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    Toronto Toronto | 931 Yonge | 106m | 32s | CreateTO | Zeidler

    Yeah, for their many flaws, Amazon fills a niche where they can get you products you might have to at the very least, drive hours for to buy at a store, if not go to another country to buy (assuming you can get them in a physical store at all). Like, it's nearly impossible to buy football...
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    Toronto Toronto | 931 Yonge | 106m | 32s | CreateTO | Zeidler

    Love the increase in density, but I don't get why it required replacing warm toned brick with more grey. This city needs way less grey, not more.
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    Toronto Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.9m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    I agree with the comments that like, you don't start building the tallest building in the city without doing geotechnical analysis, and then mitigating for issues. But that said... if the building does start leaning, we can call it a tourist attraction! The leaning supertall of Toronto!
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    Toronto Toronto | 8 Wellesley | Residences at Yonge | 182.15m | 55s | CentreCourt | Arcadis

    Meanwhile City Planning aggressively rejected a rare attempt at an angled building a block south of here 🙃 But like, really though, why do we insist that every building must include units that look directly into the units of the neighboring building? Angled buildings would at least help a bit...
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    Toronto Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Just what we needed, the PATH (Above Ground Version)
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    Canada Life Building 344 University Avenue (?, ?s, GWL)

    Yeah OLT is just gonna approve basically any garbage pile of grey glass and spandrel that is proposed, given it's that close to a subway station. I have little hope we get anything good out of this, but I really would love to be wrong.
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    Toronto Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    Yeah exactly, Phase 2 needs to redirect the same amount of weight into a notably smaller foundation, due to the rail corridor. Plus there's the whole thing where the tower itself is essentially cantilevered over said active rail corridor, which as someone who was originally a civil engineering...
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    Toronto non-mall retail (Odds & Ends)

    It's just the Aura store. There's IKEA 2.0 signage all over the upper level. They're currently renovating that floor, section by section. So far it just seems like a better re-arrangement of the store layout but maybe there will be some kind of new smarthome section.
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    LCBO / The Beer Store

    As long as we provide options for people without cars. Return centres need to be in walkable neighbourhoods, not just places people need to drive or take a bus to. A two-tier system is not the answer.
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    MX documentation has always clear that the line colour/number for the OL is essentially "to be confirmed" with the TTC, which is why it was close to the existing Line 3 branding, but slightly wrong. The TTC's future network map just has it using the existing Line 3 branding. It will almost...
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    Toronto Toronto | East Harbour Transit Hub | 14.35m | 1s | Metrolinx | Metrolinx

    I'm skeptical of blaming CF for this when the design is so very in-line with the bland suburban garbage MX has proposed for all the "SmartTrack" stations(and this was/maybe still is (idk) a SmartTrack station). CF has it's problems, but we can't just let Metrolinx off the hook here. Even if CF...
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    The seemingly terminal decline of Tim Hortons

    True, but Tim's is remarkably shitty about allergies regardless of who the franchisee is. And I doubt a franchisee has the option to be like "we don't want to sell peanut butter cookies to make our place more allergy-friendly" Fundamentally, these decisions come from the top in one way or...
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    Toronto Toronto | East Harbour Transit Hub | 14.35m | 1s | Metrolinx | Metrolinx

    Pretty much every recent station renovation has been designed to be adapted for level boarding. One of the few places where MX has actually been forward-thinking. The issue now is all the bilevel cars need to be refitted to have adjustable steps at the doors before they can convert any of the...
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    Toronto Toronto | East Harbour Transit Hub | 14.35m | 1s | Metrolinx | Metrolinx

    To be more serious, I'm deeply confused at the design philosophy of this station vs what has been submitted for Exhibition. It feels like Exhibition was done by the OL team within MX, and this has been done by the GO team. Like this is a generic GO station with an OL station strapped onto it...
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    Toronto Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    While I'm not opposed to grass being there in the interim, I can't help but feel it would have been better to make it a set of bus lanes so that there would be actually decent transit to the area. Obviously we should have had the streetcar on QQE ready to be extended down here already, but since...
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    Toronto Toronto | 83 Bloor West | 269.05m | 80s | Parallax | Arcadis

    Amazing how something that was already pretty bad got worse in basically every way. More parking, uglier design, weird inset breaking up the streetwall, etc.
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    Toronto Toronto | The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    As someone born outside Toronto, I'd argue Yonge and Dundas is more famous than Yonge and Bloor. Within Ontario, CityTV is based there, and beyond that, Dundas Square, for better or worse, generates a lot of attention. Tbh beyond being a transit nerd, I didn't know about Yonge and Bloor that...
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    Toronto Toronto | East Harbour Transit Hub | 14.35m | 1s | Metrolinx | Metrolinx

    We should have told them this station would be in some obscure town in York Region, and be used by 5 people per day. We'd have be given the world's most beautiful transit station as a responce,.
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    The seemingly terminal decline of Tim Hortons

    Tims policy for years (since 2000ish) has been go here if you have food allergies. Like, any food allergies. To the point of putting up legal disclaimers in the stores. They have never made any effort to accommodate allergies, and never will. I haven't been to one since I was 10 or so as a...
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    Toronto Toronto | East Harbour Transit Hub | 14.35m | 1s | Metrolinx | Metrolinx

    Oh dear god this looks like absolute garbage so far. Who doesn't love a long blank concrete wall alongside a pedestrian underpass! Why not have glass there like they have planned at Queen St? But also sadly exactly the kind of suburban garbage we have come to expect from MX. They would think a...