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Here's a really nice silo conversion in Cape Town, South Africa: the Zeitz Museum. One of my favourite redevelopment projects of all time. It'd be amazing if we can get something similar here.
Love it. Thanks for the link.
 

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Pinewood Toronto Studios:

Construction is underway on the 200,000 square foot expansion (including 5 new sound stages). These Portlands facilities for TV and film will total more than 525,000 square feet when this phase is complete. Future expansion plans would increase the facilities to nearly three quarters of a million square feet.


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Inside North America’s largest sound stage - the 46,000 square foot Mega Stage (Star Trek sets u/c).

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Mississauga: 30 Eglinton Ave W - ?s - Plaza and Crown Realty Partners - pre-construction

Planning for three residential high-rise towers (1.2 million square feet) next to a future stop on the new Hurontario LRT.


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175-195 St. Clair Ave W - 14s Plaza - Richard Wengle - Plaza - pre-construction


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CIBC SQUARE 1 - 238m - 49s - Hines - WilkinsonEyre - u/c

Last of the exterior glazing to be completed.


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351 Queen East | 103m | 29s | ONE Properties | Kirkor Architects - (may have) zoning approval

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8 Wellesley West - 182m - 55s - CentreCourt - IBI Group - pre-construction

In the absence of renderings, a teaser video with some design hints on insta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHf1UUklUVN/

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Humber Bay construction

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Some good news for the future of Yonge and Eglinton: Canada Square - Oxford Properties

Pelli Clarke Pelli and Hariri Pontarini Architects
will be leading the design team for the masterplan (2021). Nice combo.

Site (with earlier phasing plan)


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Here’s the Canada Square site mentioned above, in context of everything under construction, approved and proposed (so far) for Yonge and Eglinton.


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CityPlace: Canoe Landing Community Centre & Schools - 16m - 3s - City of Toronto - ZAS Architects - complete

Open for “business” … and the first time I’ve seen the roof.


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Eighty One Wellesley - 98m - 28s - Aragon Properties - Core Architects - u/c


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What's happening to the drawbridge on Cherry Street leading to the Port Lands? I don't see it in any of the renders. Are they demolishing it?
Pretty sure the bridge will be demolished once the twin spans of the Cherry Street North bridge (first one is in place!) and the Cherry Street South bridge (see below) are in place. I recall reading something about the elevated control station and perhaps other bits and pieces of the bridge's "industrial heritage*" being retained... but most of it will disappear. The Atlas crane* in the b/g of the render is being retained/ restored (but not functioning).

Cherry Street South Bridge

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TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums - 171m, 88m - 52s, 25s - Lanterra - architectsAlliance - u/c

Great shot of the shorter curved tower with its terracotta trim.


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Galleria III (On The Park) - 111.5m - 31s - ELAD Canada - Hariri Pontarini - pre-construction

Nice at-grade close-up of the signature flatiron building of this successful development.


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Galleria 01 & 02 - 99m - 29s - ELAD Canada - Core Architects - site prep/shoring


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1500 Bayview Ave - 8s - Medallion - Quadrangle - pre-construction

Another nice addition to Bayview featuring rental and retail.


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Scarborough: Cowdray Court - 126m, 98.5m, 91m, 38m, 38m - 40s, 30s, 27m, 7m, 7m - Gemterra - Teeple Architects - pre-construction

Condo, office and public spac


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Backyard Neighbourhood Condos - 25m, 9m - 10s, 8s, 7s, 2s - VANDYK Group - Kohn - u/c

Mixed use development in South Etobicoke.



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A tidy design and build for phase 1 (complete).

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Mississauga: Rogers M City Update - 10 buildings - condo, retail and public space

M3 at M City - 260m - 77s - Rogers Real Estate - Core Architects - u/c

Huge excavation continuing on the left. M1 and M2 (198m) u/c in the centre of the pic.


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M4 at M City - 216m - 67s - Rogers Real Estate - Core Architects - site prep (?)


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TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums - 171m, 88m - 52s, 25s - Lanterra - architectsAlliance - u/c

Great shot of the shorter curved tower with its terracotta trim.


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Galleria III (On The Park) - 111.5m - 31s - ELAD Canada - Hariri Pontarini - pre-construction

Nice at-grade close-up of the signature flatiron building of this successful development.


TorontoLife

Galleria 01 & 02 - 99m - 29s - ELAD Canada - Core Architects - site prep/shoring


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1500 Bayview Ave - 8s - Medallion - Quadrangle - pre-construction

Another nice addition to Bayview featuring rental and retail.


AlbertC

Scarborough: Cowdray Court - 126m, 98.5m, 91m, 38m, 38m - 40s, 30s, 27m, 7m, 7m - Gemterra - Teeple Architects - pre-construction

Condo, office and public spac


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Backyard Neighbourhood Condos - 25m, 9m - 10s, 8s, 7s, 2s - VANDYK Group - Kohn - u/c

Mixed use development in South Etobicoke.



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A tidy design and build for phase 1 (complete).

