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    Well said! Too much hand-wringing and moaning...

    Well said! Too much hand-wringing and moaning about how this city supposedly shoots itself in the proverbial foot, every time. Too much anxiety and self-loathing. It feels like some kind of weird...
  2. I yam, I yam.

    I yam, I yam.
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    You said it, dude! Bring on the fascism! ...

    You said it, dude! Bring on the fascism!

    /sarcasm

    We always knew this thing was a project in flux, that it would evolve over time. It's going to look different yet again and the final...
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    Colour me optimisitic. This feels less daunting...

    Colour me optimisitic. This feels less daunting and overwhelming than the imposing trio of towers tightly clustered together. I look forward to more articulation and refinement of the design. As it...
  5. That, I gather, was the problem with the earlier...

    That, I gather, was the problem with the earlier attempts to make a go of the project; insufficiently deep pockets. Or too much ambition with too little substance. Or something.
  6. You mean "a lot," I take it. And I agree. Sure,...

    You mean "a lot," I take it. And I agree. Sure, it may well be that the latest bid will amount to yet another ghost of an effort. But I still maintain that the thing has to succeed eventually. I...
  7. Well, considering the unfortunate, rather...

    Well, considering the unfortunate, rather checkered history of this project, one hopes they've already figured all that stuff out and are now ready to actually complete the thing.
  8. I dunno. You may be right CN Tower but I can also...

    I dunno. You may be right CN Tower but I can also think of downsizing couples who have unloaded their homes but still want the urban lifestyle and a pedestrian-friendly, amenities-rich environment...
  9. I have a feeling this version will actually fly....

    I have a feeling this version will actually fly. The odds are in its favour.

    Along with Oben Flats and the project slated for the south side of Queen East near Greenwood, there's some buzz...
  10. Niiiice. Bodes well for the project, don't it? ...

    Niiiice. Bodes well for the project, don't it?

    I wish 'em luck. Be great if the thing were to finally get finished and become occupied.
  11. The project as it currently stands, from the...

    The project as it currently stands, from the weekend:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/634123/KartelleMay17-14.png
  12. Looks great in that render. Certainly would...

    Looks great in that render. Certainly would brighten up that corner considerably.
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    The strip is gentrifying and I'm happy to see the...

    The strip is gentrifying and I'm happy to see the sidewalks thronging with ever-larger groups of people. In a way it reminds me of Queen West in the late 70s, particularly what the stretch between...
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    Couldn't agree more. It's a whole lot of carnival...

    Couldn't agree more. It's a whole lot of carnival showmanship while the same old shells are merely being shuffled around for the umpteenth time.
  15. What does that mean, exactly? What does Fletcher...

    What does that mean, exactly? What does Fletcher want for the area? Sounds pretty non-commital thus far.

    I suspect the group opposing this is the vocal minority. Most locals I've talked to about...
  16. Been awaiting that particular bit of news for a...

    Been awaiting that particular bit of news for a long time now. It was inevitable that this gem be purchased and bigger plans made for it. It'll be interesting to see what they do with the property...
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    Hey Tewder, if it's going to happen it's going to...

    Hey Tewder, if it's going to happen it's going to happen. Yeah, I like it as it is - so sue me. I'm just hoping it's not some overwrought monstrosity imposed on an already lovely, tranquil park....
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    Gotta agree with modern™ all the way here. I've...

    Gotta agree with modern™ all the way here. I've been visiting the park on an almost-weekly basis over the past six months and it's lovely as it is. Perhaps more love could be given to the park, as...
  19. Sorry I missed the meeting. 8 stories too high? A...

    Sorry I missed the meeting. 8 stories too high? A decade or two down the road I imagine those protests will seem rather quaint. The streetcar barns at Russell Yard and the gigantic mail sorting...
  20. Looks like a portal for a black hole. Such an...

    Looks like a portal for a black hole. Such an ugly, tacked-on thing.

    Yeah, it's blight, alright. But that's to be expected for Yonge Street.
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    RaccoonNation, earlier this week. ...

    RaccoonNation, earlier this week.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/634123/Trio-Apr28-14.png
  22. I'll believe it when I see it. This thing looks...

    I'll believe it when I see it. This thing looks like it's cursed. It should have been finished and populated a loooong time ago.
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    +10000% You go, Tabatha!

    +10000%

    You go, Tabatha!
  24. Oh no, I believe you... I'm sure there are plenty...

    Oh no, I believe you... I'm sure there are plenty of projects that have been rushed and done badly. More's the pity. It sucks when builders rush in for the profits and fail to carry out all the...
  25. Acoustics be damned. All I can say is that...

    Acoustics be damned. All I can say is that exposed brick (especially older brick) or a nicely done concrete wall tends to have a helluvalot more personality than any drywall, which is about as...
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