Could be - or it could be that the city of Toronto is unusually unfocused in its building policy.
I would rather the city develop some stronger architectural policies (aesthetics, design, public domain) rather than simply focusing on density.
The city approves the most mundane, unattractive buildings imaginable yet feels it has achieved something simply by limiting density.
Does it limit Density? With densities here already exceeding those in any other Canadian City or Montreal, on a city-wide basis; downtown Toronto density ranges from 20,000 per km2 to over 43000.
That's among the highest in the world.
How much more would be enough to please you?
You don't suppose there might be other considerations at play, like minimum separation distances so you're not staring into your neighbours window, and maybe periodically see sunshine.
Shadowing, not only ensuring people access to sun, but trees, so the ground isn't hopelessly sterile.
The practical limitations of infrastructure. Have you noticed any congestion in Toronto? Any overcrowded schools?
The obsession you have with unlimited height and density is just too much to take.
No one here is arguing for a 10-storey height cap, nor 20, nor 30..............
Downtown Toronto already exceeds the average density of Manhattan, where population density is 25,000 per km2 and change.
It's likely to substantially exceed Manhattan's number based on current and projected approvals over the next 20 years.
There is no disagreeing that aesthetics of some proposals could be better; but Toronto has no legislative authority in this area, so the point is moot.