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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    Some of the "traffic" would evaporate because some of those drivers could now live in a building where an on-ramp used to be and so they can walk to work in the core. The assumption that the traffic pressure is fixed is incorrect, in my view. It's just not a metric I think we should be concerned...
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    I don't expect that the other routes would be "unscathed." I also don't care that it would be "a zoo." People will adjust their behaviour to the new reality. If the area where the expressway is now was replaced with pedestrian friendly streets and more dense housing and retail, schools, etc. it...
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    Tear the whole thing down from the Ex to the DVP, I don't really care what happens to "traffic." To me, it's a simple question of priorities. Being able to drive across downtown quickly is just not as important as building a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly public realm and as much housing as...
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    Dundas West/ Bloor Mobility Hub +interconnected hub network (Metrolinx)

    Does anyone know if they ever considered a connection at the mezzanine level for passengers arriving at Dundas West from the streetcars or buses who want to transfer to GO/UPX a vice versa? It always seemed strange to me that you'd have to walk all the way down to the subway platform level and...
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Conceptually I agree that Exhibition Place and Ontario Place should be amalgamated and revitalized into a cohesive whole, but there are some issues with the details here. I appreciate how they tried to create a better street grid but the designers have chopped a few thousand seats off the east...
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    Toronto | The Campbell | 47.24m | 14s | TAS | Teeple Architects

    it's giving "building." you could put this in a picture book for toddlers and they would point at it and say "building." which is to say I love it. I think it will actually age quite well.
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    Shopper's World Danforth (RioCan, ?s, ?)

    Gonna miss this stretch of the Danforth. The Toronto we love is disappearing before our eyes...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    Very good! Just a dead link then... Thought they were trying to pull a fast one.
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    Should we be worried that Metrolinx no longer has a page up for the St. Clair-Old Weston Smart Track station? I followed the link from the city's Smart Track page and landed here. Only reference to the project I could find on Metrolinx's site was this Kitchener Line GO Expansion map where the...
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    Toronto | Therme Spa/West Island at Ontario Place | 45.15m | 9s | Therme Group | Diamond Schmitt

    To me, the way to save this (besides relocating Therme completely to the Better Living Centre site) would be to lose the Entrance Pavilion on the mainland side and reduce the footprint by 30% or so. A more universal public entry way to the island would go a long way to psychologically say "this...
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    Toronto | Therme Spa/West Island at Ontario Place | 45.15m | 9s | Therme Group | Diamond Schmitt

    Question for discussion: do you think the Therme development would be easier to swallow if you knew that the Island Airport was going to be closed once the lease is up in 2034 and turned into a big park with bridge access? I'd be okay with the spa if I knew there was a bigger, more central...
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    Toronto | 210 Markland | 46m | 12s | Hazelview | Diamond Schmitt

    I did read it but apparently I can't read! Thanks!
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    Toronto | 210 Markland | 46m | 12s | Hazelview | Diamond Schmitt

    This is really great. Need to see more of this across the city. Would be smart to include a few retail units along the Bloor St. frontage so residents can pick up some basics without getting in their cars.
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    Toronto | 100 Lombard | 216m | 59s | Forum Asset Mgmt | OMA

    Good point. Instead of benches and art that everyone can enjoy, we should probably build something like this on the chance that someone we don't like sits too close
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Step 1: Complete the Ontario Line Step 2: Build a temporary stadium at one of two locations: a) Exhibition Place parking lot 2 (or maybe on the footprint of Better Living Centre?) b) Booth Yards (next door to East Harbour) Step 3: Demolish Rogers Centre and build a permanent new stadium in...
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    Toronto | 100 Lombard | 216m | 59s | Forum Asset Mgmt | OMA

    The design here is very good and intensification in this neighbourhood is very welcome... but it strikes me as odd that the best course of action for this block would be to demolish two perfectly fine (albeit undersized) buildings, pick up and MOVE a heritage building all while a useless surface...
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    Cycling: West Toronto Railpath (City of Toronto, Phase II Proposed)

    This section remains the biggest question mark to me. Is this going to be a tunnel or a bridge? The change in grade would have to be quite stark to reach clearance over the trains. And if they do pursue the connection to Sorauren Park (which I would love to see for very selfish reasons) it could...
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    Toronto | 251 The West Mall | 40.52m | 13s | NJS Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    Love this. Would love to see this entire stretch of The West Mall develop into a high street. It will be an uphill battle to establish, but once it's there the neighbourhood will wonder how they lived with out it.
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    Toronto | 822-838 Richmond Street West | 28.59m | 8s | Hullmark | Atelier Barda architecture

    current conditions. really good looking project.
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    Toronto | Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | Perkins + Will

    while we're on the topic... they should close the redundant city hall parking entrance on the south side of Queen and give that space back to pedestrians. (It leads to the same garage as the one across the street, correct?) Would be a nice, symbolic way for city council to show they are...