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  1. ponyboy

    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    in my opinion, we've really had to lower our expectation about what to get excited about in new builds. There are a few exceptions, but balcony glass patterns is the low budget cheapskate approach, and most of these realized buildings look much worse than the renders. For new condos selling...
  2. ponyboy

    100 Wynford Drive (HR Reit, ?s, ?)

    some I heard said expected approval in Q3 and "massive 1950 residential and 440k commercial"
  3. ponyboy

    Post a good floorplan!

    Just took a chance and bought this condo, but concerned about making the floorplan work for our family of 3 (2 adults + 9-year old). I know there's a lot of design insight on this forum. Details and photos here...
  4. ponyboy

    Toronto | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 85.04m | 26s | Westbank | Henriquez Partners

    crane going up. A few shots from around the perimeter...
  5. ponyboy

    Stackt Container Market (28 Bathurst St, future park)

    Minto westside looks pretty good from there.
  6. ponyboy

    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Times are different than 1971 -- how to you draw people out? competitors for our personal time include rich television and internet content at home (we are more homebodies than before), and Canada Wonderland has the best ride-based amusement park that is unlikely to be surpassed in the GTA...
  7. ponyboy

    Toronto | Panda Markham | 160.62m | 48s | Lifetime | Hariri Pontarini

    Yeah, but I wonder if these family sized units will be 600 sq ft, which would be tight for many families. Ideally, these units would be 1000 sq ft., but any bets they are that big?
  8. ponyboy

    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    It would be unfair to spend all the section 37 funds on a single project, given the many needs throughout the city. We have so many unfunded plans already, some for essential infrastructure. It makes more sense to invest in the quality of the central waterfront/waters edge parks, making them...
  9. ponyboy

    Toronto | Panda Markham | 160.62m | 48s | Lifetime | Hariri Pontarini

    If Markham was smart and focused on quality of life of residents, they would emphasize the "missing middle" rather than let these giant towers set a precedent. If these go through, then why would any developer propose the more modestly scaled developments in the nascent downtown of Markham...
  10. ponyboy

    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    It's a beautiful project. just to be clear -- are the shopping concourses sheltered but not climate controlled? I can't tell. If it is just sheltered from rain and snow, will this outdoor mall bring the crowds? I hope the lighting will be nice. I don't think we can count on natural light...
  11. ponyboy

    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    Steve, below is the source on the vacant Condos number. The data are not perfect and indirect, and it is a difficult estimation problem. I have anecdotal data of friends in new condo buildings that see few people in the halls or using the amenities. I think there is a thred where the vacant...
  12. ponyboy

    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    So disappointed in our government's failure to regulate the housing market in the public's best interest. story from the Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2018/11/28/why-toronto-real-estate-is-vulnerable-to-money-laundering.html
  13. ponyboy

    Toronto | The Bentway (was Under Gardiner) | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Given that the original doner pledged $25million, I does not seem possible to make the Bentway work without public money to finish it. Have we allocated this money, or has there been additional fundraising or commercial sponsorship?
  14. ponyboy

    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    A Fifth of China’s Homes Are Empty. That’s 50 Million Apartments https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/a-fifth-of-china-s-homes-are-empty-that-s-50-million-apartments?fbclid=IwAR0m_Bs5ZfKSnYv4vGhrYJrrQSluK7L13M2uTkdn9SDd_1tnEW14ZlHQloY Wasn't there an estimate a year back that...

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