1366 Yonge | 135m | 41s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

WislaHD

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I much prefer what’s there now. It’s nice to have some texture and playfulness, unlike the monolithic proposal.
Fully agreed. This is one of the nicest buildings to walk along this stretch of Yonge Street. The mid-rise built-form, ornamental buildings, and restaurant patios provide one of the most "European" street aesthetics in the city. I don't care if it is inauthentic PoMo or not, it achieves the desired effect of making me feel proud of walking through this city.

To replace that with this architectural dreck is unfortunate.
 

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That said, the industry is extremely taxed for labour supply and I'm not convinced that if you abolished zoning entirely tomorrow we would see a material increase in unit construction.
Maybe true. Let's find out by opening the regulatory taps. I think we will see the market respond. The idea that we shouldn't try to fix one part of the problem, because another part of the problem might still remain, doesn't make sense to me. You have to attack the problem from all angles until it is under control. That includes making it legal to build apartments in more places again.
 

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