I don't care much about the why; I care about the output.
This tread started in 2006 and remember who our mayor was between 2010 and 2014:What baffles me is that it’s not like Toronto was poor in the mid 2010s. This city was more prosperous than ever. The civic austerity of the era was unjustifiable.
Considering all the value engineering this still uses higher quality materials and has better attention to detail than most condos these days. Perhaps that's more an indictment of typical residential builds than anything though...
The 'vents' have now been (are being) installed on the Market Lane Park side of the new Building. Not so visible but actually a better place as the corner of Front & Jarvis is not very wide.