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    Toronto Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    I'm curious what method they use to pour the concrete so that it the floorslabs' round corners are located perfectly to give that curve.
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    Toronto Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Geez this thing has grown over the summer. Last time I saw it was in April. Curious to those living in the area, is it giving hints yet of how street "feel" will improve once complete?
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    Oakville Toronto | Rain and Senses Condominiums | 72.84m | 21s | Empire | Graziani + Corazza

    I moved to Edmonton since I last posted here, but flying back for a visit tomorrow. Eager to see where this project stands right now. Will be nice to be in a big city again as well.
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    Toronto Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Holy mama this thing has grown since I left Ontario in April!
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Freshcutgrass has some good points, although he over-dramatizes it. I've lived in suburbs almost my entire life. Most things are within walking distance from me, but not a short 5 min walk, more often a 20 min walk. Just too long for me to find it comfortable to do repeatedly. So I drive most...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    What will be interesting to see is what will happen to these gigantic subdivisions in a few decades when it literally becomes too expensive for most people to drive everywhere.
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    That article confirms a trend that I've noticed within our gwneration. My brother and four of my cousins all don't drive. One of my cousins has her license but has only driven once or twice since she got it. The rest of them never even bothered getting their G1s. I also have a bunch of friends...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Looking west of Toronto on the greenbelt map, the only municipalities with any greenspace left to develop are Oakville and Milton. 2011 census figures for the two were 182k and 89k respectively. Milton issued a statement after the results came out in 2012 that they had already passed 100k since...
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    Toronto Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    This corner is already looking a lot more urban. Thanks for the updates.
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    Toronto Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 345.5m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    There's an overall North American trend of people moving back to their city cores. But you're underestimating the effect the greenbelt has had on high rise construction. No city in NA is experiencing a boom like Toronto is right now and we're the only one with a greenbelt.surrounding the metro...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    I like Paint.NET, but forgot about it when I did this. It's on my old computer but not on my laptop. Good old Paint is handy enough though. By no means am I an artist so Paint is all I need 90% of the time.
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Yeah, I tried to get most of it in. It was tricky because I did it in paint, so I had to outline it all at once, and if I made a mistake I'd have to start over. So basically had to zoom in around the peripheries of each city to figure out what's developed and what isn't. And then there was also...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    You bring up an interesting point, one that I hadn't put too much thought in before. It makes sense to me that a natural barrier, such as a river or a gorge shouldn't be included in the density calculations. Anything man-made should though - including parks. If man built it there was always a...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Yah I made a mistake with LA. I used MSA instead of CSA population. I don't think you're right about the densities though. Flar put this together in 2007: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=138325 Hamilton and Oshawa brings GTHA density down a bit, but not by much due to...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Quick note, the population for DC is wrong. It was pointed out to me at SSP that the urban population as shown is 6.7M. I used the MSA population which includes some rural obviously. Also I used the MSA population for LA, but apparently I outlined pretty much the entire CSA. Population as shown...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    Thought about it. Atlanta I pretty much already have, just need to adjust the scale. Boston is a pain since it thins out to the point where it is VERY hard to tell if something is suburban or rural from the scale I need it to be so I can isolate it. With Phoenix the problem is that from that...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    A couple US comparisons. I doubt I got all of the US urban areas in though, due to my lack of geographical knowledge about them and the fact that some of the residential areas are very low density and from the scale I had to isolate them it looked uninhabited. FULL SIZE FYI: You may think...
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    Toronto Urban Sprawl Compared to Other Cities

    I just found an insane exurb north of Burlington. It's called the Bluffs, houses there look to be about 5000 sq ft on average, lots about 2 acres. It's on Guelph Ln right after the 407. A bit further north is another exurb called Kilbride. Absolutely no retail or work there. Purely residential...

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