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Old September 23rd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #41
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Thousands of would-be buyers packed the Corel Group’s two full-scale model units at Highway 7 and Jane St. By the end of August, almost 70 per cent of the 337 units were snapped up.
I'm surprised. I thought this project would fail, being as it is on the far side of Jane, cut off from the main part of VCC.

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The new projects are largely the result of the provincial push for the regions to intensify development, low interest rates and the creation of new infrastructure, such as the Spadina subway extension to York University, slated to open in 2015, said Dupuis.
I don't think the extension will be open by 2015, being as (the last time I heard any news on the extension) the TBM's were parked after the media photo op in June and have'nt moved since.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #42
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I'm surprised. I thought this project would fail, being as it is on the far side of Jane, cut off from the main part of VCC.
It's only 450-500 m from subway entrance. There is the same distance between North York/401 condos and Sheppard subway. Did North York condo project fail?

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I don't think the extension will be open by 2015, being as (the last time I heard any news on the extension) the TBM's were parked after the media photo op in June and have'nt moved since.
http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2011/08/...bway-extension They started construction along all subway extension, including 407 and VCC.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #43
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Old September 29th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #44
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There's a new building going up at the corner of Major Mackenzie & Essex, kitty corner from the Richmond Hill GO station. Took some digging, but I found it is to be affordable housing. Pretty good looking elevations on pages 27/28. North is facing Major Mackenzie, West is facing Essex.

http://www.town.richmond-hill.on.ca/...ions_cow_1.pdf
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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #45
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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #46
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http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...vard-of-dreams

Renaming York Region’s boulevard of dreams

Published On Tue Oct 04 2011
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An artist's rendering of a reimagined transit stop and urban landscape along what is now Highway 7, the major east-west route connecting Vaughan with Richmond Hill and Markham.




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Now, more changes are coming that make the highway moniker even more outdated. York Region and Metrolinx are in the process of building a grand vision with transitways, bicycle lanes and highrise development. The region is widening the road, adding a dedicated bus lane from Warden Ave. to Yonge St. by 2014, with an additional 15 kilometres by 2020.
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“Highway 7 will not be the road that people use to travel through the region. It’s the place that people will go,” said Steven Kemp, director of traffic management with York Region. “We’re really trying to promote public transit use, cycling, pedestrian activity, and trying to encourage development that is more like a ‘Main Street’ kind of feel.”
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Since the word “highway” doesn’t jibe with “pedestrian activity,” officials are asking citizens to suggest a new name, via Facebook and Twitter.
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Leaving Highway 7 alone is also an option. The public consultation will be included in a report, and the final decision will rest with York Region Council sometime in 2012.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #47
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http://www.cadillacfairview.com/Note...le+Development

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Secondary Plan Application Filed for Buttonville Development

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TORONTO – October 7, 2011 – The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Armadale Properties Limited are pleased to announce the submission of the Secondary Plan Application for the redevelopment of the Buttonville airport to the Town of Markham today, marking the latest step towards the redevelopment of the site.
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The application outlines the transformation of the area into a major office complex and employment destination, along with retail, entertainment, recreation and service offerings, based on a mixed-use strategy seeking to attract businesses and jobs. The planning provides for a neighbourhood approach, designed to be vibrant, compact, walkable and sustainable, and able to accommodate large and small businesses and residents in a setting unlike any other in North America.

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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #48
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Allegra Condos, Woodbridge

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Deadly condo babe, but ugly building.

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Name it after a prominent 19th Century historical landowner at the 7/Yonge intersection to match the naming convention of the other crosstown arterials and not something stupid-sounding like "John Doe Parkway".
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #50
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Name it after a prominent 19th Century historical landowner at the 7/Yonge intersection to match the naming convention of the other crosstown arterials and not something stupid-sounding like "John Doe Parkway".
Langstaff has already been used though.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #51
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18 and 32-storey towers coming to 7890 Bathurst Street in Thornhill by Liberty Developments: http://twitpic.com/7e8ij7
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Old November 15th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #52
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Richmond Hill City Hall is not happy about this, the developers plans are 8 storeys more than what is allowed under the proposed Official Plan submitted to York Region, 20 Storeys more than whats permitted under the current OP. Its seems the developer is using a loophole where the new OP wasn't approved within the allotted time frame.

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Great Land (Yonge 16th) Inc. has applied to the Town of Richmond Hill for site plan approval and official plan and zoning by-law amendments to permit a high-density mixed-use development. Five-residential towers between 18 and 28 storeys high are proposed. As well, retail, office and commercial uses are to be included on site. The property is located at 55 16th Avenue and 9185, 9201 and 9205 Yonge Street.
Barrow rails against OMB

Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow is fed up with the Ontario Municipal Board and is encouraging Richmond Hill residents to call local MPPs to defend their town from the provincial agency and developers.

He later described this plea he made at Monday’s committee meeting as “more of a rant”, but one that reflected an underlying feeling of frustration and concern for Richmond Hill, as more local development matters head to the provincial land tribunal for a ruling.

The mayor’s outspoken comments came following an OMB decision that will allow Haulover Investments Ltd. to build a two-tower apartment complex, with a base of six storeys and towers of 28 and 24 storeys each, on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and 16th Avenue.

According to the town’s new official plan, that height and density is reserved for development farther south around Hwy. 7, in what is regarded as a regional centre in the town’s new official plan.

However, it appears the town can’t defend such building restrictions, as its official plan is also before the OMB, following York Region’s failure to formally approve the plan during the allotted 180 days.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #53
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new plaza is being built on Rutherford and Vellore Woods.
Its big...
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #54
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11199 Yonge Street (Yonge/Elgin Mills), Richmond Hill

Retirement Housing community.

Two cranes up for this now
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new plaza is being built on Rutherford and Vellore Woods.
Its big...
Any interesting tenants listed?
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Looks like they've started pilings and other prep for this one as I drove by yesterday

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Old March 26th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #57
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I'm disappointed, would have been nice to get a 30 story building in Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill highrise projects panned by residents

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All councillors present and all delegates speaking out for the nearly 100 residents who packed Richmond Hill council chambers Wednesday night said the two Baif Developments projects planned for lands at Yonge and Major Mackenzie were too dense and too high.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #58
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It's fun to have a couple of new condos here in downtown brampton.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #59
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The Hurontario-Main Street LRT display boards from June's public consultations have been posted online.

The new alignment profoundly affects Downtown Brampton. They are no longer pursuing the option of the loop, and are instead considering two different options:
  • Closing the downtown section of Main Street to traffic and replacing it with a transit mall
  • Reducing traffic on the downtown section of Main Street to one lane in each direction and incorporating LRT stops into the sidewalk.
To get a better idea of each proposal, view the display board: http://lrt-mississauga.brampton.ca/E...Board_PIC1.pdf

Note that in each scenario, the alignment veers to the west-northwest in order to meet up with the GO Station. This will make it much more difficult to extend and operate the line to Sandalwood Parkway in the future.

I'm wondering what Bramptonians think of these options. To me, it looks like neither of them is ideal.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #60
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Trying to put all that traffic through the side streets would create havoc for anyone trying to drive into or through that area. Definitely think they are better off with one traffic lane and widened sidewalks. Pretty sure BRT will be able to handle the demand between Queen and Sandalwood for the next 50 years or so, unless there is a lot of proposed condo development between Vodden and Williams
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