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❶ - E Condos - 8 Eglinton Ave E - Condo+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2017
Height - 196 m (58s), 123 m (38s); 854 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷ - 1 Eglinton Ave E - 1 Eglinton Ave E - Mixed Use (Retail, Condo, Office)
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 211 m (65s) ; 660 Units (Forum Thread)

❸ - 2221 Yonge Condos - 2221 Yonge St - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 56s; 560 Units. (Forum Thread)

❹ - Minto Midtown - 2181 Yonge St - Condo
Completed
Completion Date: 2008
Height - 160 m (52s), 118 m (37s) (Forum Thread)

❺ - Yonge Eglinton Centre Revitalization+Expansion - 2300 Yonge St - Office+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2016?
(Forum Thread)

❻ - Minto30Roe Condos - 30 Roehampton Avenue - Condo
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2016
Height - 34 Storeys; 397 Units. (Forum Thread)

❼ - Neon Condos - 58 Orchard View Boulevard - Condo
Completed!
Completion Date: 2015
Height - 20 Storeys; 218 Units. (Forum Thread)

❽ - 36-44 Eglinton Avenue West - 36-44 Eglinton Avenue West - Condo+Retail
Approved Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 48s (Forum Thread)

❾ - 90 Eglinton Ave W Condos - 90 Eglinton Ave W - Condo+Retail
Approved Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 29s; 247 Units. (Forum Thread)

❿ - Canada Square + Eglinton Station Bus Bays Redevelopment
Proposal Phase
Completion Date: N/A
(Forum Thread)

⓫ - Berwick, The - 60 Berwick Avenue - Condo+Public Space+Townhouse
Completed!
Completion Date: 2015
Height - 17 Storeys; 205 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓬ - Art Shoppe Condos - 2131 Yonge St - Condo+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 38s, 29s(Forum Thread)

⓭ - Republic Of Yonge And Eglinton Condos - 70 Roehampton Avenue - Condo
Completed!
Completion Date: 2010
Height - 27 and 24 Storeys. (Forum Thread)

⓮ - Madison, The - 101 Eglinton Av E - Condo+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2015
Height - 33, 30, and 8 Storeys; 260, 230, and 154 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓯ - The Eglinton - 161 Eglinton Ave E - Condo+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 34s; 444 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓰ - Whitehaus Condominiums - 2360 Yonge St - Condo+Retail
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 28s; 234 Units. (Forum Thread)
Note: 31-37 Helendale Ave project merged with Whitehaus Condominums (Old Database Page) (Forum Page)

⓱ - 150 Eglinton Ave E - 150 Eglinton Ave E - Mixed Use, (Retail, Office, Condo)
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 39s; 411 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓲ - Montgomery Square - 2384 Yonge St - Condo+Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 84 m (27s); 233 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓳ - Lillian Park - 45 Dunfield Ave - Rental
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 26s + 24s; 742 Units. (Forum Thread)

⓴ - Distinction Condos - 11 Lillian St - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 53 m (14s); 98 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❶ - 83 Redpath - 83 Redpath Ave - Condo
Completed
Completion Date: 2010
Height - 21s; 212 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❷ - 150 Redpath Condos - 151 Redpath Ave - Condo
Approved Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 434 ft (38s); 520 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❸ - 155 Redpath Condos - 155 Redpath Ave - Condo
Approved Phase
Completion Date: 2016
Height - 395 ft (34s); 446 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❹ - Allure Condos - 17 Glebe Road West - Condo+Retail
Completed
Completion Date: 2014
Height - 10s; 197 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❺ - 101 Erskine Condos - 101 Erskine Ave - Condo
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2015
Height - 32s; 421 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❻ - 299 Roehampton Ave - 299 Roehampton Ave - Rental
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2015
Height - 141 ft (14s); 431 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❼ - 1674-1684 Bayview - 1674-1684 Bayview Ave - Mixed Use (Condo, Rental, Retail)
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 9s; 200 Units. (Forum Thread)

❷❽ - Greenwood Collegiate School Expansion - 443 Mt Pleasant Rd - Institution
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 4s (Forum Thread)

❷❾ - CityLights Condos - 95 Broadway Ave - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 34s + 34s (Forum Thread)

❸⓿ - 55 Eglinton - 55 Eglinton Ave E - Condo, Retail
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 47s (Forum Thread)

❸❶ - MYC Merton Yonge Condos - 1815 Yonge St - Condo
Completed
Completion Date: 2014
Height - 24s (Forum Thread)

❸❷ - Sherwood at Huntington - 1900 Bayview Ave - Condo
Approved Phase
Completion Date: Spring, 2018
Height - 8s, 91 units (Forum Thread)

