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Old July 16th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #221
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Old July 17th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #222
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Did you take that while you were moving?!?!......no matter what, that pics is really good
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Old July 17th, 2006, 01:25 AM   #223
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west one appears to be on it 28th floor.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 02:20 AM   #224
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 06:57 PM   #225
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Nice update.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 08:24 PM   #226
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 04:18 PM   #227
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citplace evens out the skyline alot more
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #228
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Let's keep this thread active. Here's some pics from Flickr.



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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:23 PM   #229
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Such an amazing project, extending the Totonto skyline with gusto!

Thanks for the recnet construction updates Skybean and Marcanadian.

BTW, in this last pic with the land clearance that Marcanadian posted, are there going to be more towers built for the Cityplace development,
including plazas and parks?...or is it going to be something else?

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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #230
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There are more towers planned. I think there are around 12 done which leaves 8 more to be completed. I also heard a baseball park is planned for the area.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #231
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Thanks mate for your answer to my question
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Old August 1st, 2006, 06:14 AM   #232
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- They are also planning a park with a Toronto theme and a toboggan hill. Details below:

Coupland's toboggan vision
Simon Cheung, National Post
Published: Thursday, January 19, 2006

The writer who defined a generation wants to build a toboggan run in the shadow of the CN Tower.

"The world's best toboggan run," specified Douglas Coupland, who has been hired to design an three-hectare park near the southwest corner of Spadina Avenue and Front Street.

"[It would involve] scientifically carving out the parabolas to make sure you get the best run ever."

The 20,000 truckloads of soil at the site, Mr. Coupland said, could create a toboggan hill that would allow people to see over the Gardiner Expressway. He said the park would also be an attempt to create "funnels and corridors" through what is currently a light industrial area, for people to access Lake Ontario.

Concord Adex Developments Corporation commissioned Mr. Coupland, the Vancouver writer and artist who coined the term "Generation X" with his book of the same name, to do the park.

He was in Toronto yesterday to attend meetings where he and representatives from the Toronto District School Board, local landowners and the Toronto Parks Department, among other groups, discussed their expectations for the site.

"The way people live in cities now is different than it has been in any time in history," he said. "We have to look forward, and do something that reflects the fact that we're in 2006."

The park is a part of the Concord CityPlace development project, which will consist of 20 high-rise towers, six low-rises and 100 townhomes.

The development spans from the Rogers Centre almost to Bathurst Street.

Karen Mills, public art consultant for CityPlace, scouted artists around the world for three years before settling on Mr. Coupland after an initial meeting.

"Everyone was just blown away," she said, adding they wanted to bring Mr. Coupland in at the start of the process.

"We've got all the tools," she said. "[Now] the design team can go off and do their thing."

Alan Vihant, the vice-president of development at Concord Adex Developments, said he expects a concept design by early summer, and for construction to begin in 2007. Expected completion of the $5-million project, he said, is spring, 2008 -- when the park will be given to the City of Toronto as public space.

"Seeing [Mr. Coupland's] sculptural work and seeing his paintings, we thought it was a really interesting mix to fit with the landscape," Mr. Vihant said.

Mr. Coupland, who calls the site "the world's biggest sandbox," said he has been given a blank canvas as a designer, a rarity in urban planning.

He will work with Greg Smallenberg of Vancouver-based landscape architectural firm Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg. Mr. Coupland said he and Mr. Smallenberg have been experimenting in Vancouver with a scale model filled with sand.

"I think maybe what [Concord Adex is] hoping for is a little bit of a shock," said Mr. Coupland, who has never designed a park. "Or they want to be shown something that they really wouldn't have come up with otherwise."

Born in Vancouver in 1961, Mr. Coupland studied art and sculpture in Canada, Italy and Japan. "The scale is different, but sculpture is sculpture is sculpture. It's all about shape, colour, history, context."
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Old August 1st, 2006, 06:19 AM   #233
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Sorry, I haven't really beeen following this. So what's the ststus on Signature? Is it approved?
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Old August 1st, 2006, 07:47 PM   #234
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I believe it is approved and the design is expected to change a bit.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 08:00 PM   #235
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Oh okay.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 08:28 PM   #236
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they need to incorporate a big skate park into the plan...the downtown core really needs one.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 09:49 PM   #237
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ya i wannna hear more about signature...
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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:21 PM   #238
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Some more shots. From UT.


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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:37 AM   #239
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What are those u/c ?
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 02:41 AM   #240
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Is there some sort of covering over the building...or is that the glass that they are using??
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