A NEW 18-LETTER WORD HAS ENTERED TORONTO’S LEXICON – “C-O-N-D-O-M-I-N-I-U-M-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N”

RISEANDSPRAWL1A 128-page book – ‘Rise And Fall: The Condominiumization of TORONTO’ – by Dutch art historian Hans Ibelings and TORONTO architecture and design firm PARTISANS is now available on Amazon.

RISEANDSPRAWL2This is the story of the rise and fall of the condo tower in Canada’s largest city. The new buildings, their size, mass, volume and height and the speed by which they’re being built, is totally remarkable. The only thing not remarkable is their architecture. The result – buildings so similar that Hans Ibelings compares them to Soviet-era housing blocks.

RISEANDSPRAWL3PARTISANS website – http://www.partisanprojects.com