❸❸ - Balliol Park - 120 Balliol St - Rental
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 91 m (30s), 45 m (14s) ; 342 and 180 Units. (Forum Thread)

❸❹ - Life Condos - 68 Merton St - Condos
Construction Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 13s, 149 Units. (Forum Thread)

❸❺ - Old Davisville LCBO - 1945 Yonge St - ???
N/A Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - N/A (Forum Thread)

❸❻ - 2444 Yonge - 2444 Yonge St - Retail
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 27 metres (5s) (Forum Thread)

❸❼ - Sunnybrook Plaza Redevelopment - 600 Eglinton Ave E - Condo+Retail
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 13s + 19s (Forum Thread)

❸❽ - Whole Foods Midtown - 1850 Bayview Avenue - Retail
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2015
Height - (Forum Thread)

❸❾ - 939 Eglinton Ave - 939 Eglinton Avenue E - Mixed Use (Condo, Office, Retail)
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 7s + 4 more buildings up to 29s (Forum Thread)

❹⓿ - Leaside SmartCentre - 939 Eglinton Avenue E - Retail
Completed
Completion Date: 2013
Height - many structures > 3s (Forum Thread)

❹❶ - Vivere - 65 Lillian St - Rental
Completed
Completion Date: 2009
Height - 10s (141 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❷ - 117-127 Broadway Ave - 117-127 Broadway Ave - Condo, Rental
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 115 m 35s (1036 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❸ - 146-150 Laird Drive - 146-150 Laird Drive - Retirement Space
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 8s + 7s (284 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❹ - Upper House Condos - 25 Malcolm Rd - Condo, Townhouses
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2016
Height - 7s (74 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❺ - 18 Brownlow, 174-200 Soudan, 71-73 Redpath - 200 Soudan - Rental
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 22s + 17s (463 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❻ - 3-5 Southvale Dr - 3-5 Southvale Drive - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 33 m (8s) ; (98 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❼ - Scenic On Eglinton - 35 Brian Peck Crescent - Condo
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2016
Height - 18s+16s+12s (316, 217, 146 units) (Forum Thread)

❹❽ - 73-79 Keewatin Ave - 73-79 Keewatin Ave - Condo
Construction Phase
Completion Date: 2017
Height - 8s (Forum Thread)

❹❾ - Alaska Condos - 2779 Yonge Street - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 10s (Forum Thread)

❺⓿ - J. Davis House - 1 Belsize Drive - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: 2017
Height - 9s ; (191 units) (Forum Thread)

❺❶ - 223 Redpath Ave - 223 Redpath Ave - Condo, Rental
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 34s ; (329 units) (Forum Thread)

❺❷ - 2851 Yonge St - 2851 Yonge St - Rental
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 8s ; (49 units) (Forum Thread)

❺❸ - Future Shop Site - 2400 Yonge Street - Condo?
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - ??? (Forum Thread)

❺❹ - 18-30 Erskine Ave - 18-30 Erskine Ave - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 35s (300 units) (Forum Thread)

❺❺ - Sherwood Park Modern Towns - 200-214 Keewatin Avenue - Townhouses
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 3s (80 units) (Forum Thread)

❺❻ - Sherwood at Huntington - 1900 Bayview Ave - Condo
Application Phase
Completion Date: N/A
Height - 8s (91 units) (Forum Thread)
 
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The Yonge and Eg thread is too specific to that intersection and the nearby retail so how about a thread for the whole Midtown area of Toronto? Let's discuss the rapid growth and intensification of this lovely part of the city and communally yell at the downtowners for thinking we are some suburb :mad: and at the suburbanites for clogging the Yonge line by the time it arrives at Eglinton station! ;)

So what exactly are the boundaries of Midtown? Midtown is a comparatively newer re-branding as before amalgamation it was divided between the northern part of the old city of Toronto as well as parts of North York, York and East York as well. With amalgamation these borders were erased and now these areas find relevance with each other as Midtown and through economic centers along Yonge between St. Clair and Lawrence than with their old municipalities. Naturally this results in rather ambiguous borders. I myself consider Bayview to be the eastern border of Midtown, between it and Leaside. What are your thoughts?
Thanks for starting this thread! Now I have an excuse to talk about our neighbourhood without hijacking every other thread :)

We aren't a post-war suburb, which is what some people mean when they say "suburbs", we are a streetcar suburb, which is a much better thing to be in my opinion.

For those who aren't familiar with the term, streetcar suburbs not places that currently have streetcar service (many were replaced by buses or subways), they are early suburbs that were developed around the new streetcar lines built around the city, allowing people to live farther than ever before from the downtown core. This is before cars were popularized, and often before streets were paved.

In fact a large part of what we consider to be "downtown Toronto" are streetcar suburbs: The Annex, Yonge St from St Clair to Lawrence, the Danforth, Bloor West, St. Clair West, areas East & West in downtown.

