I completely disagree. The CN Tower has its faults, such as the base where the concrete doesn't look so nice and the utility boxes above the observation pod, but it's an icon that gives identity to our increasingly bland skyline. You can see it from most parts of the inner city. Just as the Eiffel Tower is crucially important for Paris, the CN Tower should be the most prominent structure in downtown.I personally think Toronto needs to move on from the CN tower. It's a relic of the 1970s. The height of the CN tower observation deck has acted like an artificial buffer preventing taller buildings from being constructed. It's been 50 years.
Time to move and for Toronto to build higher.
It's another conversation if we're talking about making it more relevant and integrated into our city.
It's another conversation if we're talking about growing our city without trashing our most prominent landmarks.
Otherwise, it's exactly the kind of anti-development sentiment that I would back.
At the same time, I don't understand what the fascination is with supertalls. This height fetish is so focused on size instead of quality.
We already know that there are far better ways to add housing supply rather than stuffing all growth into our already unlivable downtown.
(taken from Union Station and the back alleys of Kensington Market)