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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:01 AM   #21
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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:07 AM   #22
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I like the bronze clad bracing. A nice change from the usual flat glass/balconies.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #23
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New tallest building in Canada

Great pic! I hope this gets approved as is!

Also, I'm assuming the clock is ticking on that tiny little Scotia Bank at Balmuto St.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #24
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Mirvish Gehry will be a new tallest as well if it gets built before this.
It's true; people have forgotten about the Mirvish tower which has already been approved by the city and is slated to be a supertall.
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I'm not a fan of the podium, but overall it looks like a great tower. Beautiful modern design, and it looks to fit in well in the skyline.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #27
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I wonder what Robert AM Stern's proposal would have looked like. In any case Toronto was always more like Chicago than New York.
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If the Oxford twins re-surface (as has been indicated by Oxford) Toronto's super tall count is now at 4.

1. Oxford East 325m (on hold)
2. Oxford West 325m (on hold)
3. The One 318m (proposed)
4. Mirvish-Gehry West 304m (approved)
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If the Oxford twins re-surface (as has been indicated by Oxford) Toronto's super tall count is now at 4.

1. Oxford East 325m (on hold)
2. Oxford West 325m (on hold)
3. The One 318m (proposed)
4. Mirvish-Gehry West 304m (approved)
Five.

The tallest tower at One Yonge is now proposed to be 303 metres: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2015/03/...rontos-skyline
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Congrats, Toronto.
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If the Oxford twins re-surface (as has been indicated by Oxford) Toronto's super tall count is now at 4.

1. Oxford East 325m (on hold)
2. Oxford West 325m (on hold)
3. The One 318m (proposed)
4. Mirvish-Gehry West 304m (approved)
1. Oxford East 325m (on hold)
2. Oxford West 325m (on hold)
3. The One 318m (proposed)
4. Mirvish-Gehry West 304m
5. One Yonge Street 303m

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Old March 17th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #32
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If only going across the border was like going to another state...

Toronto being 2 hours from Buffalo is like having NYC in your backyard.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #34
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If only going across the border was like going to another state...

Toronto being 2 hours from Buffalo is like having NYC in your backyard.
If you leave early, the drive across really isn't that bad. Usually takes no longer than 10 minutes to get through.

Even right now, none of the crossings except for the Peace Bridge has a delay (And it's only 2 minutes, for commercial traffic only according to the site below)

http://travel.gc.ca/returning/border-times
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I might add that Buffalo might eventually become far more integrated into the Golden Horseshoe economy than it is presently. Massive GO Train investment will make frequent all day service to Niagara Falls a reality. It's conceivable that it one day extend to Buffalo.
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I might add that Buffalo might eventually become far more integrated into the Golden Horseshoe economy than it is presently. Massive GO Train investment will make frequent all day service to Niagara Falls a reality. It's conceivable that it one day extend to Buffalo.
I doubt GO would ever be interested in serving Buffalo. It would most likely be an expansion of the existing Amtrak/Via service between Buffalo and Toronto (The Maple Leaf route). It would require a boost in speed though, as the trip currently takes over 4 hours by train.

The new border deal revealed this week would go a long way in improving the ties between Toronto and Buffalo by rail though. You will soon be able to pre-clear customs, meaning no more needing to stop and transfer trains at the border!
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I doubt GO would ever be interested in serving Buffalo. It would most likely be an expansion of the existing Amtrak/Via service between Buffalo and Toronto (The Maple Leaf route). It would require a boost in speed though, as the trip currently takes over 4 hours by train.

The new border deal revealed this week would go a long way in improving the ties between Toronto and Buffalo by rail though. You will soon be able to pre-clear customs, meaning no more needing to stop and transfer trains at the border!
It wouldn't make sense for GO to overlook the Buffalo region. The Golden Horseshoe is a far more powerful economic entity if its integrated and regional transit is the path there. Ignoring 1.3 million people just because they lie on the other side of a border is foolish.

You're seeing integration of metros across international borders all over the world because people are waking up to the potential that's been unrealized up till now. Copenhagen, Denmark - Malm÷, Sweden is just the latest link up being studied to increase internationally competitiveness.

VIA - Amtrak is national rail. It's part of the puzzle but would only link Buffalo to 1 place in the region: downtown Toronto. It's useless if one wants to go anywhere else. Almost all routes on GO terminate in downtown Toronto right now but eventually the goal has to be link ups like Buffalo - KW, Barrie - Peterborough, etc.
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free travel across borders is of course key. You still need working visas to work on the other side of the border here, which is a bit limitation. The reality is that there are very few people living on one side of the border but working on the other unlike in sweden and denmark where the labour markets can easily merge due to the Schengen agreement.

You would have to go to downtown Toronto before linking into KW, Barrie, Peterborough, etc. anyway. Getting on VIA and then transferring at Union to GO isn't that big of an issue.


What is really needed right now is streamlined border crossings for trains, right now they stop at the border and slowly crawl through security. They need preclearance where people are cleared as they enter the train so the train can fly across the border like freight trains do today.

increased speeds and frequencies are also needed, the Maple Leaf Amtrak service is abysmal in terms of frequencies as it is today.

GO would have no interest serving Buffalo, the border issues would simply be too complicated and GO wouldn't want to get themselves complicated up in them.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:27 PM   #39
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free travel across borders is of course key. You still need working visas to work on the other side of the border here, which is a bit limitation. The reality is that there are very few people living on one side of the border but working on the other unlike in sweden and denmark where the labour markets can easily merge due to the Schengen agreement.

You would have to go to downtown Toronto before linking into KW, Barrie, Peterborough, etc. anyway. Getting on VIA and then transferring at Union to GO isn't that big of an issue.


What is really needed right now is streamlined border crossings for trains, right now they stop at the border and slowly crawl through security. They need preclearance where people are cleared as they enter the train so the train can fly across the border like freight trains do today.

increased speeds and frequencies are also needed, the Maple Leaf Amtrak service is abysmal in terms of frequencies as it is today.

GO would have no interest serving Buffalo, the border issues would simply be too complicated and GO wouldn't want to get themselves complicated up in them.
Exactly! Hell, even Portugal and Spain with a relatively open border don't even have the kind of clearances that would allow GO to operate seamlessly across the border. GO has absolutely no interest in getting involved with international travel. It's way beyond it's mandate.

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It wouldn't make sense for GO to overlook the Buffalo region. The Golden Horseshoe is a far more powerful economic entity if its integrated and regional transit is the path there. Ignoring 1.3 million people just because they lie on the other side of a border is foolish.

VIA - Amtrak is national rail.
Yes, but National rail is the perfect service for cross-border travel. GO is commuter rail, and the commute from one country to the next isn't as easy as you may think, especially for a 12 car train that could potentially be carrying thousands of people. GO would need to have customs officials at every single GO station along the line in order to make that work, or even worse, have every single rider go through customs once reaching the border. GO's mandate is simply to provide better transit in the GTHA, not jump into border travel which is a Federal responsibility.

Via already has quite an extensive system in the region, it just makes more sense to let VIA continue providing and expanding their services as demand warrants, since they already have the infrastructure, and are under federal jurisdiction.


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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:50 PM   #40
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nice one! hopefully it gets build

Germany also needs a new tallest slowly
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