick up the Ritz's sloppy seconds. This time the...
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    Toronto | Living Shangri-La Toronto | 214.57m | 66s | Westbank | James Cheng

    Here we go again... Reclad, anyone?
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    INDX Condos | 178.6m | 54s | Lifetime | P + S / IBI

    It's pretty hard to believe that this site is actually getting developed. This plot of land is the home of perhaps the most failed development attempts documented on the Urban Toronto Forum. Going back to about the year 2000, the first proposal here was the Graphic Arts Tower, a sleek point...
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    Toronto | Massey Tower Condos | 206.95m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    I actually see the new design as a big step backward over the old one. The first image has quite a sharp look to it with just the right amount of curves. This image had greatly impressed me, which is why the second rendering disappoints me. The new image looks like a committee insisted the...
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    Toronto | Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto | 207.86m | 53s | Graywood | Kohn Pedersen Fox

    These are by far the best images of the Ritz interior that I've seen so far. Much more complimentary then those seen after the media opening.
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    Article: Talon International's Trump International Hotel and Tower Closing In On Bay

    That is one ancient rendering. I remember gawking over this very image back in about 2002-2003. This would have been before the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Shangri-La projects were even known to us. I believe the advertisement that the rendering was attached to read; "Three Toronto...
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    Article: Bishop's Block Comes Back To Life At Westbank's Living Shangri-La Toronto Ho

    It almost looks too good to be true... Honestly, how do we know that they recycled any old brick at all, and didn't just recreate the old building with all new brick?
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    St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler COMPLETE

    Welcome home, billycorgan, where could you have been that is better then the T Dot? I too have fond memories of being excited about threads on this specific tower dating back to the early EZBoard days... and moderated by none other then yourself, I believe. So this is how long it took...
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    Skyline International Moving Ahead With Canada Tower Hotel And Condos

    Huh? Downtown plaza would have been a cheaply built concrete slab with some faux historical pastiche thrown in as part of Stinson's Marketing ploy. This design was chosen hot on the heels of the construction of 1 King West, which attracted buyers with its historical features. If you look at...
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    INDX Condos | 178.6m | 54s | Lifetime | P + S / IBI

    This new design is the seventh tower concept that I've seen for this site. The first would be the Graphic Arts tower around 2000, which for some reason morphed into the First Toronto Tower, that I believe Stinson was involved with as well. This tower's selling feature was... A flagpole on...
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    Toronto | Living Shangri-La Toronto | 214.57m | 66s | Westbank | James Cheng

    LOL! You really must have tuned in recently. Very little construction has moved slower in the history of ths city then Shangri-La.
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    Toronto | Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto | 160m | 45s | GWL | KPMB

    While I do quite like the Delta tower, I can't understand the popularity of the plain glass box design for office tenants. Why is this desirable among companies basing themselves in our city? Would big corporations not prefer a distinctive, original design that sets them apart, rather then a...
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    Toronto | Backstage On The Esplanade | 116.73m | 36s | Cityzen | P + S / IBI

    Railway Tower Capturing the essence and romance of the great Canadian railway line the tower perches overtop of. http://www.nameourcondo.com/entry/402
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    Article: Quick Pic: Talon International's Trump International Hotel And Tower Toronto

    Trump is definitely Post Modern, and in a textbook sense - using modern construction methods and materials while referencing historically influenced design cues... And as fo me, I've been waiting to see this one dumb project on this dumb little lot completed since about 1999, so I love it, and I...
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    Toronto | Infinity Condos | ?m | 35s | Conservatory Group | Richmond Architects

    LOL! Isn't that why we're all here? :p
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    Daily Poll For May 12, 2010: Best Proposal For the New St Lawrence North Market?

    Are you guys kidding me with your support of red? It looks like a Po-Mo nightmare that escaped from the Eighties! That roofline is total schlock, and not at all in tune with the character of the area. At the base of an Intrawest ski resort, this design might work, but do we really want to...
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    Toronto | The King Edward Private Residences | ?m | ?s | Skyline | ERA Architects

    Cool. I'd better start lining up for the 'Doors Open' tour of this place weeks in advance if it is as popular as I imagine it will be.
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    Parade at Concord CityPlace | 127m | 44s | Concord Adex | P + S / IBI COMPLETE

    According to that ad, this building will offer it's occupants views of what seems to be either Singapore or Shanghai. If that is possible from Front and Spadina in Toronto, then I'm sold!
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    Cinespace Studios in Etobicoke (Kipling s of Norseman)

    This is the third attempt we're seeing in this decade to repurpose a large heritage structure into a major film studio to compete with the likes of Toronto Film Studios and now Pinewood. These are getting to be like aquarium announcements. The Great Lakes Film Studio that was supposed to...

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