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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:34 AM   #41
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Emporis is unreliable, but Toronto's skyline is noticeably larger.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 11:49 AM   #42
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Miami has a gorgeous skyline but it's kind of strung thinly along the coast whereas Toronto's skyline stretches back from Lake Ontario for miles and miles. Chicago's magnificent skyline certainly outranks Toronto's in terms of height and grandeur. But for how long...

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Old April 21st, 2010, 12:01 PM   #43
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Old April 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM   #44
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Toronto has been experiencing a construction boom that started modestly at the beginning of the decade and has gotten stronger every year. The global recession barely caused a blip in the frenetic pace of development.
That's a bit disingenuous. It's true that virtually nothing that was in the pipeline when the recession struck has been scrapped, unlike in other cities, but there also haven't been any announcements of major new projects since the recession (a few 40-50-storey developments here and there are not major). The construction frenzy we're seeing now is the burning-off of already-planned projects.
As an indication of the cooling of the boom, the Star's Saturday condo page used to have a two-page rundown of all big developments proposed and under construction. That listing has been gone for about a year now.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 02:38 AM   #45
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Why so negative? Partial list of major projects that have been announced since the recession:

One Bloor East (67 storeys)
2183 Lake Shore Blvd W (Etobicoke lake shore; 2 x 50storeys; 3 x 10-12 stories)
Five St. Joseph (St. Joseph and Yonge; 45 storeys)
Barcelona (behind Festival Tower; 43 stories)
295 Adelaide (behind Festival Tower; 42 storeys)
181 & 199 Richmond St W (across from Boutique; 41 storeys + 31 storeys)
290-294 Adelaide St W (36s storeys)
Parkside (East Bayfront; 36 storeys)
Pier 27 (35 storeys; developer seeking approvals)
8 Mercer (in front of Festival Tower; 33 storeys)
Exhibit (across from the ROM; 32 storeys)
Library District Condos (Cityplace; 29 storeys)
Garrison at the Yards (Fort York neighbourhood; 22 + 16 + 10 storeys)

Plus many, many mid-rise projects and projects outside the core.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 04:19 PM   #46
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The construction frenzy we're seeing now is the burning-off of already-planned projects.
I understand your argument, but when you have 25 major towers going up in the downtown at the same time the recession hasn't affected activity at this point. There was a lull in new announcements over the past year, but we may yet see that pick right back up again so that a year from now we'll still see the sky filled with cranes.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:33 PM   #47
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Why so negative? Partial list of major projects that have been announced since the recession:

One Bloor East (67 storeys)
2183 Lake Shore Blvd W (Etobicoke lake shore; 2 x 50storeys; 3 x 10-12 stories)
Five St. Joseph (St. Joseph and Yonge; 45 storeys)
Barcelona (behind Festival Tower; 43 stories)
295 Adelaide (behind Festival Tower; 42 storeys)
181 & 199 Richmond St W (across from Boutique; 41 storeys + 31 storeys)
290-294 Adelaide St W (36s storeys)
Parkside (East Bayfront; 36 storeys)
Pier 27 (35 storeys; developer seeking approvals)
8 Mercer (in front of Festival Tower; 33 storeys)
Exhibit (across from the ROM; 32 storeys)
Library District Condos (Cityplace; 29 storeys)
Garrison at the Yards (Fort York neighbourhood; 22 + 16 + 10 storeys)

Plus many, many mid-rise projects and projects outside the core.
I didn't mean to sound negative. The city is booming with skyscraper construction, which is great. I was simply pointing out that there haven't been any major new announcements since the recession hit. One Bloor doesn't really count because it's a project that was essentially in the bag already (Someone was going to take over from the Bazis failure. The sales were not in question.). The rest of your list is just filler in scale terms.
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I understand your argument, but when you have 25 major towers going up in the downtown at the same time the recession hasn't affected activity at this point. There was a lull in new announcements over the past year, but we may yet see that pick right back up again so that a year from now we'll still see the sky filled with cranes.
I agree with you, and I hope you're right that there will be some more substantial projects to come. However, there is the danger of oversupply, even in a city growing and changing as fast as Toronto.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #48
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We have been spoiled. I started checking out developments in other cities around the world. Outside of China and a few other Asian nations, the level of activity in cities tended to pale in comparison to what we've become accustomed to in Toronto.

If the pace slows, it will naturally be a let down. Who knows though. People have been calling the pace unsustainable for a long time, yet it keeps going. We shall see.
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I didn't mean to sound negative. The city is booming with skyscraper construction, which is great. I was simply pointing out that there haven't been any major new announcements since the recession hit. One Bloor doesn't really count because it's a project that was essentially in the bag already (Someone was going to take over from the Bazis failure. The sales were not in question.). The rest of your list is just filler in scale terms.

I agree with you, and I hope you're right that there will be some more substantial projects to come. However, there is the danger of oversupply, even in a city growing and changing as fast as Toronto.
WTF? There are dozens of towers that were successfully released after the recession hit including some you are probably confusing as being pre-recession because of the re-zoning application. I'd hardly call 30 plus storeys infill however, I'm sure we can all agree that 65 isn't.

Canada's over protective policies in regards to our financial institutions has left us with one of the most stable economic outlooks among the developed world which has attracted real estate investment from just about everyone
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That's right. They're building a temporary ramp to service College Park, but will continue digging down. They're not expecting crane erection till about August.
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I put a $20 deposit on the 11k sq ft 75th penthouse.
I need about $14.999,980 more, can anyone help me?
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No, movies just shoot there because it's cheaper. The vast majority of casting is done in New York and Los Angeles.
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Yay, good news!
I'd love to be able to snatch this tower and see it built it LA. This guy is one of my favorites.
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