Characteristics of streetcar suburbs:
-grid pattern streets that are narrow & have trees. no cul-de-sac's or what we call suburban street patterns
-houses on narrow lots, so much denser than post-car suburbs, smaller houses & yards
-houses with no garages, sometimes no driveways, since cars were not popular
-commercial "main streets" with narrow storefronts along the streets with the streetcar (like Bloor, Yonge, College)
-usually very walkable and transit accessible

I actually took a class on Toronto's architecture and did my project on the history of what we're calling "midtown" now. There were three nodes of small villages at Davisville, Broadway/Montgomery and Lawrence Park. The Starbucks at Davisville is still the original building that was there back when that area was first settled, it was the store & post office of John Davis. The three towns formed a larger town called "North Toronto", and there was a streetcar line running down Yonge St. Eventually North Toronto joined Toronto since it needed better utilities & transit.

There was actually a battle that took place just north of Yonge & Eglinton:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Montgomery's_Tavern
 
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Oh yeah and for borders, I'd go with Yonge Blvd (the old Toronto's northern border), Avenue to Bayview, and maybe Mt Pleasant Cemetery in the south, since I think Yonge & St Clair is its own area.
 

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Nice write-up. That definitely helps establish context to why our part of the city is the way it is and not like the post-war suburbs.

Yonge Blvd seems a little far north than what I typically think of. Lawrence/things north of Sherwood&Blythwood Park itself seems like a stretch. And thus the controversy begins. :D

What do you think of Forest Hill and Deer Park? They alongside with Leaside are pretty nearby. Depends overall how large are we defining Midtown Toronto as; is it a neighborhood or a whole region or subsection of the city?
 

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Check this out:
http://www.blogto.com/city/2012/05/what_yonge_and_eglinton_used_to_look_like/
You get to see the now-abandoned bus bays with trolley-buses.
I've seen this before linked on reddit, one thing that gets me everytime though is how the bus terminal has remained unchanged in all this time.

Speaking of which, it lies on a potentially very valuable piece of land near Yonge and Eglinton and its lease with the TTC is up soon making it biddable by developers and surely an attractive spot for development. It will be interesting what happens there, I hope it is more office towers. Yonge and Eg needs office development in addition to condos if we want to make the intersection a hub comparable to downtown.
 

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Nice write-up. That definitely helps establish context to why our part of the city is the way it is and not like the post-war suburbs.

Yonge Blvd seems a little far north than what I typically think of. Lawrence/things north of Sherwood&Blythwood Park itself seems like a stretch. And thus the controversy begins. :D

What do you think of Forest Hill and Deer Park? They alongside with Leaside are pretty nearby. Depends overall how large are we defining Midtown Toronto as; is it a neighborhood or a whole region or subsection of the city?
Yeah I find history fascinating when it explains the way things are now. If you're interested in the history of the suburbs and how various transit technologies changed the way cities were built in North America, I'd recommend "The Geography of Nowhere" by Kunstler (it's a depressing read though). I wish there was a class on the history of transit but so far I haven't seen one. If you're interested in the history in the area, I think the place is the Northern District library's local history section. I don't think there is much online. The North Toronto historical society can have interesting free talks sometimes, but if you're under 30 like me, be prepared to be the youngest person there :).

Yeah, there are some nice restaurants & coffee shops up there north of Lawrence so I included it :). Lawrence Park is definitely it's own neighbourhood as well though.

I walked around Forest Hill for the first time I think last summer and was amazed. I feel like you definitely know you're in Forest Hill when you're in it. You've got sculpted bushes, fountains, sports cars and security cameras everywhere, it's unbelievable. The houses are quite different too, even the more modest ones. There is barely anyone walking around and due to the security & fences, you feel unwelcome. The restaurants near or in Forest Hill on Eglinton and St Clair look really nice, but I haven't really tried them yet. Some of the restaurants and the area has recently become famous because Drake the rapper went to high school & lived there. I was hoping that Yitz's would be good, but the smoked meat sandwich is definitely not as good as Caplansky's. It's also amazing how the character completely changes again once you cross Allen Rd and you're in Eglinton West, little Jamaica.

Leaside, I like Bayview's commercial street. I hope the big-box stores are re-developed, which I think they will be after the LRT is completed. Although, I admit I have shopped there :). To me, it's too far from the subway, I prefer to be within walking distance. The ravine & parks in the area are great.

What do you think?
 

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I've seen this before linked on reddit, one thing that gets me everytime though is how the bus terminal has remained unchanged in all this time.

