Bang on.Until it becomes easier to propose and approve mid-rise in terms of a loosening by Planning of their demand that projects follow the Mid-Rise Guidelines to the letter (which is not how they were originally intended to be used and / or implemented), you're not going to see the explosion of mid-rise across the city that many would like. And with land values only increasing as current owners want to get their 'piece of the pie', I'd expect that new mid rise proposals will become fewer, not more.
For example, the three quotes below are taken from the 146-150 Laird Drive decision and illustrate precisely why it's so difficult and, unpalatable to propose mid-rise buildings in Toronto. Highly recommended reading for anyone questioning the importance of the OMB in the planning regime we currently have to deal with:
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