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August 3, 2022:

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They are continuing to work on the roofing; they seem to have finished the wooden (?) form at the edges and are now installing waterproof membrane (??) on the 'west wing'.

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You can tell its a cooler day, @DSC is out surveying his fiefdom from the roof-top patio!
 

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Not sure if this is elsewhere. Market Lane Renewal


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Not sure if this is elsewhere. Market Lane Renewal


I posted the preferred concept back on April 1st, in this thread, but the renders are new!


Regrettably, this feature survived the process (lighting)

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Not a fan; I recognize all sorts of issues, from routine maintenance to low clearance (you know vehicles will access this park for the Farmer's Market, for Events and for Tree Trimming and you know they will make unintended contact......)

Sigh. Lighting and 'medicinal' plants bed aside (another maintenance headache) this space is mostly an unambitious refresh.

It's ok.........it could and should have been better.
 
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It’s refreshing to see a new Toronto park design that hasn’t been over-programmed to death.

This serves its purpose well. The promenade nature of the space is part of its charm. As someone who uses it regularly, I’m glad they went with this.
 

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It's a tiny park that is really a wide walkway. As noted by others, IF it is well executed (and maintained!!) it should work very well.
I walk through here about 4 times a week. It's really not that tiny.

My point is the community consultation process was rather hyped, with all kinds "woke" posturing. My expectations were heightened and I was expecting a lot more; a re-think, not a surface-level refreshing.
 

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