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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #381
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cool...

when do they begin to build new skyscrapers to the East bound of where now Scotia Bank stands!? I wonder... they really should do so though.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #382
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East of Scotia Plaza or do you mean the vacant lot above? The vacant lot above is to the north of Scotia Plaza, and the future site of Bay Adelaide East Tower East Tower. I believe it will be slightly shorter than the recently finished Bay Adelaide West Tower.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:06 PM   #383
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East of Scotia Plaza or do you mean the vacant lot above? The vacant lot above is to the north of Scotia Plaza, and the future site of Bay Adelaide East Tower East Tower. I believe it will be slightly shorter than the recently finished Bay Adelaide West Tower.
East of Scotia Plaza (sorry, am not that good with names of places etc)

Why I say that? when you look at TO's skyline, it seems like a huge wall suddenly rise and stops like a big huge block. It will be more impressing if there will be a few more skyscrapers or high rises around the tall core, that is what I 'd like to see in the future or think will improve the future image of the city.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #384
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East of Scotia Plaza (sorry, am not that good with names of places etc)

Why I say that? when you look at TO's skyline, it seems like a huge wall suddenly rise and stops like a big huge block. It will be more impressing if there will be a few more skyscrapers or high rises around the tall core, that is what I 'd like to see in the future or think will improve the future image of the city.
If you look at aerials, the number of possible locations for major office buildings is rapidly diminishing. There are either low rise historical sections like King East, zoning issues on Yonge, and protected low rise again on King West. What is likely is a further expansion of the CBD south of the rail tracks, and a filling out of the few remaining lots. After that, where new office towers are built will require a rethink at the OMB as it pertains to zoning/height restrictions.

Once the current generation at the Ontario Municipal Board start retiring, I believe we'll start seeing a relaxation regarding tall buildings on Yonge, and a further relaxation regarding height in general. Most of the other protected areas will, and should remain so, however.

The OMB seem hopelessly out of touch with the modern world sometimes. I've even heard the criticism that many of them come from small towns in Ontario and impose their small town ideas about urbanity on Toronto. A recent height reduction at 21 Avenue Road so one can see the sky looking up University Avenue is a good case in point.

People at the OMB didn't want any buildings north of the Legislature visible from south of the Legislature. It's completely absurd, but unfortunately, Toronto is still at the mercy of people like that. Vistas are important, but in a city you want an urban vista. We don't move here so we can get a good look at the sky.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #385
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Now I see!

I really don't understand that there are people who come to live in a big city while they still tend to like the small town "feeling"! That is indeed absurd.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #386
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I really don't understand that there are people who come to live in a big city while they still tend to like the small town "feeling"! That is indeed absurd.
Yes, it is. Many of them want the convenience of a big city, but want it to be a collection of many little neighbourhoods with 3-4 floor buildings everywhere. Others on the OMB seem to be living with their head planted firmly in the ground. What's really needed is a Toronto Municipal Board rather than an Ontario Municipal Board.

The same people over seeing development in some small town in northern Ontario are overseeing development in downtown Toronto. It's beyond ridiculous. They turn down 250 metre tall buildings in the downtown core for being too tall. If you can't build them here, where can you build them?

It gets very frustrating waiting for people to catch up to the realities of modern Toronto, but change is happening.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #387
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This building is gonna turn out great.
Nice colour combo.
Too bad it wasn't Canada's first supertall.
First Canadian Place in Toronto has been around since the 70's, and is
two metres short of the arbitrary 1000 foot level for a supertall. If you included the antennaes, as is done in most other places, it is definitely a "supertall".
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #388
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...and the future site of Bay Adelaide East Tower East Tower. I believe it will be slightly shorter than the recently finished Bay Adelaide West Tower.
If the remainder of the complex is ever built. I believe the other two towers are 45 and 43 stories, compared to the completed tower's 52, so somewhere around 600 ft. I sure hope they are built.
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It's great to see a major tower taking shape in the core of Toronto.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #390
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If the remainder of the complex is ever built. I believe the other two towers are 45 and 43 stories, compared to the completed tower's 52, so somewhere around 600 ft. I sure hope they are built.
That sounds about right. I like the arrangement of the 3 towers, but undecided regarding the design of the 2 remaining towers. One has a slight curve in the roof if I remember correctly.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #391
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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:44 PM   #394
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I know some of you dear forumers don't like the cladding, but I DO LIKE though!!!!

It looks sophisticated to me.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:16 PM   #395
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I like the cladding. I think it looks rather classy. Fits in well with the surrounding bank towers.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:39 AM   #396
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cladding is good. Traditional enough that it won't look out of date in 15 years. Unlike say... the RBC place.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:47 AM   #397
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This project is aggravatingly slow, but I'm glad to see it finally start to look like something. I like the cladding too.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:31 AM   #398
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I know some of you dear forumers don't like the cladding, but I DO LIKE though!!!!

It looks sophisticated to me.
I don't like it, sorry..
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:44 AM   #399
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I know some of you dear forumers don't like the cladding, but I DO LIKE though!!!!

It looks sophisticated to me.
I agree, I am absolutely sold as well!
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