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Oh yep, that is some nice lowrise density.

That podium is going to double in height with the tower being double that again. Not so lowrise.
 

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That podium is going to double in height with the tower being double that again. Not so lowrise.
I understand that. But I was actually referring to it as it stands right now. So maybe I should have said, "Oh yeah, right now that's some nice lowrise density. Though this won't always be the case; not because lowrise density isn't nice, but because it won't always be nice lowrise density."

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First post for 2017. Happy New Year all!

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I love how this is completing the streetwall and bringing some definition to the intersection.

Was thinking exactly that as I strode past St. James Cathedral (of which residents here will have an incredible view) the other day. I think it should also bring northward some more foot traffic, which would be great.
 

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Why does the east side of the Financial District feel so... weird? It's not bad... but it's not good and successful either. It's hard to explain, does anyone else get the same feeling?
 

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Why does the east side of the Financial District feel so... weird? It's not bad... but it's not good and successful either. It's hard to explain, does anyone else get the same feeling?

Assuming you mean "the area that roughly borders the east side of the financial district" and not "everything east of the financial district", I sort of agree, though that obviously ceases to be true as soon as you hit St. Lawrence proper.

I think developments like this, 88 Scott, Yonge + Rich, and a few others (including some already completed) are changing that, though.
 

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For a long time the city seemed to fade away as on went East (downtown) and it is still somewhat true today. It was and still is an area that has the most sketchy corners (Sherbourne/Queen/Dundas.Queen/Jarvis. Shuter/Jarvis. Dundas/Church.Jarvis/Gerrard ) and less reason to venture into because unless one lives there or has to drive through there's no reason to go there. It's getting better but is still pretty yucky.
 

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Assuming you mean "the area that roughly borders the east side of the financial district" and not "everything east of the financial district", I sort of agree, though that obviously ceases to be true as soon as you hit St. Lawrence proper.

I think developments like this, 88 Scott, Yonge + Rich, and a few others (including some already completed) are changing that, though.
Yeah, but I'm not sure what area he's referring to--strictly, east of the Financial District is anything north of the Esplanade and south of, say, Queen. Since the St. Lawrence Market area is pretty gold, I I'm not sure what area is being referred to. The 'upper' east side--anything north of Queen--is obviously rough.
 

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