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Old November 2nd, 2017, 10:08 AM   #2081
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Old November 7th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #2082
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Nine architecture and urbanism projects set to transform Toronto

Source: Dezeen

A host of large-scale developments have recently been announced for Toronto, joining many more proposed or underway in the city. Here are some of the most ambitious, including Canada's tallest building, an underground park and an entire new "future city".


Sidewalk Toronto by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, has teamed up with Waterfront Toronto to transform an 800-acre (324-hectare) site on the edge of Lake Ontario into a model city for future urban development.

High-tech systems will be employed to solve urban issues like self-driving cars to improve road safety and travel efficiency, new construction methods will be used to build affordable housing. Infrastructure in the city will aim to reduce urban waste and create public space for year-round use.




Waves at Bayside by 3XN

Close to Sidewalk Toronto, a pair of peaked residential towers designed by Danish firm 3XN will feature rippling terraces to mimic the waves on the nearby lake.




Church and Wellesley by 3XN

3XN also recently unveiled its first high-rise in North America: the 153-metre-high Church and Wellesley residential skyscraper.

Located in the neighbourhood of the same name, which is known as a hub for the city's LGBTQ community, the tower include a dual-level plaza at its base for hosting public events like the annual Pride celebrations.




Pinnacle One Yonge by Hariri Pontarini Architects and Micheal De Cotii

This trio of glazed skyscrapers designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and property developer Micheal De Cotiis are set to rise to heights of 95, 80 and 65 storeys in Downtown Toronto.

The three towers will host a hotel, affordable housing, a community centre and retail spaces, forming part of the major Pinnacle One Yonge development.




The Bentway by Ken Greenberg and Public Work

Taking cues from New York's popular High Line park, a scheme known as The Bentway will see four hectares under the city's Gardiner Expressway transformed for public use, including a trail, auditorium-style seating and performance spaces.




Habitat 2.0 by BIG

Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG also plans to make its mark on Downtown with a modular housing scheme, which is reminiscent of the Habitat 67 experimental housing complex built by Moshe Safdie in Montreal.






Etobicoke Civic Centre by Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects won a competition to build the 46,500-square-metre Etobicoke Civic Centre in the Eatonville neighbourhood, which will include the Toronto Public Library, municipal offices, child care facilities and an outdoor plaza.

As Toronto was susceptible to cold prevailing winds, the Danish firm designed the centre as a cluster of buildings to offer shelter around a public plaza.




Toronto Tree Tower by Penda

Following a trend for plant-covered buildings, architecture firm Penda has proposed a high-rise for the city that would feature trees and plants growing from its balconies.

The timber-framed, 18-storey residential tower would be built with a structure made from cross-laminated timber modules assembled off site.




The One by Foster + Partners and Core Architects

Construction has begun on Canada's tallest inhabitable building – a "champagne" coloured, 306-metre-high skyscraper designed by British firm Foster + Partners and Ontario-based Core Architects.

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Old November 7th, 2017, 06:54 AM   #2083
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I'd love to see a tree-covered tower here! The ones in Milan turned out absolutely glorious.

And with timber cladding instead of the typical glass would look amazing.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:29 AM   #2084
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:13 PM   #2085
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1 Yorkville Avenue | Yorkville

Official website: http://bazis.ca/1-yorkville

Project facts
  • Address: 1 Yorkville Avenue
  • Status: Under construction
  • Developer: Bazis
  • Architect: Rosario Varacalli
  • Residential: 577 units
  • Height: 183m (600ft)
  • Floors: 58


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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:40 PM   #2086
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Nine architecture and urbanism projects set to transform Toronto

Source: Dezeen

A host of large-scale developments have recently been announced for Toronto, joining many more proposed or underway in the city. Here are some of the most ambitious, including Canada's tallest building, an underground park and an entire new "future city".


Sidewalk Toronto by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, has teamed up with Waterfront Toronto to transform an 800-acre (324-hectare) site on the edge of Lake Ontario into a model city for future urban development.

High-tech systems will be employed to solve urban issues like self-driving cars to improve road safety and travel efficiency, new construction methods will be used to build affordable housing. Infrastructure in the city will aim to reduce urban waste and create public space for year-round use.




