If all it takes is sharing my postal code to get some new and forward thinking in Toronto, PLEASE take it.Some beautifully presented Kool-Aid but haven't sipped yet. Even the little cocktail umbrellas are pretty ... don't have one to show (they wanted my postal code)
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I don't recall them ever claiming the entirety of the Portlands... Even in their planning documents they show the scale of their site being limited to a northern section of this development. From my understanding these renders are more of a "imagine how this whole space will feel in the future" with their experimental portion being a highlight.View attachment 230140
Haven't seen this rendering before, maybe it was posted in higher resolution somewhere.
Still, I find it pretty brazen of them to outright claim the Portlands as their playground. This image was taken from an article about Sidewalk Toronto in ULI's UrbanLand magazine, in which they make their intentions of building out the Portlands both unambiguous and matter-of-fact as though it wasn't even up to debate.
Sorry but nobody in the near future, is building anything down there, kind of reminds me of the CityPlace lands in the 90s where very few wanted to invest.. But they are building nothing and trying to stealtake portland opportunities.
Call me back when a Sidewalk building is u/c.