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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  8. 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!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. I agree in principle that the street experience...

    I agree in principle that the street experience is important, but as an ideal to aspire to, a building's design in its totality should be equally crucial. If any given structure is to have dignity or...
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    Might not be such a bad move. That little stub...

    Might not be such a bad move. That little stub Pape above Gerrard, a low-grade commercial strip for the most part, has long been seedy and of little account. Put a building there with some height and...
  14. Why the pessimism? It's a big building with a lot...

    Why the pessimism? It's a big building with a lot of street frontage. It's a good bet that more than a single bank will go in.
  15. Considering that the site is right on the lake...

    Considering that the site is right on the lake and its enviable proximity to downtown, the proposed density does not surprise me. I would however like a closer look at the proposed tower and how it...
  16. Bring it on. That stretch of Queen could use the...

    Bring it on. That stretch of Queen could use the accompanying retail boost and it might spur on other positive developments in the immediate area. I'd still like to see the abandoned project at Pape...
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    Agreed. As it climbed it emerged from its boxy...

    Agreed. As it climbed it emerged from its boxy confines, became more elegant and pure. But the effect on the whole is jarring.
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    Points taken but the strains I was talking about...

    Points taken but the strains I was talking about regarding a mega-project like M-G have more to do with energy and sewage infrastructure than transit infrastructure - I should have clarified that....
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    But you see, I am not attaching transit...

    But you see, I am not attaching transit infrastructure to one development; you are the one drawing that false conclusion. I'm merely pointing out that every new residential tower adds to the...
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    Yep. Rinse and repeat, every electoral cycle.

    Yep. Rinse and repeat, every electoral cycle.
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    Same problem with public transit, really. Lack of...

    Same problem with public transit, really. Lack of political will and leadership to commit to long term, visionary projects. A chronic problem, where taxes are the perennial dirty word. Like we're...
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    I'm guessing density is a potential issue because...

    I'm guessing density is a potential issue because the city's infrastructure has been struggling to keep pace with the tremendous surge of growth in recent years, especially with regard to the core...
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    Yes. On that we agree, Tewder. As for Adam...

    Yes. On that we agree, Tewder.

    As for Adam Vaughn, what happens with him should be of little consequence for a project this colossal; I don't see it hinging on him by any means. His departure from...
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    Sure, passion's great. But dialogue is...

    Sure, passion's great. But dialogue is underrated, too. Passion coupled with impatience isn't necessarily the recipe for success.
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    What do you think?

    What do you think?
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