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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #61
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very nice project, seems to be ready to rise
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #62
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great photos. what is this triangular shaped tower to the left of the tracks?
it's a condominium. looks pretty good from that angle but the backside of it is unforgivably ill-designed.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #63
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it's a condominium. looks pretty good from that angle but the backside of it is unforgivably ill-designed.
When was Flatrion built btw?? Pretty obvious it's not an original hey?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #64
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25 The Esplanade (1988)

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...toronto-canada
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Old March 17th, 2008, 04:26 AM   #65
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great photos. what is this triangular shaped tower to the left of the tracks?
It's a condo called The Esplanade (I believe), it was built in the late 80's early 90's.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #66
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When was Flatrion built btw?? Pretty obvious it's not an original hey?
That triangular shaped condo isn't the flatiron building. The condo was built in 1988 http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...toronto-canada , while the flatiron building a few blocks north of the condo was built in 1892. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...toronto-canada It pre-dates New York's version of Toronto's flatiron building by 10 years.

The condo, 25 The Esplanade, is a very nice addition to the downtown core. It's not very tall, but distinctive and very appealing at street level.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:38 AM   #67
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Old March 24th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #68
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from 21th march, cn tower view

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Old May 10th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #69
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That's a cool photo!!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #71
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Old May 14th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #72
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Nice progress.
Is there plans for the rest of the parking lots in that area?
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Old May 14th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #73
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Nice progress.
Is there plans for the rest of the parking lots in that area?
Yes.

Within the area bounded by the Gardiner Expressway, 3 additional buildings.

16 York Street

217m (65 fl)
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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #74
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Don't forget 18 York St. as well. (West of the Telus project)

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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #75
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the transformation of the area is awesome. I was already amazed how much toronto changed since my first visit in 1992, when I was there in 2001. but now I barely recognize some of the areas.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #76
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It's experiencing a HUGE construction boom
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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #77
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the only thing I would do here, is demolish that exit ramp from gardiner expressway - the exit should end at york st - the ramp leading to bay st could be demolished and that green area at york/harbor/queens quay could be turned into a nice park. I would also plant more trees in the area... hope the parking lots disappear soon too ...
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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #78
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the 212 meter tower shouldn't be built. It blocks.

and that green area already is a park.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #79
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the 212 meter tower shouldn't be built. It blocks.

and that green area already is a park.
Blocks what? This is downtown. Views are already blocked.

As for the park under the ramp, IMO the ramp makes that park. Removing it would just take away from the park. Its cool walking under the ramp and hearing the cars above. The trail actually follows the ramp so its not like there is wasted space.
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and that green area already is a park.
under a highway ramp, thank you very much ...
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