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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Landscape of Landmark Quality | ?m | 1s | U of T | MVVA

    Update on this mystery: They now have decal covering these. One of them reads "Soon we will be pulling back the curtains on our deepest secret. (Hint: Canada's largest urban geoexchange)".
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    Toronto Toronto | 364 Huron | 13.84m | 3s | Unix Housing Group | Icon

    This is moving along quickly. Looks like the basement foundation for the new build was done by last weekend.
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Landscape of Landmark Quality | ?m | 1s | U of T | MVVA

    Hmm... I do wonder if they actually mean a literal classroom, or if they just mean that the viewing window allows for learning, making it serve like a "classroom" of sorts. I am reading elsewhere that they do intend for experiential learning with the geothermal aspect, but I would assume it's...
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    Mississauga Toronto | Twin Pines Redevelopment | ?m | 12s | Peel Housing Corporation | Axia

    I had no idea there was a mobile home park here.
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Landscape of Landmark Quality | ?m | 1s | U of T | MVVA

    I'm sorry- what? That sounds absolutely bizarre. When they were building it, that space looked to be full of piping, there wasn't anything open enough to be a classroom space. I also don't see any doors nearby of appropriate of "lecture hall" quality. I initially hoped when they poured it...
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: The Gateway | ?m | ?s | Westbank

    Smart thinking, I hadn't considered that. The Charles buildings are aging and not fitting in well with the evolving design of the neighbourhood. The foyer is nice enough. I like the auditorium, but last I heard is that it will be razed. I don't think it's used anymore since UTS vacated the...
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    Toronto Toronto | 364 Huron | 13.84m | 3s | Unix Housing Group | Icon

    Update: Demolition imminent. Excavator on site ready to go.
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    Hamilton Toronto | Lincoln Alexander Hall | 59.31m | 15s | Knightstone | Diamond Schmitt

    WOW. What a difference. This looks like it was a lovely residential area. Couldn't they have kept any of the mature trees on site? There are many out on the boarders near sidewalk. They cleared absolutely everything.
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Robarts Library Renovations & Robarts Common | ?m | ?s | U of T | Diamond Schmitt

    It bothers me that it's still not totally done. There are little deficiencies around the exterior that haven't been fixed. And the grassy / park-like area just north of it hasn't been fixed up either. There is a generator still parked on site that hasn't been used for months and months. The...
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    Toronto Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    What exactly is the "spirit room"? Is it that multi-storey space where platforms just run through it?
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    Mississauga Toronto | U of T: UTM Science Building | ?m | ?s | U of T | Kieran Timberlake

    Oh wow that was surprising. I don't think I've ever seen a site where they build a structure like that exclusively for facade mock-ups and then remove it.
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    Mississauga Toronto | 170 Lakeshore Road East | 56.6m | 17s | Lightpoint | Arcadis

    Personally I can understand why some might be upset. The shadow from this will impact the residential to the north and likely the schoolyard further north as well. It's not pleasant using outdoor space in the shadow of a tall building. It's cold, gloomy, and sometimes even quite windy. Not to...
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Landscape of Landmark Quality | ?m | 1s | U of T | MVVA

    The point is to NOT fit the campus architecture. The gazebo is meant as an Indigenous ceremony meeting spot, hence the fire pit, native plants, and traditional names written on plaques.
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Lash Miller Building Expansion | 25.03m | 4s | U of T | Mikkelsen Arkitekter

    Demolition has started and almost complete actually.
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    Toronto Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    They haven't needed permits for those things before have they? They looked like simple enough things not to require permits. And I think we already have more than three of them. I feel like this is something bigger like the lounge
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    Innisfil Toronto | 1878 Innisfil Beach Road | ?m | ?s | Kingsdale

    Sorry, it's currently a farm field and is going to have towers? That's some rapid densification right there.
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: FitzGerald Building Conversion | 4.89m | 1s | U of T | RDHA

    It's nice lit up at night. They have exterior lighting highlighting the west side. They've also been keeping all the interior lights on at night, and it's clear they pretty much gutted the entire building and made open offices everywhere. All the furniture is moved in already. A couple of...
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre (Phase 1) | 64.8m | 13s | U of T | Weiss/Manfredi

    Interestingly the washrooms seem to be unisex (or at least on the 2nd floor), and for using the elevator, you select your floor before entering the elevator.... I guess that's better for security reasons maybe
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    Toronto Toronto | U of T: Academic Wood Tower | 77m | 14s | U of T | Patkau

    Interesting... I guess they already built the base with enough structural integrity to support a tower? I guess they were planning this long before they sought the approvals.
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    Toronto Toronto | Ronald McDonald House | 62.8m | 18s | Ronald McDonald House Charities | Montgomery Sisam

    Is this not severely wasteful to redevelop this already though? Especially for a charity? If I was a major donor to the present 240 McCaul building, I would probably be quite upset. How much did that building cost anyway?