It's not that the City is "allowing" or "encouraging" this type of growth on downtown Yonge, without a solid planning framework speculators can buy up groups of properties, bundle them and sell them off to the highest bidder to put up these buildings. The other problem is the OMB, does Vancouver have a Provincial appeals body that most often over-rules City Planners? I don't know. I was sure the North Downtown Yonge Planning Framework was ready to go and be adapted by Council late fall, but I don't think it has yet. Once it is it will hopefully give the City more control over what is built.
“Our roads are not here for automobiles. Our roads are here for people to get around.” - Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City - July 10, 2012
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