I don't know when such silly comments became popular. I can't help letting it out.
Toronto is very, very sparsely populated where 95% of its land is dominated by 2-3 story wooden houses. Even a 20 story building will stand out at central corners such as Bathurst/Dundas or Queen/Jarvis.
Manhattan has 125+ blocks of mid (6+) and highrises, with very very few 2-3 story super skinny wooden single family houses Toronto is famous for.
In general, the current Toronto bears more resemblance with Queens or Brooklyn, than with Manhattan. Yes, we have a "financial district" where skyscrapers dominate, but it takes like 5 minutes to walk away from it into the rest of the flat city.
I think it is too early to say Toronto is being "Manhattanized". We are simply being modernized. It won't be one third of Manhattan even if the current boom last for another 20 years non-stopping.
Is it me, or it is fair to say Toronto and Manhattan has very very little in common? Even Manhattan's relatively unfamous First Ave is so much more grander than Bloor or University Ave.
I am sure many will say "we don't want to be Manhattan" etc. yep, of course, nobody wants that kind of ultimate urban vibrancy and street life. How aweful is that.