No, I posited that Amsterdam had a sign as a coordinated effort in city branding (the sign was just minor offshoot that happened to become popular) just like the Toronto sign was a one-off that happened to coincide with the popularity of the selfie crowd.You tried to correlate Toronto having this sign with a lack of tourist attractions. When I brought of an example of Amsterdam who also has this sign, you have gone off on some nonsensical tangent..
Yes Amsterdam removed the sign from in front of the museum but they still have it at the airport so no they still see a need for the sign...
I'm talking about other cities like Brisbane, Budapest, Guadlajara. Are you also on their city forums telling them about their lack of tourist attractions
I find it funny that you dislike Toronto but you have so much time to be here taking cheap shots. You don't contribute anything constructive here on how to improve the city just a whole bunch of foolishness.
Grow up and find something positive to do.
Don't worry about that. Most of the cheap-shit investor/speculator crap that has been built in Toronto over the last 20 years wont last 1 century never mind 8.Good use of sarcasm.
Also, build Toronto in the 13th century, like Amsterdam.
Say what you will about the way that Cityplace looks, I've sure been a critic of its design. The streetscape along Bremner could have been a lot more engaging, for example. But the reinforced concrete highrises being built today will last centuries easily. They're more structurally solid than anything built in the medieval era. A modern highrise can last essentially indefinitely with proper maintenance. Criticisms about the quality of Toronto's public spaces have a lot of merit, but your post about Cityplace is nonsense.Don't worry about that. Most of the cheap-shit investor/speculator crap that has been built in Toronto over the last 20 years wont last 1 century never mind 8.
Imagine, if you will, the 100th anniversary of CityPlace. Ok, to make it somewhat more believable - the 50th. Demolition crews descend upon the mistake by the lake..Various buildings around town are being condemned. People are asking "Why are so many buildings being demolished?" "What were they thinking at the beginning of the century?" "Why were they allowed to build so much substandard crap?" "Where are we going to live?"
While the people in Amsterdam will still be living in their 13th century homes.
Meanwhile, whither Henry Moore's Archer...Ok, the harsh reality is that people consider it art. The dumber we make our art the better, I guess. I didn't think our city needs "advertising", I think it's pretty amazing without the stupid sign. Instead of dumbing art down, maybe the city should invest in quality public art (no turtles if you do know what I mean), or even better, public spaces (looking at you - half finished Nathan Phillips Square).
Let's have Steve Martin settle this with his famous quote, "Toronto is just like New York but without all the stuff."Oh, and Toronto needs canals. Ontario Place, the Toronto Islands, and Villiers Island aren't enough.
In less than a year the sign racked up more than 122 million global “social media impressions” — views and online shares. But City council in 2016 balked at spending money to replace and improve the $100,000 installation.
One councillor volunteered to fix the TORONTO sign himself, another wanted to “privatize” it, while a third proposed the city try to sell it. But council eventually agreed to issue a tender for a company to make a new sign, paid with city reserve “rainy day” funds. The city’s cost for design and construction is $490,000. Removing the old sign, installation, wraps, a three-year maintenance contract help bring the total cost to $761,842. Toronto is welcoming public donations to help defray the costs.