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Old Posted Aug 13, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Red face TORONTO| Bell Lightbox-Festival Tower | 514 FT / 158 M | 42 FLOORS

This tower has been under construction for a while now in downtown Toronto...it consists of a condo tower on top of a large podium containing several cinemas; the podium will eventually become the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)....

a few renders as posted at torontoist.com...









construction pics to follow!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2009, 12:40 AM
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initial excavation, April 2007, pic by gbelan at urbantoronto.ca....



cranes going up Nov, 2007, pic by current at SSC...



June 2008, pic by Architecturefan at urbantoronto...



podium taking shape Feb, 2009...pic by CSW2424 at urbantoronto...



June 10, 2009, pic by caltrane74 at urbantoronto..



July 16, 2009, pic by greenleaf at urbantoronto...tower starting to show above the podium...




August 5, 2009, pic by caltrane74....



August 7, 2009, pic by drum118 at urbantoronto...

     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2009, 4:36 PM
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hey hey hey!!

Thanks yyzer... i gotta put one of my pictures in here!!

oh shit you already did!!

oh cool!!

Wicked wicked building...no doubt.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2009, 12:14 AM
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podium update....pics by drum118 at urbantoronto.ca.......



     
     
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2009, 7:56 PM
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Here's a photo I took yesterday of Festival Tower...



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Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 5:38 PM
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Check these out! Pix from the inside of the building...

http://www.ctv.ca/gallery/html/TIFF_...1/photo_0.html
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2009, 11:42 PM
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demonizan the street with this podium here!!!!
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2009, 12:21 AM
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Nice looking tower. The base looks Festive...

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THIS IS EMBARRASSING!!!

There is only 1 PAGE in this thread!!!!.. nice shots though
     
     
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Oops... wrong thread...

Last edited by brenGT2; Oct 26, 2009 at 8:35 PM. Reason: Posted in incorrect thread for some reason...
     
     
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Here's some shots I took yesterday...






CMON now... the CN Tower ain't THAT tall!... -the moon!




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Old Posted Nov 6, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Such a cool modern looking building...right beside that retro, dated eyesore Holiday Inn!!! I was in the area recently and noticed that they painted the bottom part of it black to make it look more sleek
     
     
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IMO, festival tower (the tower itself) is not very architecturally unique but the podium makes up for it!

I would have liked something more unique for such a special building!
     
     
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Wow, nice progresssion on this building...should be getting quite tall now...
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2009, 7:56 PM
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Nice shots caltrane!!!!

The podium looks classy!

***WHY DOES THIS THREAD HAVE ONLY 1 PAGE COMPARED TO UT?
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2009, 7:31 PM
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we are the only 2 toronto forumers heree... unlike UT, which has over 1000 members..

Toronto memebers at SSP

me
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yyzer
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and a couple others...
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2009, 9:09 PM
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we are the only 2 toronto forumers heree... unlike UT, which has over 1000 members..

Toronto memebers at SSP

me
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goodlookin/sacamano
yyzer
tony
mark
and a couple others...

Too true

IMO the only reason UT is somewhat better is because it has SOOO many more members... (and more threads)... it's also dedicated for TORONTO...

***Skyscraperpage has a HUGE member list INTERNATIONALLY and has AWESOME (and epic ) SKYSCRAPER Drawings!!!!! SSP is legit in that sense..

** I think skyscraperpage looks nicer too (more colourful compared to UT's pale blue colour )...

I like SSP better cause it's a nicer place to chill.... But i absolutely had to get a UT account
     
     
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Thanks guy for giving us updates on Toronto! I don't generally have time to look at UT and being in Halifax, the SSP posts have kept me up in the loop with Toronto development.

I'm loving everything I have seen and it will be a completely different city than it was when I lived there. I plan on taking full advantage when I eventually move back.
     
     
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Wow. I love the podium/base on this building. The tower is so/so, (hard to tell from the rendering) but the base is really attractive. I like it very much.
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