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    Toronto | 55 Mercer | 155.5m | 47s | CentreCourt | IBI Group

    I'm very curious to see the tower cladding on this one...the fritted glass guardrails and 'copper colour metal' cladding have a chance of really setting this building apart and bringing some much needed colour to the entertainment district. I feel like I've been holding out on photography...
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    Toronto | 100 Lombard | 216m | 59s | Forum Asset Mgmt | OMA

    For exceptional proposals like this I wish there were a process to fast track the approvals process. Not the SPA as I’m sure there’s all the servicing / engineering doohickeys to iron out but, it’s always frustrating to see something grandiose like this get watered down over the 2-3 year cycle...
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    Toronto | Peter and Adelaide | 152.39m | 47s | Graywood | BBB

    Architecture aside I am happy with the retail situation in this development. Five smaller units and activation in the pedestrian walkway is always welcome to me, and a larger second floor anchor (grocery store!) will be solid additions to the neighbourhood. From the CBRE brochure: Side note...
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    Downtown Grocery Store List (current + proposed)

    Peter and Adelaide?
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    Cat Parkette (The Well - Offsite Parkland) (456 Wellington, Claude Cormier + Associés)

    Is this confirmed to be the design for sure? I remember reading the city will be delivering this and not Allied / The Well team - can’t remember where it stands now. I’ll never say no to more Claude Cormier in Toronto so hoping for the best!
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    Toronto | King Blue by Greenland | 155.75m | 48s | Greenland | IBI Group

    Any idea how the permits are allocated across the retail spaces? I'm glad they didn't end up leasing them all as one big chunk, but still confused as to how a grocery store works in here!
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    From Dream Impact's Q2 report:
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I'm surprised they're not using fly forms for the main faces yet. Looks like they wouldn't work on the corners, but surely would save some time on the spaces between the super columns?
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Any early indication of how pre-con sales here are going post launch? Will be a good hallmark for demand on signature projects and an indication of when construction may start :)
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    I always find it really frustrating that SPA documents get removed from the city site so there's no way to even go and check what was approved here...not to mention that as soon as 6 months ago they've promoted the render above.
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    Toronto | King Blue by Greenland | 155.75m | 48s | Greenland | IBI Group

    Does this mean the corner of the hotel lobby is becoming a grocery store? Seems odd..?
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    I assume they won't be able to add the majority of the exterior detailing until the window wall is all installed and they don't need the staging platforms anymore? Then they can use a system similar to how they're doing the fins to add the exterior detailing seen here: But could be another VE...
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    Toronto | West Condos | 46.51m | 14s | Aspen Ridge | Core Architects

    I mean...their own renders are already wrong lmao Render with intense sun glowing red/orange precast with some sort of channel in it: Reality (via Red Mars) is black textureless precast:
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Speaking of the height increase, they resubmitted in March offering some institutional uses to the building by an artist in residence program. Some details from the planning rationale here:
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Not to derail the pricing conversation (real estate thread?), but the construction management plans are posted on the SPA now which have a lot of really interesting details in them. I've tried to list a few below, but I expect they'll be a cool read for many of us on here and I encourage you to...
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    Toronto | Theatre District Residence & Riu Plaza Hotel | 156.05m | 49s | Plaza | BDP Quadrangle

    Walked by the other day and saw they've started cladding the upper section of the north tower. Unfortunately no pictures as it was dark out. Glazing looked pretty good and it was hard to tell how the paneling looked. A pro for sure is that there appeared to just be two materials on the north...
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    Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    A material board was included on the latest submission on the development portal (April 14th): At first I was a little disappointed regarding the general "greyness" of this, but I have to keep reminding myself that nearly all of the metal paneling and large swaths of the glass is faceted. I...
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    Toronto | Peter and Adelaide | 152.39m | 47s | Graywood | BBB

    I appreciate the detailed response - thank you!

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