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Recent content by TJ O'Pootertoot

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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    "Luxury Park" is stupid and who knows where this guy is coming from and why... But in answer to your question: -Because it's very expensive; -Because the City does not have deep enough pockets to build it with the funds and tools currently at its disposal. Especially given how this current...
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Ha - it's hard to get the subtler jokes across on a forum post :)
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    All due respect, you should go to Wikipedia, for starters, and read about the budget for Millennium Park and who paid for it. SPOILER: It wasn't cheap or under budget or entirely paid for by the municipality, which didn't own the air rights. But having lived my whole life in and around Toronto...
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Actually, there was an Active Green+Ross attached to the front of Sears and that's what's being torn down there. Sears is the mall bit that's still very much there. Recognizing that not everyone would have known that, I stand by the joke, despite being forced to explain it.
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Looks more like an IN-active Green+Ross. Right? Right?
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    Thanks for looking that up! I look forward to seeing the City's strategy for paying it. Maybe it'll all make sense once they lay it out but given how things have been in flux with Sections 37 and 42, given what's already in the kitty and given the City's longstanding reluctance to use even the...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    Even if you're right about the impacts of the new CBC (which I don't think is certain), Section 42 money is not remotely enough to cover the cost. Someone out there might have the exact numbers but I believe the entirety of the City's Section 42 stash would cover something like 10% of the costs...
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Hey, you buried the lede: The new Tim Horton's is bumping too. 🙄
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Of course, the redevelopment will all be starting on the east side of the mall (this is the west) but they'll get there eventually.
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    From Jennifer Pagliaro at the Star, a letter from Craft outlining what they want for the Air Rights. This will all get exciting before it's said and done, I'm sure.
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    Exciting news from York Region. I expect @ShonTron and others will be very excited :) ALL CAPS!! A NEW PENGUIN!
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    No one has said they don't want the park. No one looks at the renderings (at least speaking for myself) and says, "I don't want this!" or "Parks are worthless!" or "Tourists will never come here!" or anything like that. My criticism is not of the idea but of the process. And the parks you list...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    You're making a political argument, definitely not a legal one. As a "notion," all you're doing is adding adjectives.. If the government wants to seize the house in which you live to build a park or a highway or something else, what you're using it for or its development potential is not...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    And what makes you think THAT aspect is a foreign concept? You say "aggressive attempt to extract value," and I say that if they are the legal landowners, they have every right to do so. If they're not... less so. I hope/assume it's somewhere back on this thread but my recollection is that...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    Not to the extent that the point is they want to build a park I think most of us agree is a good idea, but they neither own the land upon which they want to put it and nor do they have a solid estimate of what it will cost. The example is obviously a bit of hyperbole - Rail Deck Park isn't...

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