Speaking of which, it lies on a potentially very valuable piece of land near Yonge and Eglinton and its lease with the TTC is up soon making it biddable by developers and surely an attractive spot for development. It will be interesting what happens there, I hope it is more office towers. Yonge and Eg needs office development in addition to condos if we want to make the intersection a hub comparable to downtown.
They (our councillor Matlow) are pushing for a park or some form of public space, which would be nice. Condo developers give money to the city in order to build more floors for each proposal, and I think that a lot of the recent ones that were approved near the area had money committed to creating a park or something public there. I know there's Eglinton Park, but it's far removed from the vibrant intersection.

The main problem with the square that was there earlier was that it was designed to repel people rather than attract them and get them to stay. They could've easily made it friendlier by putting more trees, food vendors and seating & tables. The same thing happened in midtown Manhattan when the city forced office developers to build public squares. They made boring concrete squares with no where to sit. I bet anything that if chairs, tables, and some food vendors were put there, tons more people would've used it.

Having said that, I'm hoping the new glass cube's rooftop patio will be nice, it will certainly be nicer since it has places to sit and trees on it. The thing I'm worried about is that it will be difficult to get to. It should also give some great views regardless :)

The bus bays will be used to extract the tunnel machines, so it will be a construction zone probably for the next 6 years. The middle of the street will be dug up as well for the station construction. Worth it though!
 

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Thanks for creating this thread. Now I have a place to complain about lack of coffee choices and local issues without disrupting threads!
 

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So what exactly are the boundaries of Midtown? Midtown is a comparatively newer re-branding as before amalgamation it was divided between the northern part of the old city of Toronto as well as parts of North York, York and East York as well. With amalgamation these borders were erased and now these areas find relevance with each other as Midtown and through economic centers along Yonge between St. Clair and Lawrence than with their old municipalities. Naturally this results in rather ambiguous borders. I myself consider Bayview to be the eastern border of Midtown, between it and Leaside. What are your thoughts?
Ahh good 'ol "midtown." You're right in that there really isn't a clearly defined boundary as to what most people consider as midtown. Personally, I tend to associate neighborhoods as midtown if they fall more or less within: Bathurst as the western border, Bayview as the eastern border, Bloor as the southern border and roughly Lawrence as the northern border.
 

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Ahh good 'ol "midtown." You're right in that there really isn't a clearly defined boundary as to what most people consider as midtown. Personally, I tend to associate neighborhoods as midtown if they fall more or less within: Bathurst as the western border, Bayview as the eastern border, Bloor as the southern border and roughly Lawrence as the northern border.
If we only consider Leaside to be the area between Bayview and Laird (discounting Thorncliffe Park) then I would consider including Leaside in Midtown as well, if we are going for that large a definition of Midtown.

Dunno, Leaside being part of East York always felt strange to me. I get it is because Leaside was a village-town originally and it amalgamated with East York but to me East York has always been the area east and south of the Don River, the Danforth, Leslieville, The Beaches etc.
 

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They (our councillor Matlow) are pushing for a park or some form of public space, which would be nice. Condo developers give money to the city in order to build more floors for each proposal, and I think that a lot of the recent ones that were approved near the area had money committed to creating a park or something public there. I know there's Eglinton Park, but it's far removed from the vibrant intersection.

The main problem with the square that was there earlier was that it was designed to repel people rather than attract them and get them to stay. They could've easily made it friendlier by putting more trees, food vendors and seating & tables. The same thing happened in midtown Manhattan when the city forced office developers to build public squares. They made boring concrete squares with no where to sit. I bet anything that if chairs, tables, and some food vendors were put there, tons more people would've used it.

Having said that, I'm hoping the new glass cube's rooftop patio will be nice, it will certainly be nicer since it has places to sit and trees on it. The thing I'm worried about is that it will be difficult to get to. It should also give some great views regardless :)

The bus bays will be used to extract the tunnel machines, so it will be a construction zone probably for the next 6 years. The middle of the street will be dug up as well for the station construction. Worth it though!
Definitely there needs to be significant public space or a park in the area. The TTC owns the land and I've read that already the City is not happy that the site is in such an eyesore and the TTC has made no effort to at least put up temporary walls to hide it. Typical Toronto - no regard for the appearance of the city.
 

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At the very least it should've been made into a parking lot in the mean time.

At least then it would be both an eyesore and serve functionality instead of being a complete waste of space.
I'm not expert but from my reading of this article:
http://transit.toronto.on.ca/subway/5305.shtml
there are structural issues, maybe that would prevent anyone from using it.

If we were able to use the space I'd prefer they set up food trucks or something than a parking lot. They could've moved the farmer's market there for example, if it were safe to use.

At this point, there isn't a point to using the space since it will be used for the tunnel construction very soon.
http://www.blogto.com/city/2013/04/whats_happening_with_the_eglinton_station_bus_bays/
 

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