Nah, York Quay are fine. Love the way they look too, very 'of a time', pomo-lite. Great, large, livable units in there too, nothing like what we see today.Great contribution as always; does make me think of something negative though, just looking at how little of the Lake one can see from this shot and recalling that the York Quay condos never needed to be in existence at all. Sigh.
Just over 30 years ago, that site could have been secured parkland, and should have. Instead, Graywood was allowed to build that thing, there.
Nah, York Quay are not fine.
Lovehate the way they look too, very 'of a time', pomo-lite.
Great, large, livable units in there too, nothing like what we see today.
"The city" would feel largely disconnected from the lake even if not for those condos, in my view. The Gardiner is a large, imposing monolith that seems to totally cut off "Toronto proper" from the Watefront, it is a massive barrier to making the core of Toronto seem cohesive. The Waterfront feels like its own, completely separate town. I am similarly not a fan of where Union station is located, in a perfect world I think it would've been located somewhere further north near Queen or thereabouts, but that's an organic accident of history and not really anything anyone can do anything about.But here's the thing, even if this had been something I loved otherwise, I wouldn't love it there. The City is too disconnected from the Lake, especially from York to Yonge.
Agree 100% but the original City was the small section of "The Bay" from about Cherry to Fort York and much of that was marshland. When it was developed it was by extending the land out to accommodate railways and industrial uses and nobody ever thought of actually LIVING there or using any of it for recreation."Large swaths of Toronto's lakefront seem like a complete after thought and I think that's a great shame.