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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    @AlexBozikovic has a column on all this in today's Globe and Mail. It is currently not paywalled. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-ontario-place-is-going-private-and-thats-a-problem/ I think it would be fair to say he is not an enthusiastic support of the...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    I appreciate the question (sincerely); and would argue that neither the City or the Province are in fact tight on the cash-side, except by choice. The Province had, pre-pandemic, an annual budget of over 150B. It also just under-spent, its projected spending for the last fiscal year by several...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    I would think a casino is rather unlikely. But otherwise agree.
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    Toronto | U of T: Centre for Civilizations, Cultures, and Cities | 42.75m | 9s | U of T | DS + R

    Far too emphatic a statement; don't confuse your preferences with fact, please.
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Hmmm. At first blush, the most recent stats I can are from 2018. They put Toronto at the #53 most visited City by international visitors in the world. Bucharest was #81; 2 full years after the Therme facility opened. Its only been open since 2016. That list is from here...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Excellent work! Very much appreciated. I'm not going to copy/paste the Front Page article linked above, its very much worth a read! That said........I will highlight this bit: The government is also talking with the Ontario Science Centre about creating "science-related tourism and...
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    PM Justin Trudeau's Canada

    This issue is odd here. I'm emphatically pro-choice; I do see the problem in terms of limited access in NB, in that the service (abortion) is only offered in 2 urban regions (Moncton, and Bathurst). The clinic in question is in Fredericton which is about 150km from Moncton. For an adult...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    I haven't seen the price point info yet; do you have a link for that? ***** Also, interestingly, Wet and Wild is also on publicly owned land that was never intended to be a private amusement park. At least Canada's Wonderland bought their own land. **** I need to step away; too much time on...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Perhaps not so much, except, it was relatively unique for its time (there was no Cinesphere (IMAX) anywhere else as an example. It was publicly owned and operated. The price was set based on it being non-profit was broadly affordable. Admission in 1971 was $1; and $1.50 for adults in 1972...
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    Toronto | Carlyle Condos | 131.53m | 39s | Aoyuan | BDP Quadrangle

    Excellent work there PE!
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    I'll grant, as somone who can't stand the heat, and would much rather jaunt around Europe than a tropical island............I'm not un-biased in thinking this is not that attractive an idea to many. Be that as it may; this is not going to be operated as a public service. The Therme park near...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    'Daytrip' tourism isn't all that profitable, if someone invests $100 at a day attraction and some gas money then goes home; from an economic benefits case point of view, I'm not sure that works out well. I'd hasten to add, the requirement in my mind, IF we were applying this metric is would...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Aside from the fact I don't agree w/your premise that these lands must be tourist-centric on a grand-scale............... I would also add, I don't see adding a waterpark/spa which is conceptually similar to a dozen more around the world as a particularly useful feature if that was your goal...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    LOL, that wasn't ferocious attack mode............ just mild exasperation. **** I would oppose removing Cinesphere and the Pods, and of course the space needs washrooms and concessions/restos amongst other things. But that can be in service of a very park-like setting.
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    Kensington Market

    I'm afraid that what Kensington once was is largely gone. Its an outdoor hipster food market now. I don't completely lament this............ I like Sanagan's, I liked Moo Frites, I like several of the spots there...... Also, I'm old enough to remember the live chickens being butchered to...

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