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This is indeed the most exciting one
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Old November 10th, 2017, 06:33 AM   #2087
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Lakeside Residences | East Bayfront

Official website: http://lakesidetoronto.com

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  • Address: 215 Lake Shore Boulevard E
  • Status: Proposed
  • Developer: Greenland
  • Architect: Hariri Pontarini
  • Residential: 1,099 units
  • Height: 157m, 127m, 51m (515ft, 416ft, 168ft)
  • Floors: 49


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Old November 15th, 2017, 09:04 AM   #2088
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check out the design and quality of buildings in Melbourne and look at the crap Toronto is building.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...718618&page=44
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Old November 16th, 2017, 03:43 AM   #2089
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65 King St. E

65 King Street East | Financial District

Official website: 65KingEast.com

Project facts
  • Address: 65 King St. E
  • Status: Proposed
  • Developer: Carttera Private Equities
  • Architect: Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
  • Category: Office/retail
  • Height: 83m
  • Floors: 18 fl


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Old November 16th, 2017, 03:52 AM   #2090
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The Waves at Bayside | East Bayfront


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  • Address: 263 Queens Quay E, Toronto
  • Status: Proposed
  • Developer: Tridel, Hines
  • Architect: 3XN, Kirkor Architects Planners
  • Category: Retail, Residential
  • Height: 65m, 55m
  • Floors: 19, 16 floors


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Old November 16th, 2017, 06:22 AM   #2091
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The Waves at Bayside | East Bayfront


Project facts
  • Address: 263 Queens Quay E, Toronto
  • Status: Proposed
  • Developer: Tridel, Hines
  • Architect: 3XN, Kirkor Architects Planners
  • Category: Retail, Residential
  • Height: 65m, 55m
  • Floors: 19, 16 floors


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I really like this project, particularly the curvy exterior. It reminds me of a few projects in London, like 151-157 Tower Bridge Road, Mansell Street Estate, and Gehry's Prospect Place.

I find that mid-rises can get away with being more flamboyant and still remain elegant like this project and BIG's King West project, compared to high-rises, which can easily look tacky when there is no restraint. In other words, we should build more high quality mid-rises!
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Old November 16th, 2017, 06:28 AM   #2092
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That area will be so unrecognizable in a few years. The sad empty desolate wasteland of the post-industrial Toronto waterfront is nearing its demise. I wonder if the silos next door will be converted into anything?
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Old November 16th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #2093
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I wonder if the silos next door will be converted into anything?
Isn't that Sidewalk Lab's Quayside site?
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Old November 16th, 2017, 06:49 AM   #2094
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Isn't that Sidewalk Lab's Quayside site?
Yes. There's a 1 year public consulting period that started last week. I'd be very surprised if we don't see multiple proposals for its re-purpose. I like historical markers.

The Tate Modern in London is a wonderful example of a successful makeover. This is likely too small for something on that scale but the Power Plant in the Docklands would be ideal. There's also another one on the western waterfront next to the memorial to Irish potato famine migrants. It would be terrific having 2 large cultural assets book-ending each end of the downtown lakeshore.
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check out the design and quality of buildings in Melbourne and look at the crap Toronto is building.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...718618&page=44
Australian architects are certainly far more adventurous than their Canadian counterparts but when they mess up, the results can be spectacularly dreadful. Melbourne, despite being an amazing city, has some real god-awfuls. One need look no further than the hideous Eureka Tower to drive the point home.
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CIBC Square is one to watch too! 🙂
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Old November 17th, 2017, 01:00 AM   #2097
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Yes. There's a 1 year public consulting period that started last week. I'd be very surprised if we don't see multiple proposals for its re-purpose. I like historical markers.

The Tate Modern in London is a wonderful example of a successful makeover. This is likely too small for something on that scale but the Power Plant in the Docklands would be ideal. There's also another one on the western waterfront next to the memorial to Irish potato famine migrants. It would be terrific having 2 large cultural assets book-ending each end of the downtown lakeshore.
The Zeitz Museum is a good example of grain silo conversion

https://www.archdaily.com/879763/zei...herwick-studio
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Old November 17th, 2017, 02:32 AM   #2098
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The Zeitz Museum is a good example of grain silo conversion

https://www.archdaily.com/879763/zei...herwick-studio
Another good example of a grain silo conversion by the same architect (Thomas Heatherwick):

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/05/18/ro...-south-africa/

Edit: just realized what you posted is the same building. Oops..

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That's terrific! 2 similar to that for Toronto please.
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