"Rumoured" being the keyword. Oxford seemed to be the most cautious developer. This is their third proposal for 100 Adelaide west over the past decade and still no shovel in the ground. Hopefully the current climate in Toronto will give then the confidence to build all of these proposals.
Actually the race would be when the application gets submitted and when the guidelines get approved. Once an application is submitted it's evaluated based on the policy in place on that day, and future changes in policy don't affect it. And even if the guidelines were approved by Council, they do have the power to approve something that doesn't entirely conform to it.I would think that since they have already been approved (not to mention are already under construction), they would be grandfathered out of the Tall Building Guidelines, which I assume would only apply to buildings approved after the Guidelines come into effect.
So I guess it's a race between approval of this project (and any other tall buildings in the pipeline), and approval of the Guidelines.
Wow, I didn't realize that Paris wasn't a city. Apparently Madrid and St. Petersburg aren't either. They had me fooled all this time!We live in a city. Tall buildings are EXPECTED. Move to Milton!
60 Harbour/30 Bay is /was rumoured to be the other supertall proposal.
We can only hope. Of course, there is always the OMB which has the power to override the Tall Building Guidelines if they are enacted -- but wait, many people on this site want the OMB abolished as well!
Wow, I didn't realize that Paris wasn't a city. Apparently Madrid and St. Petersburg aren't either. They had me fooled all this time!
I agree that 50 Bloor is perfectly appropriate for an 80+ storey building. But the argument that cities automatically equal skyscrapers and if you don't like a proposal you should move the the country is ridiculous.
I agree that Yorkville is different from those cities, that's why I said this site is appropriate for a skyscraper. But Yorkville is still very close to low rise neighbourhoods and the placement of new skyscrapers has to be carefully evaluated.I understand how his brashness would illicit such a response, but Yorkville is not comparable to the general form of any of those cities. Furthermore, with the exception of St. Petersburg, those cities are not devoid of skyscrapers. Paris has 13 500ft+ buildings with 3 more under construction. For comparison, up until 2005 Toronto only had 10. Madrid has 5 over 500ft and 4 of those are above 700ft. Which is 1 less 700ft'er than Toronto had just 4 years ago. Clearly tall buildings have been excepted in certain localize area's of those cities, much like how they are in Yorkville.