Sorry, but you are one of 10's of 1000's typical buyer who has not done their homework before buying X and surprised to find Y when you move in. You saw an location and building to buy/rent but never check the area out to see what is around you that may cause you problems, what maybe coming down the road, traffic conditions at peak time, weekends and other times by walking and driving a mile around the building you will be living in. Builders never tell you the full truth about the area, but some may do to the point as their goal is to sell the building out to make a buck.Been reading this forum for quite a while and am a resident in a nearby building. One thing I can say is when I moved in last spring there was nothing and within a year they built all of this. They were working day and night. Now it seems like the construction pace has slowed down. I am not sure if they are just trying to stretch the job for it to be delayed (usual construction mafia behaviour) or what? All I know is they better hurry up and make sure this thing and at grade tracks are removed by 2023 as planned as the loud war like noise from the trains metal wheels hitting the metal track crossing is unbearable. Ridiculous that they even built condos here before this project was completed. I’m sure the residents living here before me have been suffering much longer.
Don't live in the area, yet I know the area very well from walking/ride/drove around it before this project was proposed as well attend the meetings once it was proposed, I also shot the area and some of those shots are in many threads here as I don't shoot everyone.
Construction isn't done on a snap of the finger as it requires many things to be done in phases with some areas see next to no one for long period of time well others seeing a lot of work. You are dealing with CP who calls the shots these days since this is their mainline to the US and Western Canada who built the line in 1880 under QC name. This area as well West Toronto Diamond required QC/CP to have their new line cross exiting RR lines that required a diamond to to do so that cause noise.
The city has no control over developers to say they can't built until Y is built as Y maybe push down the road for years or even change.
Look at the completed project in the north west corner at Dupont where Shoppers/Basic Food is that was built before this project surface where the diamond is considering as it was mostly vacant land with run down buildings like the north side of CP tracks. Look what is taking place as well has up to Davenport.
The project is moving as fast as plan. You had the choice to accept what was to take place, what was there or to move elsewhere when buying. Your comments are the same I have heard for years regarding development near rail corridors and other locations.
Been bunt so far and more so, you have 2 options like others; either accept what taking place or move as the railways are the backbone of transit that can move more people than cars can that will have a less impact on the environment and urban spawl than various mix tall towers as there is no more land for single homes in the coming decades.
The elevated line does cause issues for long term residents of the area, but is the cheapest and the shortest way to do it. Tunneling case huge dollars and 2-4 times longer to build.