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Good reason why this is so slow

Going to Planning Committee June 28
Application to remove the "H" holding provision to permit four apartment buildings
(60, 31, 42, and 72 storeys) atop a mixed-use podium and new public street.

Address: 135, 151 and 181 City Centre Drive
Applicant: Camcentre Holdings Inc.
File: H-OZ 19/003 W4
 

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New render from here. This is looking south from the site of the Hudson Bay parking garage. Exchange District South (stacked boxes) can be seen in the background.

Exchange District.jpg


Explanation of geothermal drilling at EX3: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRIbFfDsbU/
 
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Looks like a builder pushing hard to get to the bottom of the hole while waiting for a shoring permit to me...
 

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Who knows why.... But if you look at the pictures the sequence of activity on the site points to digging the middle while leaving the north and south sides alone until all of a sudden there is activity and movement on the City Centre and Burnhamthorpe sides of the site.
 

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There's really nothing organic about it. If anything, if it were organic, it should have been maybe Cooksville or Hurontario/Dundas, as it still has decent highway access but it has the potential of being on a heavy rail connection to the rest of the city. If Milton line is upgraded, would not be at all surprised to see MCC drift southward toward Cooksville.
Yup. Turning freight traffic away from the Milton Line ( see The Missing Link), and maybe extending a branch to Mississauga City Centre can greatly help reduce car traffic and bring a sense of community to the city. Dundas and Hurontario both have two condo's with first-floor commercial being build or in planning stages near the Dollar Store, and near Confederation and Dundas.
 

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That would be great because the whole section at Dundas and hurontario leaves much to be desired. It’s not like some small gritty downtown Toronto street which has some sort of urban appeal. It just looks like super neglected and ghetto suburbs.

MCC was supposed to be built at Hurontario and Dundas, but developer Bruce McLaughlin owned lots of land (and a spec-built office building) up at Burnhamthorpe, and after a "mysterious" fire at the original city hall, he coaxed the City to move in, and the rest is history.

I think Cooksville would definitely have been a better location because it would easy to intensify due to its built form. It could have looked a lot like North York Centre. It's too bad it was built as a "ghetto" area.
 

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MCC was supposed to be built at Hurontario and Dundas, but developer Bruce McLaughlin owned lots of land (and a spec-built office building) up at Burnhamthorpe, and after a "mysterious" fire at the original city hall, he coaxed the City to move in, and the rest is history.

I think Cooksville would definitely have been a better location because it would easy to intensify due to its built form. It could have looked a lot like North York Centre. It's too bad it was built as a "ghetto" area.
Access to the 403 410 and 407 make square area the better choice. Higher order transit will go through both areas with the LRT. Just an opinion of course.
 

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