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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #81
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Put some grass down and it qualifies as a park? What passes for a park for some people is astounding. I suppose the 2 large trees on that grass is a forest wilderness area. Hey honey, wanna go for a picnic at the Gardiner Expressway off ramp park? We could go for a stroll in that forest afterwards.



The Gardiner is a tragedy for Toronto no matter how much anyone tries to sugar coat it. Band-aid solutions will do little to repair the devastation this freeway has wrought on the city. It's been an utter disaster and urban horror show all so that suburban people can drive quicker into the city. Why do they get a say in this at all? That's like building a freeway over their house so I can get to the other side quicker. The degree of arrogance and selfishness at play is unbelievable.

They can't blow the Gardiner Expresway up quick enough. Those highway commuters? Who cares! Transit, bike, rollerblade, walk, or take city streets like the rest of us. Too far? That's their problem. Hopefully, the development of this area will be the impetus to finally take this outrageous assault on our city down immediately.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #82
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You took the words right out of my mouth man! At least toll the ******* thing!
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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #83
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the 212 meter tower shouldn't be built. It blocks.

and that green area already is a park.
are you serious? shit, you must really be gullible if you REALLY believe that the city sign designating it as a "park" is true. this is what we call a parkette, and not a very well-placed one at that.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #84
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the 212 meter tower shouldn't be built. It blocks.

and that green area already is a park.
Which 212 meter tower?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #85
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I actually don't think the Gardiner is that bad. Lakeshore Blvd and The Railway are the real problems.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #86
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Old June 13th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #87
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thanks Skybeam!
No worries everyone, once they're finished the huge podium everything will speed up durastically.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #88
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Wonderful shots! I didn't know we get Arizona sunsets here in Toronto
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #89
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are you serious? shit, you must really be gullible if you REALLY believe that the city sign designating it as a "park" is true. this is what we call a parkette, and not a very well-placed one at that.
It already has gass, some trees and a walkpath running throught the middle of it. Whatever you call it, it is a natural recreational space in the middle of highrise buildings. it's a park.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #90
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Which 212 meter tower?
The one that's planned for the space directly adjecent to the Gardiner off ramp at York St.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:32 AM   #91
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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #92
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It already has gass, some trees and a walkpath running throught the middle of it. Whatever you call it, it is a natural recreational space in the middle of highrise buildings. it's a park.
Yeah, right!


Are you just trying to be as absurd as possible? Next you'll be telling us that the Gardiner Expressway is a nice urban street to hang out on. Grass doesn't make something a park. This patch of nothing doesn't even qualify as a parkette. It's highway landscaping.


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Old July 2nd, 2008, 06:08 AM   #93
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work continues on the podium for Maple Leaf Square...pic by Andrew3D at urbantoronto....

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directly behind MLS, work continues on the base for the Telus Tower, an office tower...
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 07:09 AM   #94
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Thanks for the update !!!
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #95
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Old July 5th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #96
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The MLS site is massive. The right side of the ACC is also being torn now to make way for the front expansion and a skybridge connecting MLS to the ACC.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #97
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nice progress !


those building in backdrops are residential? Looks like Vancouver,..on the pic.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #98
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Yes, they are condo towers. There's actually a new development along the waterfront called City Place that looks even more like Vancouver. It's been built by the same Vancouver firm that built much of the condo towers in that city, so it's no accident that there are similarities.

City Place is a massive development of 20 towers all going up one after the other. It's presently about half finished.

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:27 PM   #99
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #100
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MLS is a massive site! I can't wait to see some cladding and watch it grow and grow.

I remember the days when people were saying how slow Telus is rising. Look at it now, it's really pushing along nicely!
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