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I didn't realize this was already starting. That's awesome. I've wanted to see this lot go for ages. It's such a key location.

As for the Bay St. comments, I actually like walking down Bay St. It's not too busy, there's a decent canyon, and it feels very big city. I take it over Yonge almost every time.
 

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I think we can all agree that whatever was there before, was probably better than a parking lot.

Indeed it was better than a parking lot. It was the Sam The Record Man warehouse. Lots of great music passed through there over the years.
 

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Here is a photo from the City of Toronto Archives as to what used to be on the site. We continue to see more and more building foundations/random debris exposed as they continue to dig under the parking lot surface.
 

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I didn't realize this was already starting. That's awesome. I've wanted to see this lot go for ages. It's such a key location.

As for the Bay St. comments, I actually like walking down Bay St. It's not too busy, there's a decent canyon, and it feels very big city. I take it over Yonge almost every time.

Yes, Bay is the most solid canyon in the city, from what I can tell. If it only had remotely-decent/consistent retail, and a bit less R.O.C.P.-like, Mississauga-esque architecture, it would be my favourite street.
 

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The studio space in the Ryerson School of Urban & Regional Planning would definitely have a great view of this (until it's completely blocked by this building, that is).

That's where our construction photos are coming from. We are enjoying the view while we still can!
 

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The George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (Engineering Building) has a great view of the site for now. Eventually that building will be in the shade which is quite unfortunate.

I didn't realize this was already starting. That's awesome. I've wanted to see this lot go for ages. It's such a key location.
Work started early November. Initially it was covering the windows of the building beside it to the north.
 

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^^The windows are pretty clear in the little kitchenette area with the couches.
Anyway, here's an update from today:
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