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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    It's definitely not an easy problem. There are a couple garage-sized startups working on it (Linttas) but they're not going to get very far without additional battery density improvements. Automation, like John-Deer's fully self-driving tractor/combine (self-driving like a Waymo not a Tesla)...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    That was a commercial real-estate play for all those parking lots GTAA owns. The rapid rise of South Core was the inspiration: Union West really meant "West Core". Commercial real-estate, and business travel in general, aren't what they were 5 years ago. Regus, WeWork, LiquidOffice, etc. are not...
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    Toronto Toronto | Macdonald Block Reconstruction | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON | WZMH

    I didn't really understand the details of the Eglinton/Yonge kerfuffle (5 years ago?) but I thought one of the things they did was reduce natural light requirements to below the Building Code minimum.
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    Toronto Toronto | Macdonald Block Reconstruction | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON | WZMH

    That's a pretty major mistake that it doesn't look like PCL is responsible for: the article hints the government will be covering the cost. Out of curiosity, is this something an MZO could solve the cheap way by simply stating that section of building code doesn't apply to this lot?
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    General railway discussions

    I've been on that line a couple times; its been HSR (> 200km/h) since at least 2015 if not a lot longer. So what exactly are they doing? Upgrading existing track in the existing corridor to support modern China Railway rolling stock? Canada can, and has, built all the HSR lines that voters are...
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    Toronto Toronto | Freed Hotel & Residences | 219m | 63s | Freed | AS + GG

    This type of thing applies to dorms, hostels, and rooming houses with shared washrooms too. It's largely up to the market to decide they won't purchase something.
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    Is that initial capital for setting up a new EV line or are they actually taking a loss on each unit manufactured? If the former, finances get magically better after a couple years.
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    Toronto Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    FM radio is a fairly large wave size (~2 to 3 meters) which is much bigger than the drone as a whole. The electronics wouldn't notice it much as there is a trivial voltage difference from one end of the device to the other. That said, a strong UHVF broadcast could cause problems.
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    Niagara Falls Toronto | 6609 Stanley Avenue | 254m | 72s | Hariri Pontarini

    It's not getting built because of the construction price: the value to the customer isn't there. If it cost $100 per sqft to build then there would be hundreds of buildings like that under construction in Niagara Falls today. The interesting bit, to me at least, are the market forces dictating...
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    Hydrogen Fuelled Trains

    https://www.hydrogeninsight.com/transport/world-record-hydrogen-train-travels-nearly-3-000km-without-refuelling/2-1-1617599
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    Niagara Falls Toronto | Travelodge Redevelopment | ?m | 61s | Milborne Group | B+H

    It has as much chance of being built as any other 50 floor residential project in Niagara Falls: note this is not a positive statement. I mostly found the cost-estimate interesting as it's equal to what you mind find in Toronto for a similarly sized project.
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    Niagara Falls Toronto | Travelodge Redevelopment | ?m | 61s | Milborne Group | B+H

    Old article for a potential redevelopment the Travelodge on River Road with some impact to Bird Kingdom. I didn't see it in the database. https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2017/05/niagara-highrise-partners-eyeing-asian-clientele-1023469w Project round-up from yesterday...
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    Niagara Falls Toronto | 6609 Stanley Avenue | 254m | 72s | Hariri Pontarini

    This building, at least I assume it's this one (might be 6880 Stanley) has a construction price tag of roughly $400M. https://canada.constructconnect.com/canadata/forecaster/economic/2024/03/top-10-major-upcoming-hotel-motel-and-shopping-centre-construction-projects-canada-march-2024
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    Toronto Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    It's impressive that the 7th largest USA bank by branch count has such a large presence in Toronto.
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    Toronto Toronto | The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That's the big question: How many $5M+ units do they think they can move. Competition, for locals, at that price range includes single detached houses just across the road in Rosedale. Being over 2 subway lines isn't all that beneficial to someone in that income bracket. Do we still get...
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    They're fairly equal at the top end (millionaires by net worth) but I suspect Sydney's bottom quartile has higher purchasing power than Toronto's bottom quartile simply because Australia has a much higher minimum wage but most goods (not food) are similarly priced...
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    Toronto Toronto | The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Any speculation on which developer picks up the project? Westbank might be able to swing it. 19 Duncan, King Toronto, and Mirvish Village are their only active Toronto projects and all are very close to being finished (occupancy/registered warranty repairs). Concord seems an obvious candidate...
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    Toronto Toronto | 646 Yonge | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | AS + GG

    Simple: It worked for Mirvish. He got quite a bit more value out of his lot by having press and public interest in the site. Question is, was Mirvish's success a one-off or can it be repeated by Kingsett.
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    Toronto Toronto | 461 Sheppard Avenue East | 144m | 44s | 461 Sheppard Ave E Properties | Graziani + Corazza

    That's what I meant when I noted the frequent convenience customer is also one of the first to switch to EVs.
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    Toronto Toronto | 461 Sheppard Avenue East | 144m | 44s | 461 Sheppard Ave E Properties | Graziani + Corazza

    The bulk of station profits for the franchise owner are in the convenience store. The moderately wealthy, the ones willing to pay those convenience store prices on a regular basis, are also the first to switch to EVs (they simply buy cars regularly). Chocolate bar sales don't need to slow by...

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