I have worked in the development industry / planning profession for nearly 20 years and I have literally never once heard anyone in the development industry or in planning or the architecture profession ever use the term "supertall".
I have however seen it obsessed over on urban toronto...
Call me crazy, but I'd suggest that arguably the most important residential development (architecturally) in the history of Toronto is Bjarke Ingels King project by Westbank.... not exactly tall (but still very dense). It is the kind of building that is a game changer for a city, will attract...
Other then Absolute, which was well executed, everything else you have said is pure nonsense - but if mid-range IBI designed towers between a mall & 8-lane suburban thoroughfare are what get you excited so be it.
This is ridiculous.... just a list of some of the top international architects with active projects in Toronto right now:
Foster + Partners
Bjarke Ingels Group: BIG
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Saucier + Perrote
The project design was neither "finished" nor "handed off" to Great Gulf when they took over the project - in fact it was far from it. Great Gulf has retained Gehry as the architect and he and his team have been leading the design/architectural process for the past couple of years from the...
Either way, once the all the SPA details are made public this will be over 300. My point is that cities are experienced in real-life, not lists on computers or arbitrary measures like "super tall"; but for those that obsess over that specific terminology there are other things coming they can...
"Municipal Land Transfer Tax"
"Ontario Land Transfer Tax"
There are plenty of taxes being collected from development by municipal and provincial/federal governments to fund infrastructure.