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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #61
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Is that roundhouse beside the skydome used for anything? If it isn't it should be! It would make an awesome little art gallery or something.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:03 AM   #62
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Is that roundhouse beside the skydome used for anything? If it isn't it should be! It would make an awesome little art gallery or something.
If you are referring to the 3/4 circle just south of the CN tower and Skydome, then it is currently the home of the Steam Whistle Brewing Co. It's actually a pretty cool place. They have tours and a bistro/bar area wher you can order food and try their beer.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 03:36 PM   #63
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I love the facades in this project! Must be amazing to live there!
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #64
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The area has a lot of potential, and its great that people are living there. From what I've heard the waterfront area in Toronto is pretty lifeless and poorly connected to the city itself. I think what needs to happen is they have to get rid of the Gardiner at least downtown. I wouldn't even bother with burying it, just remove it like they did in San Francisco, Portland and Seoul.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #65
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^ It's only a small part of the waterfront that is disconnected from the city. That small part just happens to be near downtown. Toronto has a long waterfront, with many beaches and such, it gets plenty of use by the residence of the city. Dont confuse the small part of the waterfront near downtown to other 95% of the waterfront
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #66
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The sad reality is the busiest part of the waterfront in the heart of the downtown core is the section with the most dire need for redevelopment, and it doesn't seem the transformation will take hold any time soon. Where's the money?
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #67
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Actually, it's the western section of the downtown harbour that is still to redeveloped....the section from the EX-Ontario Place, over to Yonge is highly developed, mixed-use, HIGHLY visited (millions and millions), and has the best cultural infastructure of any similar sized area on the consinent.

I wouldn't call the railway lands "waterfront"...close, but not really. Cityplace takes up almost half of it, and since it's one single developer, will probably be the least attractive part of the whole railway lands...single developer mega projects are always less than ideal....it's gonna resemble a sort of Vancouver look...and that's not a compliment.






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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #68
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Meanwhile, the industrial wasteland begins east of Yonge Street, and such prime real estate with lake and city-views continues to be wasted, rather than transformed into an urban space that city dwellers can enjoy and call home.

Even along that so-called 'highly-developed' stretch there is no continuous waterfront promenade. There are a few small facilities around the ferry pier, then a few spotty marinas, a few empty plots, and another short promenade afterwards. There needs to be more connectivity.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #69
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going to be very busy up in toronoto.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #70
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Just to clarify . . . . is the area between Ontario Place and Yonge not considered the western part of downtown?

Im just curious as you seem to contradict yourself in your post.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #71
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Old December 9th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #72
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Old December 10th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #73
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nice persepective on those shots... great find skybean!
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Old December 12th, 2005, 07:32 AM   #74
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Will the second half of this development give anyone the incentive to cross into this neighbourhood besides the people who will be living there.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #75
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Will the second half of this development give anyone the incentive to cross into this neighbourhood besides the people who will be living there.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 08:08 AM   #76
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"KGB Just to clarify . . . . is the area between Ontario Place and Yonge not considered the western part of downtown? Im just curious as you seem to contradict yourself in your post."


Yes it is...I meant eastern.






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Old December 12th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #77
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Quote:
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Actually, it's the western section of the downtown harbour that is still to redeveloped....the section from the EX-Ontario Place, over to Yonge is highly developed, mixed-use, HIGHLY visited (millions and millions), and has the best cultural infastructure of any similar sized area on the consinent.

I wouldn't call the railway lands "waterfront"...close, but not really. Cityplace takes up almost half of it, and since it's one single developer, will probably be the least attractive part of the whole railway lands...single developer mega projects are always less than ideal....it's gonna resemble a sort of Vancouver look...and that's not a compliment.

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Don't flatter yourself. TOs Cityplace does not even begin to compare to the original in Vancouver built by the same developer. Even though van's buildings are very similar they have more variety , more parkland, and most importantly are directly connected to the city grid without the interuption of a freeway.[IMG][/IMG]

What I will concede is that Toronto has the height





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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #78
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Pretty pictures of folks jogging aside, Concord Pacific's "neighbourhood" is one dimensional and repetitious. It may be connected but it might as well have a "gate" around it because that's what it feels like... a gated community.

As for the frequent comparisons between this 82 hectare site (and $3 billion worth of real estate if it is fully built) and the taller but "smaller" $1.5 Billion Toronto version (Cityplace)... I say who cares.

Cityplace isn't nearly as important to Toronto as Concord Pacific is to Vancouver.

Toronto has many mega-projects underway besides Cityplace, worth many billions... the airport redevelopment alone is worth $4.5 Billion. The PORTLANDS project covers 340 hectares, not including parks.

One might even suggest that the explosion of condos west of the Humber near Palace Pier (not included in the pic) is almost a "mega-project" (multiple developers).

Here's a snapshot of some of the larger ones.





Fort York Neighbourhood - 2 towers complete, U/C includes Malibu, sales includes West Harbour City.

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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #79
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WOW. Very very nice work elliot. Great compilation of the mega projects. You never fail to amaze me with your work.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:42 AM   #80
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Wow, you should post more of TOs other projects. Are there alot of suburban towers being built?
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