On yesterday's The National (November 19th) they did a piece on luxury hotels and condos, namely Trump, Shangri-la & The Ritz with a bit on a fellow who is a DOT.COM CEO that bought into Thompson Hotel. They listed sales for four of the sites, Shangri-la -$640M, Four Seasons - $675M, The Ritz - $310M and Trump at $210M. They also said that the penthouse at the Ritz sold recently for around $10M.
If you want to view the 5 minute piece the link is below, it's about at the 40-45 minute mark into the program
I assume those huge plant holders are dual purpose - plans and restricting car bombers (there's so many of those bombs going off in Toronto these days). If not I don't see why they'd make them so big. From the photo they look like solid cylindrical concrete blocks. I suppose they may look better when those concrete walkway barriers are gone and there's less concrete all around, but probably not.