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    2018 Provincial Election Transit Promises

    Hi, does anyone have an estimate on how much it would cost to include a Lawrence East subway station to the proposed $3.35B Scarborough subway extension?
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    New Transit Funding Sources

    I think the best idea for municipalities to have more control over their finances is for the provincial government to allow municipalities to have a value-added-tax (VAT) or municipal sales tax (MST) at 1%, which can be layered on to the current HST. This way, the provincial government would be...
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    Toronto | YC Condos -- Yonge at College | 198.42m | 62s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    If Aura and 365 Church Street had a child, this condo would be it! Eww!!
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    Toronto | 16 York | 154.83m | 32s | Cadillac Fairview | a—A

    ...And we are not done with boxy office towers either...when Bay-Adelaide III gets off the ground, it too will be bluish and boxy. I am hoping the other proposed office towers will offer more (visually-speaking) but you never know, we can always be subject to a design revision (downgrade)!
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    Toronto | Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences | 236.51m | 67s | Menkes | Sweeny &Co

    Consilium, you're correct; this development should not have happened in the first place! As for your comment, "I don't think I want to stop showing my dislike for this development unless and until someone can permit my opinion", I have an idea: why don't you create a poster showing your disdain...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    I am not sure where to post this so I'll post it here: I heard very recently that Capital One, which has a major office at Yonge and Sheppard, is planning to move to downtown. My source doesn't know when and how many people that would be, but if anyone has info on this, it would be great. Thanks.
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    What is really the definition of a housing bubble burst? Is it just the overall price of a housing unit? If yes, by what percentage would the price need to decline from the peak? Or, are other factors considered too, such as the number of sales (of existing homes and new homes), number of...
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    Toronto | Yorkdale Shopping Centre | ?m | ?s | Oxford Properties | MMC Architecture

    Hi, I am genuinely curious about the light hues in the mall corridors and how they are cheesy/tacky? They are a nice subtle touch (they are not cheap and fluorescent-like) and they are a nice pop so how is this light effect cheesy/tacky? If there was no color pop, people would say tge corridors...
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    St Regis Toronto Hotel and Residences | 281.93m | 58s | JFC Capital | Zeidler COMPLETE

    That is the feature of this tower's lighting - to have it on, and that too, partly, only once in a while, while it is off rest of the time. The lighting on this building is almost like a special event, which is in line with this building - special.
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    Toronto | 365 Church Condos | 102.1m | 31s | Menkes | Wallman Architects

    And don't forget Pears on the Avenue condo by Menkes as well - it's a grey-ish box on Avenue Road...and looks unsightly!
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    Toronto | 365 Church Condos | 102.1m | 31s | Menkes | Wallman Architects

    I can't help but think of a high-rise prison when I see this building. It's so bad that I think the poor decisions for this building would have to be intentional! I can just see the slogan for this hunk-a-junk: "In the heart of downtown East, come claim your prison cell sized condo unit in an...
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    Toronto | 365 Church Condos | 102.1m | 31s | Menkes | Wallman Architects

    Thanks, Modernizt! What you're saying makes sense but then at a minimum, I would like to send an email to the developers (even if it's not read).
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    Toronto | 365 Church Condos | 102.1m | 31s | Menkes | Wallman Architects

    OK, UrbanToronto forumers, I am going to have to do something just for the satisfaction of knowing that I (we) tried our best to let developers and architect firms know that a lot of what is being put up in Toronto just sucks! I mean, what is this building supposed to be??? This type of...
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    Toronto | 88 Scott Street | 203.9m | 58s | Concert | P + S / IBI

    ^^^ And the spandrel that will accompany the glass will not even be black, it'll be grey, so overall, the top half of this building will not really look good at all; in fact, I think it'll look worse than most other condos. I would have actually preferred if this building's top half was...
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    Toronto | Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences | 236.51m | 67s | Menkes | Sweeny &Co

    Exactly! Toronto indeed has a long (too long) way to go in making itself attractive this way (in addition to improving its shabby public realm reasonable, especially the inner-core). We don't even have sufficient street-lights for our major downtown arteries (Yonge Street from Bloor down to...