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The ratio of red banding on the curved teahouse in the rendering was 50/50 to glass. The finished ratio is more 30/70 and was not solid, but bars. The result is lacklustre and not as striking. Negative comment to some, observational and accurate to others.
 

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Rebirth of the promenade: A proposal for “Canada’s street” shows what is possible in a post-pandemic world


Post-pandemic cities will need more open space. Landscape architects PUBLIC WORK say we can find it by remaking streets – starting with Toronto’s University Avenue

In Toronto, University Avenue could get an overhaul on a grand scale. The landscape architects PUBLIC WORK, the Michael Young Family Foundation and the non-profit Evergreen have a vision they call “University Park.” Their plan would convert 9.5 acres of asphalt into green space, creating a larger network that could be Toronto’s equivalent of La Rambla in Barcelona.

THE PROPOSED PLAN

PUBLIC WORK’s proposal would stretch from Queen’s Park to City Hall, creating nine acres of park space that would connect to a larger 90-acre network.

This would deliver huge benefits: green space to serve thousands of hospital workers and patients from neighbouring institutions; cycling infrastructure; and a place of great symbolic power. “Public space is more important than it’s ever been,” Adam Nicklin, a partner in the firm PUBLIC WORK, said. “And this is Ontario’s street. It’s Canada’s street. It could be the heart of the city.”

The proposal would create a strip of green all the way from Queen’s Park Crescent at Bloor Street, past the University of Toronto’s downtown campus and the provincial legislature, to City Hall. “With those nine acres,” said Nicklin, “it would knit together a continuous system of 90 acres."

How? By turning back the clock. In the 1940s and 1950s, University was reshaped to accommodate subways and a river of car traffic. Vehicle lanes were added; mature trees were destroyed. The University Park proposal – based on an idea PUBLIC WORK developed while working on the city’s 2018 downtown TOCore plan– basically reverses those changes.

It would keep the same traffic flow that exists now, following the installation of bike lanes earlier this year: four lanes of car traffic and two bike lanes. But all vehicles would end up on the west side in a two-way street. The other half of the avenue, which Nicklin calls “an underperforming civic asset," would become largely green space with bike lanes. The impact on vehicle traffic, according to a traffic study commissioned by the Young foundation, would be near zero. But the effect on the city could be enormous.


 

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^^ Gorgeous. If only this could happen (much discussed when the idea surfaced 2 years ago)....

Hot on the heels of Pinewood Toronto's Phase 2 construction start, this:

First Studio Toronto (which is in Markham lol) TV and Film production and post-production (incl. visual effects) on 20 acres - Quadrangle - Spring 2021 start

Plans have now increased to 800,000 square feet with 20 sound stages including the largest “Super Stage” in North America, which at 80,000 square feet, dwarfs the present largest on the continent - Pinewood Toronto’s Mega-Stage which is 46,000 sq ft (First Studio’s Stage 2 is also larger @50,000 sq ft).

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88 Queen - 163m, 94m, 91m - 51s, 28s, 27s - St Thomas Dev - Hariri Pontarini - u/c

Huge excavation nearing completion - cranes soon.


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Pinewood Toronto Studios:

Construction is underway on the 200,000 square foot expansion (including 5 new sound stages). These Portlands facilities for TV and film will total more than 525,000 square feet when this phase is complete. Future expansion plans would increase the facilities to nearly three quarters of a million square feet.


Toronto.com
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goodhood
Inside North America’s largest sound stage - the 46,000 square foot Mega Stage (Star Trek sets u/c).

trekmovie.com

Mississauga: 30 Eglinton Ave W - ?s - Plaza and Crown Realty Partners - pre-construction

Planning for three residential high-rise towers (1.2 million square feet) next to a future stop on the new Hurontario LRT.


AlbertC

AlbertC

175-195 St. Clair Ave W - 14s Plaza - Richard Wengle - Plaza - pre-construction


AlbertC

AlbertC

CIBC SQUARE 1 - 238m - 49s - Hines - WilkinsonEyre - u/c

Last of the exterior glazing to be completed.


reteequa

Rascacieolo

351 Queen East | 103m | 29s | ONE Properties | Kirkor Architects - (may have) zoning approval

UT

UT

8 Wellesley West - 182m - 55s - CentreCourt - IBI Group - pre-construction

In the absence of renderings, a teaser video with some design hints on insta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHf1UUklUVN/

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Humber Bay construction

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Let’s hope 8 Wellesley west is glossy black and does not become flat grey
 

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The ratio of red banding on the curved teahouse in the rendering was 50/50 to glass. The finished ratio is more 30/70 and was not solid, but bars.
Good eye. I knew there was something off and that's precisely it.

i like the shorter one, taller one is just like any other mediocre tower in Toronto.
Same. The shorter tower looks decent while the other I could do without.
 

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It's the only proposal for University Avenue that's an improvement over what presently exists. University Avenue is our only grand avenue; I suppose Spadina is another. If we're to lose it, the end result needs to significantly add to the urban fabric and appeal of the downtown. This proposal accomplishes that and is, thus far, the only proposal that's surfaced I can get behind.
 
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