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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #4581
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Everything Trump touches turns to gold. Um, maybe not!

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,6209890.story

Even though Trump didn't invest any of his own money in Toronto's Trump Tower, I'm sure he will appreciate being in Toronto tomorrow, so he can temporarily forget about his other Trump failures. Even his tower in Chicago is unprofitable. He should be FIRED!

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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #4582
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From that article:
"But investors say Trump International Hotel & Tower was plagued by problems far more serious than the slumping economy: Trump stripped his name off the 298-room project just months before it was to open, stinging buyers who put down millions because of the name".

I certainly would not buy a unit because of his name.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #4583
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So is the top part done?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #4584
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Far from it.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #4585
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Was the Tramp family in town today?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #4586
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Was the Tramp family in town today?
Yes, and our Hill Billy Mayor was there as well. - http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/04/...ribbon-cutting
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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #4587
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He likely said "Y'all come back now, ya hear"?
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #4588
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He also gained one pound since his last weigh in. He has less then 6 weeks now to drop 33 pounds or face another failed commitment.

This man is such a failure.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #4589
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He also gained one pound since his last weigh in. He has less then 6 weeks now to drop 33 pounds or face another failed commitment.

This man is such a failure.
hahaha....

well i know people who have weight issues...its not that easy...i think he should hire a personal trainer
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #4590
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I figured he and bro' would disappear for a mysterious vacation (ie. lipo) and come back 12 lb lighter, so at least he seems to be doing it the old fashioned way even if he is failing. It is not as easy to lose weight as his loudmouthed brother thought it would be.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:29 AM   #4591
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Went inside of Trump for the first time today... said i just wanted to check out the place, and the staff was friendly, they even told me to check out the 31st floor and showed me to the elevators. (also some sweet classic cars on display on the ground floor)... WOW! inside is complete bling. the interiors are very flashy and sexy. up on the 31st floor, the restaurant is VERY small, it feels almost, but amazing and feels grounded at the same time, it's a real place up in the skies .

the lobby is by far the greatest thing ever. the dark black tone and crystals. it's sick. i don't get how even the Ritz can compete imo.

my only dislike/disappointment was the elevators (at least the ones i took that go up to the 31st floor). kinda plain and clashes with the lobby design. it's light woof and there's a big framed mirror in it.. kinda weird... but the elevators are CRAZY SMOOOOOOOOTH!!! the smoothest i've ever been on in my life. period.


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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:57 AM   #4592
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:15 AM   #4593
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Is the Atrium on Bay getting some floors added to it? I wonder how those blocks between Dundas and Gerrard will develop. The Ryerson Learning Centre is a terrific start.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:37 AM   #4594
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Are there any plans for redevelopment of that low rise area in the middle of this shot?

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:38 PM   #4595
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Are there any plans for redevelopment of that low rise area in the middle of this shot?
So far, no. About 70% of the Yonge Street strip (3 km long) is made up of modest low rise structures like those pictured in that shot. It's retail on the first floor and residential above, for the most part.

The transformation of Yonge really only started about a year ago with the 4 buildings started, and 5 more proposed. It will take another 30-40 big buildings before the whole strip is re-developed. That bit shown above has not seen any proposals yet.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:12 PM   #4596
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Nor will it for a while I think. That's all just north of Elm St. which has a pretty nice vibe to it. It'd be like trying to put up a tower around Grange Park.
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i feel you man... i can't answer your question, but i agree that it looks like a slum... i say keep the retail, but redevelop the street.

*and i just realized, probably why there seem to be so few windows at Stock on the 31st floor are because they covered up almost the entire south wall because they are still installing the balcony... the views will be much more accessible once all that hoarding is removed.

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:17 PM   #4598
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That corner light only goes half way up the tower. I wonder what's taking them so long? That's the most exciting thing about this tower. I want to see how it effects the skyline at night. I hope it has a nice, dramatic effect and gives off a clear bright light. (a little colour would be nice too)
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:00 AM   #4599
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Nor will it for a while I think. That's all just north of Elm St. which has a pretty nice vibe to it. It'd be like trying to put up a tower around Grange Park.
It will get redeveloped, but likely lowrise (5-15 floors tops) where Elm is. Just beyond Elm I don't see why something taller couldn't be built.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #4600
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That corner light only goes half way up the tower. I wonder what's taking them so long? That's the most exciting thing about this tower. I want to see how it effects the skyline at night. I hope it has a nice, dramatic effect and gives off a clear bright light. (a little colour would be nice too)
a light green to reflect the cladding would be cool.
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