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St mikes had redevelopment plans from my understanding, but churches don’t exactly move quickly. Look at the condo Met United had approved for their parking lot, what, 15 years ago now?
 

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I look forward to seeing that lot right beside the Bond Hotel get developed. Aye yae yae.

I look forward to seeing the Bond Hotel get re-developed.

It's truly staggering the percentage of Toronto buildings that are functionally obsolete. Most of them were awful when they were new so it won't be a loss when they get demolished. We're 13 years into a construction boom and we're likely only a third the way there.... and that's just the downtown. Streets like the Queensway have practically nothing worth saving.
 
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I look forward to seeing that lot right beside the Bond Hotel get developed. Aye yae yae.

You can thank the tax breaks we offer to His Holiness for that: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90a31#BK2

Parking lots are considered "land used in connection" with a place of worship. Recent example: https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/d...ocompleteStr=2016 ONSC 1723&autocompletePos=1 at para 19.

Thus we have churches sitting on underutilized land with very limited carrying costs.

What happened to "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's"...
 

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The orange highlight at night is very nice. I'll try to get a good night shot, but it's hard to do it justice with a cellphone photo.
 

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