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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #441
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In this grey picture above does anybody know what the tall building directly south of the rogers centre is? Its on the plot of land where the car park now is. If they do go ahead and build it, it would block a large part of the lake views for the residents of 5 mariner terrace, such as myself. Does anybody have any information.

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Old October 20th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #442
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city place is actually crazy
i love it
it fills the skyline on the other side of the CN tower so well
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 10:02 AM   #443
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:09 AM   #444
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Nice, does anyone know why the Signature Tower on scp has be set as a vision and not a proposal? =\
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:28 AM   #445
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because the final design has not yet been submitted or approved.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 09:28 AM   #446
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Not much of an 'apron' in this part of town. Hopefully, 20 years down the road, they'll get around to infilling this entire area. 1-2 more towers between each one they are presently building to create a 'curtain of buildings' would be great. This isn't Mississauga...they shouldn't be building condos with grounds attached to them. It's shaping up to be a big yawn. We move to downtowns to avoid places like this.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:25 AM   #447
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This is an impressive development!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #448
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The scale of this development is impressive, but the rest is disappointing. Seems rather soul less and lacks punch at street level.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #449
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I think it will work out just fine. I wouldn't choose to live there, but I also don't share all the contempt for this project as is currently fashionable amongst the chattering set.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #450
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Fashionable? The criticisms are valid, that is why they are prevalent. Regardless, I know better than to stir this one up again. I'll leave it alone.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #451
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The jury's definitely still out on this project. Only time will tell whether the boosters or naysayers are right. I think it can go either way but its really too early to tell. We need to wait for all the buildings and landscaping to be done and for all the people and businesses to move in before pronouncing it a success or failure.

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Old November 6th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #452
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Old November 6th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #453
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Fashionable? The criticisms are valid, that is why they are prevalent. Regardless, I know better than to stir this one up again. I'll leave it alone.

You don't have to leave it alone, isaidso. Everyone is welcome to their opinions.
I'm just not one to jump on the bandwagon simply because "criticisms are prevalent". I prefer to wait til the project is completed in a number of years, and then make up my own mind!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #454
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whoa that neo building looks horrible with that red horizontal liners, disgusting and tacky, kinda reminds me of the '70s architecture on miami beach.

everything else looks nice allow streetwise what is up with the lack of retail.
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Other than the interesting public park attached to the development, I don't see it being much of a destination area for non-residents (not that every residential area is supposed to be anyway). but, I'm also not a rabid naysayer of it either. The architecture is ok, the density is certainly there, and its skyline enhancement works too.

I'm also not a fan of cities being entirely streetwalls either, so I don't mind one small precinct like this, with some landscaping, public art and a bit of space between buildings. Based on what i see, I might enjoy a stroll around this nabe from time to time. Nothing wrong with a little variety.




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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #456
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Check! What appears as barren fields could be charming transformed into parkspace dense with trees, paths, etc...as long as it is green when looking down at it, full of trees...a la...

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Old November 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #457
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Awesome pictures boys!!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #458
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everything else looks nice allow streetwise what is up with the lack of retail.
This is still basically a construction site.. they have built all this on what
was a stretch of barren unused land...until the project is complete it is going to be missing lots of things.
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You don't have to leave it alone, isaidso. Everyone is welcome to their opinions.
I'm just not one to jump on the bandwagon simply because "criticisms are prevalent". I prefer to wait til the project is completed in a number of years, and then make up my own mind!
Yes, standing by your convictions are important. Similarly, I'm not going to jump on the 'praise' bandwagon. Do you remember the last time this was criticized? Many people went beserk. Although I'm not convinced of this projects merits, I'll wait also. The developers seem to have taken the most pressing concerns seriously and have made a number of changes to the design at street level.

The noise that people made bore results. Not what many wanted, but at least movement in that direction. Once it's built, the area will change organically and evolve. It might take years for this neighbourhood to mature, but it will evolve.

It may never end up being my type of neighbourhood, but no one likes every neighbourhood. It is what it is.
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