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Old June 17th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #21
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Yeah beanie. Toronto seems to be getting something much better than what looks like a bad relic from the 60s or 70s. Great downtown shot BTW

Version 3 would've been pretty funky. Version 1 looks a lot like Helmut Jahn's Liberty Place Towers in Philadelphia, which wouldn't have been a bad thing (Was it a Jahn? I've searched the web and checked out a book on his work, but can't locate it). The latest version is nice, simple, very corporate and in guessing there to be no hold-ups this time, it will possibly turn out quite elegant. Thanks Filip for posting the info and pics.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 01:45 AM   #22
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it looks new and tall
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Old June 18th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #23
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version 1 looks like somethin outta philly or houston
version 2 looks like an extended Miami condo
version 3 looks like a robot
version 4 looks kinda boxy....but its nothing that toronto has ever seen before!*sarcasm*

oh well...either way atleast its tall
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Old June 18th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #24
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It will be the tallest building being constructed in Canada as of now.
I guess there is something to cheer about.......
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #25
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Good news, although I would have preferred "Version 3". Once again, though, Toronto proves itself the city afraid of 1000 ft./300 m. (with one exception).
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:25 AM   #26
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Good news, although I would have preferred "Version 3". Once again, though, Toronto proves itself the city afraid of 1000 ft./300 m. (with one exception).
Isn't it because of height restriction.?
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Old June 19th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #27
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Looks great and sleek from the render
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Old June 20th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #28
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Isn't it because of height restriction.?
There are no formal height restrictions. If the city doesn't like the placement of a certain tower they might restrict it, but in the proper location the sky's the limit
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 02:38 AM   #29
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There are no formal height restrictions. If the city doesn't like the placement of a certain tower they might restrict it, but in the proper location the sky's the limit
Hypothetically at least.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 03:13 AM   #30
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I like the project but i preffer the original Version.The 2006 is too "boxy".
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Old June 27th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #31
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Original version? Yeek, looks too much like a rip of atlanta/philly. Prefer to keep the boxy Toronto thing going.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #32
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From Ed007 over at UT.. Great pics







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Old June 27th, 2006, 10:39 PM   #33
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Nice!!
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Old June 30th, 2006, 06:23 AM   #34
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According to a member on UT, the lead tenant of this building is Deloitte and Touche. Which probably means this tower will be known as the Deloitte building (or such..)
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Old June 30th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #35
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Kind of suprised the speed at which this project is going at, its moving a long nice and fast after laying dormant for so long.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 12:13 PM   #36
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So excited about this project - there was an ugly gap / stump there for so long. It will connect Bay and Yonge well, solidify this area.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 08:29 PM   #37
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So excited about this project - there was an ugly gap / stump there for so long. It will connect Bay and Yonge well, solidify this area.
Indeed, whenever I'm downtown I make a short detour to see the progress of this landmark office development, it's been over 15 years since we had a big office block built in Toronto!
I say this is the new era of office towers.. I have a feeling that in the next few years many more towers will be proposed (rumoured move of CanWest to TO and such).. Ya never know, we could experience another 80's, 90's type boom.. Or even better yet, something like the 60-70's! Toronto is long overdue for big bad bank boxes!
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 03:51 PM   #38
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Yes, I also feel things are on the go now. Much more to come.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #39
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Bay-Adelaide project set to get under way
Jul. 15, 2006. 01:00 AM
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Developers at the moribund Bay-Adelaide office tower project in Toronto's financial district are finally expected to get a shovel in the ground.

Sources say developer Brookfield Properties Corp. will announce a ground-breaking set for next week.

The lead tenant is thought to be consulting firm KPMG LLP.

KPMG, whose offices are spread in three main areas throughout the city, would likely lease 225,000 to 250,000 square feet, said one source.

First approved by Toronto city council in 1989, the site was slated for a 57-storey office tower. But work halted when the real estate market imploded.

While a parking garage and some infrastructure remains, the project has largely been seen as symbolic of Toronto's economic fortunes. A plan to restart the project in 1999 on a downsized scale failed to materialize after an anchor tenant could not be found. A new 50-storey tower with a public square has been approved by Toronto council.

It was expected that with some infrastructure intact, the Bay-Adelaide project had an advantage going to market. But this year, two other projects have already been announced, including the Menkes Developments Telus tower adjacent to Union Station announced this week, and the Cadillac Fairview tower in the city's entertainment district announced earlier this year.

"This is the most significant development cycle downtown has seen in more than 10 years," said Paul Morse, executive vice-president of Cushman & Wakefield LePage. "What you're seeing is a development cycle in full bloom."

With three projects set for completion by 2009, Toronto expects another 3.1 million square feet of office space, said Raymond Wong, national director of research for CB Richard Ellis.

A spokesperson said KPMG would not comment. A Brookfield spokesperson could not be reached.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #40
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Tallest building underconstruction in Canada, WOOT!
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