Steveve...I'm totally impressed! Well done! I hope all the idiots that have criticized you in the past and have never taken on something so ambitious, see what you've done and get reconstructive surgery at a discount when their "mouthy" jaws break on their computer desks when they fall open! LOL. Congrats on your accomplishment.
"the city hall model is definitely more polished and larger, but it's dated and needs updating. and it's been sitting there for years. I'd like to see the city built a newer model (like the one in chicago) with present to future buildings"
Great work steveve.
I've got a better idea if this truly interests you. Why don't you come up with a budget and go down to city hall with your model and pitch them to pay you to build and continuously update a new city model to set up at city hall. Be ambitious with the scope and scale of the project. Since you would be updating the model you could approach developers and construction firms and industry organizations to contribute money in order to get their name on the project.
Oh, and don't forget to include a big urbantoronto logo on it in exchange for money and a continuous stream of useful updates and project information.
I was reading an article on the model they have at city hall. With the right funding they can make a new/updated one. that's what happened in chicago with their model. it turned out to be epic... beyond epic.
I wish toronto one day will get this kinda treatment: