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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #141
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This tower will literally tower above everything else, nothing is even close in the area. It will also give us a Chicago looking bookend skyline.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #142
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Rather than just adding to the downtown cluster, the skyline is growing south to north, and to the west to Bathurst Street along the the lake. With the portlands plans, perhaps the skyline will also one day stretch all the way to the Don Valley in the east.

800 ft - 1300 ft towers at Bloor/Yonge and from Bathurst to Cherry Street would increase the footprint of the central city. Toronto would certainly feel like a much larger city if skyscraper construction were spread out like this.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #143
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The distillery might be getting a couple of 45 story towers so it will move eastward.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #144
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I really like the design... looks to be an awesome proposal.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #145
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Agreed. This intersection should be anchored by a supertall. I'd love to see Bloor and Yonge rival the cluster around King and Bay one day. Over time, having the 2 clusters merge together would be dramatic. In some sense, that has already happened along Bay Street, but with midrise condo towers mostly under 500 ft.

Softee and UofT: I agree with ale26 also. Toronto did seem quite dead 10 years ago, and once in awhile still does. It all depends on what you are used to. To a Torontonian, Winnipeg seems dead. To a Londoner, Toronto can seem dead at times. My mother stood at Bloor and Yonge on a nice summer afternoon and couldn't get over how deserted it was. I told her, that it wasn't considered dead by Toronto standards. Having lived in London myself, I understood how valid her observation was.
I understand what you mean about someone from London that thinks Toronto is dead at times because look at the population of London and then that of Toronto...but i don't think its "dead" these days..For a city of only 2.7 million, it can seem quite bustling and hectic...If you venture out on bloor/bay or bloor/yonge around lunchtime on a weekday..you'd think you were in New York or something..the number of people is unbelievable..literaly the sidewalks ar CRAMMED..but compared to other American cities of around the same size..Toronto seems much much more busy(Not New York or L.a etc..)
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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #146
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Awesome high rise go Toronto!
And really amazing design!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #147
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Toronto has always had a really nice skyline. This will help as well I believe.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #148
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ale26:

'Dead' isn't the best description, but should be taken as a figure of speech. Toronto is much much busier than it was even 10 years ago, and is bustling for a city its size. Regardless, if you were walking around central London the last 2 weeks and then walked downtown Toronto, you would notice a significant difference. There are occasions when Toronto seems abit 'deserted' in comparison to London, but it doesn't happen very often anymore. In 10 years from now, it probably won't ever feel like that......unless Canada is playing for a gold medal in Olympic hockey.

I realize that London is alot bigger, but alot of these observations are coming from people used to much larger cities. Of course, they are going to find it slower. Toronto is very busy for a city it's size, and getting noticeably busier each passing year. I would imagine that New York and Mexico City are the only cities on the continent with busier streets.

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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #149
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'Dead' isn't the best description, but should be taken as a figure of speech. Toronto is much much busier than it was even 10 years ago, and is bustling for a city its size. Regardless, if you were walking around central London the last 2 weeks and then walked downtown Toronto, you would notice a significant difference. There are occasions when Toronto seems abit 'deserted' in comparison to London, but it doesn't happen very often anymore. In 10 years from now, it probably won't ever feel like that......unless Canada is playing for a gold medal in Olympic hockey.

I realize that London is alot bigger, but alot of these observations are coming from people used to much larger cities. Of course, they are going to find it slower. Toronto is very busy for a city it's size, and getting noticeably busier each passing year. I would imagine that New York and Mexico City are the only cities on the continent with busier streets.

Yea thats what i said lol but yea about New York and Mexico City being the only busier cities is true and thats great considering how much smaller Toronto is.
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Agreed.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:01 AM   #151
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Rather than just adding to the downtown cluster, the skyline is growing south to north, and to the west to Bathurst Street along the the lake. With the portlands plans, perhaps the skyline will also one day stretch all the way to the Don Valley in the east.

800 ft - 1300 ft towers at Bloor/Yonge and from Bathurst to Cherry Street would increase the footprint of the central city. Toronto would certainly feel like a much larger city if skyscraper construction were spread out like this.
Lets hope...
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #152
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so true...
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:37 AM   #153
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Lets hope it also turns out as how it looks in the rendering.. remember what happened to Four Seasons design
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:26 AM   #154
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BREAKING NEWS!!

1 Bloor is now to the right of FCP in the Toronto diagram on ssp (AHEAD OF TRUMP!)
go check it out!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:32 AM   #155
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:51 AM   #156
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Well you obviously haven't checked
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:54 AM   #157
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BREAKING NEWS!!

1 Bloor is now to the right of FCP in the Toronto diagram on ssp (AHEAD OF TRUMP!)
go check it out!
That means absolutely nothing.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #158
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wtf is that about?
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #159
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I dunno, but I have a feeling ssp forumers can't change the diagrams as they're a very reliable source
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #160
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Think twice, post once.
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