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Old April 4th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #361
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Old April 4th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #362
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That area doesn't look very walkable?!
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Old April 4th, 2006, 03:57 AM   #363
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That area doesn't look very walkable?!


Maple Leaf Square is a dual 500ft+ development that will fill up some of the land. There is also an office proposal.



Is it walkable?

Not yet. It's like Dubai.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #364
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That area doesn't look very walkable?!
It is extremely easy to walk through. I did a photo thread of a wander
down the Harbourfront area in January in the Toronto forums. Even more pleasant in the summer, and when they have actually finished CityPlace.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #365
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That area doesn't look very walkable?!

Its not.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #366
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Maple Leaf Square is a dual 500ft+ development that will fill up some of the land. There is also an office proposal.
If that condo will be build it would really spruce up the emptyness of ACC. I wonder though if the crappy Leafs team is affecting the sales
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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:14 AM   #367
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That area doesn't look very walkable?!

Its not great no, but worse than that it that its almost dead- hopefully with the condos coming in the area will be brought to life-

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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #368
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Its not.
Ok, I'm missing something here.. aside from the fact many of
the areas are under construction, just what exactly is difficult
walking in this area???? There are streets and cross streets like
anywhere else.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #369
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it's not pleasant for the pedestrian. Cars zooming by on wide streets, etc. Compare this area to say the Annex strip... huge difference!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #370
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When I made my comment I was reffering to the lack of things to do for pedestrians. No shops, restaurants, or bars. Not to mention the freeway creating a giant barrier cutting of the waterfront.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #371
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When I made my comment I was reffering to the lack of things to do for pedestrians. No shops, restaurants, or bars. Not to mention the freeway creating a giant barrier cutting of the waterfront.
I fail to see how the freeway is cutting of the waterfront and creating a giant barrier to pedestrians....obviously there are many places that you can go under it...and if not then your a lazy ass (and in that case why would you bother going anywhere, hence it would be even less of a "barrier".
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Old April 5th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #372
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it's not pleasant for the pedestrian. Cars zooming by on wide streets, etc. Compare this area to say the Annex strip... huge difference!
There is no arguing with that. City Place is a neighbourhood in the midst
of construction and does not provide the pleasantries for a stroll that are in
a hundred year old neighbourhood. In time I think City Place will find its
stride... but right now it is as if the entire area is being uncrated and
assembled. But it is not a gated community, or shut off from the rest
of the city.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #373
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I don't see any comparison to a gated community. A neighbourhood can still be unpleasant for the general pedestrian and not be a gated community.

Jonovision is right in his/her observations... it's not a very walkable area (and probably never will be unless the surroundings drastically change).

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of construction and does not provide the pleasantries for a stroll that are in
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fine, but contranst cityplace to what the new Regent Park or the Donlands are supposed to look like. We are still capable of developing proper pedestrian oriented communities in Toronto... it just so happens that cityplace is not one of those neighbourhoods. Look at it this way, would you rather stroll through St. Jamestown or St. Lawrence? St. Jamestown is cool in its own way (as will cityplace) but a pleasant pedestrian-friendly environment it is not.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #374
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Good Lord, I don't feel in any way strongly about City Place! I am just saying it
is a brand spanking half constructed neighbourhood. Period. I have wandered
easily through it, but of course it is not pleasant like an established community. I have no desire to live there and in fact sort of wish I hadn't even responded to the initial statement that it looks unwalkable. I mistakenly
thought he meant that it was sealed off somehow.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #375
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uhhh, ok. I was just responding to what you wrote.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #376
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just a thought...but now that i think about..i find the current discussion kind of stupid, mainly because this is the "Toronto Boom Rundown" thread and not the "such and such place in T.O sucks for walking" thread.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #377
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@ Satula NP!
I just like to hope for the best for City Place... it is true some of the
architecture smacks of sameness...but that is true of any brand new
community. At first I was worried it was going to be just another sea
of blue and green glass, but hopefully they changed direction and are
putting more thought into the planning and landscaping. What thrills me is the idea of THOUSANDS of new people moving into the downtown core... this spells nothing but good news for all of us downtowners. The more, the merrier, I say, and hopefully twenty years from now it may be a pleasant neighbourhood. Right now it is mostly chain link fencing and muddy construction sites.

@neilio , I ferverently hope we have put an end to the walkies topic!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:23 PM   #378
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anyone notice the cladding on westone is alot darker than hve?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #379
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guys, I'm not trying to be a downer... I just agree with Jonovision.

I'm with you there, Taller Better... the more the merrier.

neilio, you got it mang.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #380
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Taller, ask yourself this question. Do you wanna hang out underneath the Gardiner all day, or would you rather stroll down cumberland?

now,thats what I call pedistrian friendly. ( not to mention the eye candy)
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