8 Elm | 217.85m | 68s | Reserve Properties | IBI Group

UtakataNoAnnex

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 5, 2020
Messages
3,574
Reaction score
4,689
Some people can't take a joke! ?
I find the "comedy" a bit weird in my 2 years or so of quietly lurking here...not to say that mine is any better though. I still enjoy your building update diagrams Mr. Contra, for what that's worth. :)
 

AlbertC

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
17,953
Reaction score
41,799
Location
Davenport
Hmm, interesting...so this redevelopment opportunity remains on the For Sale market since approximately March 2020 until now. Makes ya think if Pemberton were ever serious about building out this lot or just in it for the zone 'n flip.
 

Urban-Affair

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 18, 2007
Messages
2,216
Reaction score
1,029
Location
Toronto-Zurich-Lausanne
Source: Novae Res Urbis Toronto - Sept 18, 2020

1600707934771.png
 

Northern Light

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
18,795
Reaction score
43,099
Location
Toronto/EY
As per this post from @Davidackerman


Citing in said post The QTM Investment Report 2020

8 Elm is part of a land assembly by Pemberton that also includes 354A and 356 Yonge

I have taken an image from TOMaps to reflect the area of the parcels:

1614275094053.png


Below, from Streetview is the Yonge Street frontage of 354A and 356 (McDs)
1614275223912.png
 

Big Daddy

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
1,784
Reaction score
322
Location
El Toro
Yet it's worth noting that unchecked growth without matching infrastructure to support it (like, ferinstance, mass transit) is also unsustainable.

Yes, but if we stick with that plan, they shouldn't build another building downtown since T.O. is absolutely unable to build transit.
 

Lenser

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Dec 7, 2011
Messages
3,034
Reaction score
3,456
Location
Leslieville
I think negative views like that don't help matters. They're building transit, albeit in a manner that's dog-slow and weighted down by crippling bureaucracy and political interference.
 

Bjays92

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Messages
1,101
Reaction score
2,932
Location
Cambridge Ontario
I think negative views like that don't help matters. They're building transit, albeit in a manner that's dog-slow and weighted down by crippling bureaucracy and political interference.
There's reason to be negative though. Sure toronto isnt Atlanta but I've been to many cities around the world and Toronto has possibly the worst transit infrastructure of any city I've seen. Certainly of this size and global stature.

I mean it wasn't even that long ago that we didnt have the subway extending north to Vaughan.

This city should have 2 to 3 the amount of subway rails it does right now at least. A much wider ranging lrt system (that is improving) better bus service.

That's not to mention the need to interconnect cities in the region. No HSR, no quick direct connections from places like KW area, even Mississauga you pretty much have to take a crummy bus route from MCC to union station. It's almost appalling how bad it is.

With that said, yes they are improving it, but I'd much prefer them focusing on intercity transit options than the presumable billions they're spending on the nightmare that is widening the 401 from Homer Watson to Hurontairo.
 

interchange42

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
25,722
Reaction score
29,356
Location
by the Humber
There's reason to be negative though. Sure toronto isnt Atlanta but I've been to many cities around the world and Toronto has possibly the worst transit infrastructure of any city I've seen. Certainly of this size and global stature.

I mean it wasn't even that long ago that we didnt have the subway extending north to Vaughan.

This city should have 2 to 3 the amount of subway rails it does right now at least. A much wider ranging lrt system (that is improving) better bus service.

That's not to mention the need to interconnect cities in the region. No HSR, no quick direct connections from places like KW area, even Mississauga you pretty much have to take a crummy bus route from MCC to union station. It's almost appalling how bad it is.

With that said, yes they are improving it, but I'd much prefer them focusing on intercity transit options than the presumable billions they're spending on the nightmare that is widening the 401 from Homer Watson to Hurontairo.
The topic of this thread is 8 Elm—at the corner of Elm and Yonge streets—and not the entirety of mass transportation in the Golden Horseshoe. Any further posts on that topic in this thread will be deleted and people will go on holiday.

42
 

Top