You are right about name-calling being unwise. It was totally sarcastic, and has been deleted. As for the rest, it all sounds good in theory, but it's not reality. Question - do you want to live next door or across the street from this? And you have no fear that in an area with no building taller than 8/10 storeys this will begin a trend of very high towers. This 20 storey tower gets built, and how long till a 30 storey tower gets built? How long till a 45 storey building pops up? etc...The poster has already indicated that she lives nearby. Reading posts, before hitting reply is always a wise choice.
I entirely understand concerns over shadows; however, it's important not to wildly exaggerate; if you consult the shadow studies by following the link below, looking under 'supporting documentation' and then going to p.3 and clicking on Sun/Shadow studies, you'll find that no property is affected for more than 2-3 hours per day.
So almost no property is subject to incremental shadow all/most of the day. One apartment building's southern elevation is close'ish, but of note, if you chopped this proposal in half, that wouldn't change.
That sucks, but is a fact of life in booming Toronto, and again, a proposal 1/2 this size would still have a construction schedule 3/4 as long.
The answer to that, frankly, is to stop providing subsidized, below-market street parking. If the City charged the same rates as buildings/homes which rent out spaces nearby, permit parking would go for $225 per month.
At that price, fewer people would have 2-car households, fewer people would have one-car households, and those willing to pay for a market-priced permit, would have no problem finding parking.
(likewise, pay and display parking should be in effect during the daytime, with permit holders exempt, since they've pre-paid)
This is an irrational fear for most owners in this area, as each time a new density precedent is set, the properties nearby end up worth more money, for better or worse.
* There are always exceptions with homes that have full heritage protection or small awkward lots that may not have future development potential.
Resorting to name-calling is unwise, and may attract adverse attention from the Mods.
One can thoughtfully assert a position, for or against any proposal without making it overly personal or hostile. Facts work better.