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  1. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    How about going back to the previous logo? Much classier compared to these lowest common denominator Disney-esque ones.
  2. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | The Berczy | 41.76m | 13s | Concert | Arcadis

    Why can't more of this be done in key historic neighbourhoods in the city? It's looks fairly simple to do and shouldn't be too expensive. And it avoids that ugly faux look that you get with precast concrete pseudo-historical buildings such as French Quarter. Love it!
  3. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler

    With respect to reviews of the hotel, it seems to be doing well. #1 hotel in Toronto on TripAdvisor with excellent reviews on Expedia and
  4. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | The Berczy | 41.76m | 13s | Concert | Arcadis

    Those images above speak volumes. Imagine how cool St. Lawrence would be today if most of the original buildings would have been retained? God, I despise the urban renewal of the modern era. Thankfully, a lot of those dreadful errors are being corrected.
  5. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Bellefair Kew Beach Residences | ?m | 5s | Reserve Properties | RAW Design

    Will there be any of the old church elements in the interior? If not, what a waste. Look at Abbey Lofts to see how it should be done.
  6. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | 619 Yonge | 237.99m | 70s | YI Developments | Core Architects

    You're not alone or a freak. There's not only the historical significance, but it's important to remember the most vibrant streets in cities around the world are lined with old narrow lowrise buildings. This is virtually universal. We already have a bland, sterile street lined with concrete...
  7. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Nice work, wyliepoon... but I do think those images illustrate what a detriment this project would be for the street level. A bland and boring megablock. In particular, the loss of the 1915 Anderson building is worth mourning.
  8. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Forma | 308m | 84s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Thumbs down to this thing. We're losing a very pleasant urban block with a nice streetwall for a jumbled, but trendy, mess. Build it on a parking lot, but don't sacrifice this block for that.
  9. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Living Shangri-La Toronto | 214.57m | 66s | Westbank | James Cheng

    But not so bad for the B-list stars?
  10. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | The Dineen Building | ?m | 5s | Commercial Realty G. | George Robb

    This is the first I'm hearing of this restoration and I'm thrilled. I've admired this neglected little beauty for years and was convinced that it would be facing the wrecking ball soon due to neglect or "progress".
  11. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler

    If you read the review, you'd see it's actually mostly favourable. "Find a deal, though, and it’s worth a visit." is the bottom line.
  12. ganjavih

    City-TV & OMNI-TV's H.Q. (formerly Torch, Quadrangle)

    No updates for the past year... any improvements or is this area as ugly as ever?
  13. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler

    Toronto Trump Tower’s design is controlled but sexy
  14. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Massey Tower Condos | 206.95m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

    Oooh, this is exciting. A big tower along Toronto's main drag and restoration of at least one of those two neglected historic beauties. The tower itself looks great, and the glassy portion between the two heritage buildings is a very appropriate way to treat that space. Hopefully the quality...
  15. ganjavih

    Back to Toronto

    Poor little guy...
  16. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Natasha Residences | 156.9m | 47s | Lanterra | BDP Quadrangle

    So glad they're planning to save the facade at least. Losing that handsome 1915 building, especially when there's a massive parking lot next door, would be a travesty.
  17. ganjavih

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

    Hey, for a city as restrained and conservative as Toronto, I welcome these whimsical designs.
  18. ganjavih

    Toronto Toronto | Burano | ?m | 48s | Lanterra | a—A

    I'm thrilled to see they didn't butcher the base. Aesthetically, it works well with the glass tower too.
  19. ganjavih

    Article: Pemberton Group's Uptown Residences Condos Adds To Toronto's Architectural D

    Great shots... Toronto at its best. A sophisticated city with various architectural styles from different eras. Uptown looks great in those pics.
  20. ganjavih

    Article: Lanterra Developments Purchases 501 Yonge Street For $38.5 Million - Future

    Height, set back from the street? No, this strip needs an imposing streetwall, built right up to the street.