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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #101
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Telus is flying now, indeed...it was slow the from the basement through to the lobby, now they are pouring them like pros.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #102
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imo its a bit too simple
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #103
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I agree, but the nature of the building will probably give it a level of glitz. It's billed as Canada's first sports condo complex. They'll be quite a bit of show biz design elements incorporated into the podium.

It's going to be a hopping place with Skydome at one end, the ACC at the other, and a canyon of towers in between. I have a feeling that it's going to become a sports fan's gathering spot anytime some big game is on whether it is in Toronto, or not.

Think 200,000 people crammed on to this street!

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Old August 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #104
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Oh God, Toronto changed so much since I have been there. In front of the AC Center there was...nothing! Great upgrade for this area!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #105
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here's a shot of the streetwall being created by the Maple Leaf Square podium, pic by CanadianNational, posted at urbantoronto.ca....

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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #106
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Nice to see the CBD expanding beyond its established boundaries.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #107
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Courtesy of Mike in TO at urbantoronto

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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #108
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Nice height but i'm not convinced with the design.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #109
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Beautiful!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #110
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Nice height but i'm not convinced with the design.
I'm rather unimpressed with the tower portion at this point too. I do like the podium though. It's huge! That kind of scale is going to look great down there.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #111
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MLS and Telus from today




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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #112
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Recent pic of Maple Leaf Square by GCM over at urbantoronto.ca...

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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #113
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Nice update.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #114
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A reminder of what the finished product is supposed to look like:



Originally posted by Kristopher at urbantoronto.


The podium seems to have reached it's final size and the towers will begin to rise from it.
Originally posted by Solaris at urbantoronto.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #115
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Steady progress at Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto....

back of the podium...pic by Solaris at urbantoronto.ca....



front of the podium...boutique hotel on the left (black cladding), offices on the right...pic by Solaris..



another shot of the podium, pic by wyliepoon at urbantoronto, podium is 10 storeys, two towers will rise from there, 44 and 40 storeys..

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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #116
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A reminder of what the finished product is supposed to look like:
This is going to be a very exciting place to be...
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Old November 7th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #117
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It sure is. I hope the facade where 'Maple Leaf Square' is written features patterned glass. A lot of high end retailers like Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton use it on there stores to great effect. I also hope that the billboard is, in fact, a video screen.

Can you imagine people watching a sold out playoff game in front of that? It would be terrific.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #118
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That shiny black finish looks smart
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #119
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I absolutely love it. It's very sleek.

Here is the new rendering. It's slightly different from the others posted.

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Old December 10th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #120
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Black podium in the bottom right corner. 54 storey Success rising in the middle
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