Vehemently disagree that most new buildings in Manhattan are skyscrapers. Walk around the West Village and Chelsea and the majority of new buildings are thoughtful infill that are under 20 stories.at Spadina I can jump on the 1 or 2 line and a streetcar line... If pape ever gets a DRL I will agree 42 stories will make sense... All of manhatten is not skyscraper but almost anything new in Manhatten is skyscraper. Anyways in my mind it isnt that its on a subway line which makes it 42 floor worthy its because its on 2 subway lines.
As for the rest of the danforth and bloor I dont understand why there isnt more midrise versus 2 and three floor buildings.. Hopefully the new building codes encourage more development in this area.
Toronto is so f'ing manic when it comes to construction, the only type of density we know how to do is 40 story buildings.