You just proved my point. Stand tall and tell all that anyone who had any hope that a project of such magnitude could be built in Toronto is clearly carrying unfounded expectations.
So what part of this scenario leads you to believe that Toronto strives for mediocrity "more than any of city in the world"? Is it because our planning staff (rightfully) threw the Official Plan out the window by effectively approving 92 and 82 storey towers in the Entertainment District, or is it because we've built so many luxury products in the last few years (e.g. Ritz, Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Trump) that the market is no longer there to actually finance and build Gehry's early conceptual designs? Which one of these things is the great injustice to you?
And as far as I can tell, the vast majority of major cities in the developed world don't have prominent civic figures like Mirvish who strive to do things like bringing Frank Gehry to their city. I'm also certain that if this was three 80+ storey condos developed by Canderel and designed by Page+Steele, the local councillor and chief planner wouldn't have formed a special working group to escort it through the planning process. Indeed, the only reason this project is happening is because it's so bold and so inspired.
But please, keep pushing this old naval-gazing, self-hating Toronto narrative.