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yes, but this shows it cutting it off before reaching parliament or lake shore.
The plan has always been that the junction of Queen's Quay and Parliament will be 'regularised" into a regular "square" junction with Parliament running straight south to QQE . The rendering does make it look a bit odd but it is a rendering so ......!
 

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Gee to be all built in timber:cool:

Sidewalk Labs unveils more plans for high-tech Toronto community
TORONTO — Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs unveiled more details around its ambitious plan for a high-tech Toronto community on Thursday, but it’s unclear as to who will own what in the company’s futuristic neighbourhood, and who will pay for it.

Sidewalk revealed it is proposing the Quayside community on Toronto’s eastern waterfront be centred around a dozen timber buildings, each a mix of commercial, retail and residential spaces. It hopes about 40 per cent of residential space will be priced below-market and that about 5,000 residents will call the area home.

Plans show Sidewalk also hopes to avoid the need for natural gas throughout the development and to extend Queen’s Quay with a series of bridges for light rail transit, the Martin Goodman Trail and pedestrians. It envisions the project creating 9,000 construction jobs and 3,900 jobs within the neighbourhood.
More........https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/sidewalk-labs-unveils-more-plans-for-high-tech-toronto-community

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Alphabet Aims to Win Over Toronto With Affordable Housing
The company plans to use mass timber to construct all of its buildings which will likely be 30 stories or lower and be a mix of residential, commercial spaces with lower floors for retail, arts or community areas. Proponents of mass timber or engineered wood say the product is as strong and fire-resistant as those made from steel or concrete, and Sidewalk said its use in the development could spark a new industry in Canada.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-29/google-aims-to-win-over-skeptical-toronto-with-affordable-homes
 
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cutting off queens quay there seems.. problematic.
We talk about wanting a more pedestrianized, cycling, and transit-oriented city. A new neighbourhood is the best place to go for it!

Quite amazing that we could have a 'forest' of timber frame buildings here - three of them are proposed at 30 storeys in height!

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It's planned as 50% rental with 40% below market rate and 20% affordable. It's probably not sustainable should regulation be put forth putting Alphabet's core business in jeopardy.
 
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