Benito

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Sidewalk on Wellesley is finally open.
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I've never been a huge fan of this building. To me, it (and especially the podium) screams suburbia.
 

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Well...put another way: If this was in suburbia it might scream to rave reviews. Downtown, maybe not so much so. /shrug :)
 

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Gotta love that signature Toronto "utilitarian-chic" planter and sidewalk - juxtaposed with that $100 million curtainwall tower.

COMING SOON "I see dead trees, lackluster and neglected planting."

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Amazing what a few well placed trees can do. That sidewalk instantly morphs from uninviting to a solid 7/10. It's too bad they opted for low brow concrete sidewalks but at least the planters are on the 'right' side buffering pedestrians from the road. Hopefully in 20-30 years they'll rip out the concrete and install something attractive.
 

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Amazing what a few well placed trees can do. That sidewalk instantly morphs from uninviting to a solid 7/10. It's too bad they opted for low brow concrete sidewalks but at least the planters are on the 'right' side buffering pedestrians from the road. Hopefully in 20-30 years they'll rip out the concrete and install something attractive.
they are planter boxes too which should protect the trees from salt buildup.
 

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they are planter boxes too which should protect the trees from salt buildup.
I'd like to see a cross-section of these planters. It would be lame if they were just concrete boxes, and didn't have subterranean silva cells or something to support larger tree growth.
 

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