Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest KJP

Toronto: Developments and News

Recommended Posts

If you won, would you live in it or sell it??

 

 


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

  • Like 1

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay - this will be wildly unpopular as I know my liberal friends here love Canada... so let me preface... Downtown Toronto is GREAT! Absolutely love it.

 

However, other parts of Toronto into Mississauga, etc. are absolutely abhorrent. There are some WONDERFUL residential skyscrapers that sit next to strip malls with almost no interaction with the street below. I spent the day in Toronto before leaving for Italy and Mississauga might be my least favorite city on earth (and I've been to Mobile, AL). I do not know if there are no zoning laws, or if they were poorly written, but the randomness of it all leaves Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, at all devoid of any real sense of community, at least in the commercial parts where skyscrapers are as random as zits on a teenager. 

 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5969622,-79.6392344,3a,75y,149.72h,98.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVPqn4wwAYQOTO9J3DJKYWA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6060781,-79.6521551,3a,75y,175.73h,96.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU-5CEAKXg9dim7Ni89vLeA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5909789,-79.6312955,3a,75y,170.61h,98.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCrGwbU1OkT4vC-nc0fpHRw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, YABO713 said:

Okay - this will be wildly unpopular as I know my liberal friends here love Canada... so let me preface... Downtown Toronto is GREAT! Absolutely love it.

 

However, other parts of Toronto into Mississauga, etc. are absolutely abhorrent. There are some WONDERFUL residential skyscrapers that sit next to strip malls with almost no interaction with the street below. I spent the day in Toronto before leaving for Italy and Mississauga might be my least favorite city on earth (and I've been to Mobile, AL). I do not know if there are no zoning laws, or if they were poorly written, but the randomness of it all leaves Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, at all devoid of any real sense of community, at least in the commercial parts where skyscrapers are as random as zits on a teenager. 

 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5969622,-79.6392344,3a,75y,149.72h,98.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVPqn4wwAYQOTO9J3DJKYWA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6060781,-79.6521551,3a,75y,175.73h,96.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU-5CEAKXg9dim7Ni89vLeA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5909789,-79.6312955,3a,75y,170.61h,98.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCrGwbU1OkT4vC-nc0fpHRw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Ya I agree that's horrible, what even funnier is how well laid out and built out most of Toronto itself is. Go google map the Beach neighborhood and just follow the streets into downtown. Your photos are almost the mirror opposite, which is crazy because I believe their planning department is regional.

Edited by KFM44107

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've often said that Mississauga looks amazing.... from 5 miles away. Its skyline equals or exceeds Cleveland's. But at street level, it's as bad as Cleveland Clinic.

  • Like 1

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, YABO713 said:

Okay - this will be wildly unpopular as I know my liberal friends here love Canada... so let me preface... Downtown Toronto is GREAT! Absolutely love it.

 

However, other parts of Toronto into Mississauga, etc. are absolutely abhorrent. There are some WONDERFUL residential skyscrapers that sit next to strip malls with almost no interaction with the street below. I spent the day in Toronto before leaving for Italy and Mississauga might be my least favorite city on earth (and I've been to Mobile, AL). I do not know if there are no zoning laws, or if they were poorly written, but the randomness of it all leaves Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, at all devoid of any real sense of community, at least in the commercial parts where skyscrapers are as random as zits on a teenager. 

 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5969622,-79.6392344,3a,75y,149.72h,98.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVPqn4wwAYQOTO9J3DJKYWA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6060781,-79.6521551,3a,75y,175.73h,96.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU-5CEAKXg9dim7Ni89vLeA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5909789,-79.6312955,3a,75y,170.61h,98.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCrGwbU1OkT4vC-nc0fpHRw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

 

And yet, Canada's sprawly suburbs still have better transit infrastructure than most places in America. In your second link above, there is a bus stop with an actual shelter, bench, and route schedule! We don't even have that within the City of Cincinnati outside of a few transit centers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, taestell said:

 

And yet, Canada's sprawly suburbs still have better transit infrastructure than most places in America. In your second link above, there is a bus stop with an actual shelter, bench, and route schedule! We don't even have that within the City of Cincinnati outside of a few transit centers.

 

Yeah, my comment really just referred to zoning and street level interactivity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its hardly wildly unpopular to pick on mississauga -- its a whipping boy for bad/generic urbanity. btw it has a southern twin in sunny isles, fla.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pelli Clarke Pelli's massive tower complex will transform the Toronto skyline

 

https://archpaper.com/2019/07/pelli-clarke-pellis-tower-complex-toronto-skyline/#gallery-0-slide-2

 

A 4.3-million-square-foot, multi-tower development by Pelli Clarke Pelli could reshape the Toronto skyline as it is expected to become the largest mixed-useproject in the city. Located in Union Park in the shadow of CN Tower, the $3.5 billion complex will bring 3.3 million square feet of offices, 800 residential units, and 200,000 square feet of high-quality retail to the city.

The Union Park complex is an arrangement of three glassy towers on podiums: two are designed as near-mirror images, and the third will include housing with units specifically designed for families.

 

E70A6A39-0F74-4F3F-8A1F-30DA6F4D823C.thumb.jpeg.67aa1b42e82e8313e4add42fb7dc8093.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Boomerang_Brian said:

Pelli Clarke Pelli's massive tower complex will transform the Toronto skyline

 

https://archpaper.com/2019/07/pelli-clarke-pellis-tower-complex-toronto-skyline/#gallery-0-slide-2

 

A 4.3-million-square-foot, multi-tower development by Pelli Clarke Pelli could reshape the Toronto skyline as it is expected to become the largest mixed-useproject in the city. Located in Union Park in the shadow of CN Tower, the $3.5 billion complex will bring 3.3 million square feet of offices, 800 residential units, and 200,000 square feet of high-quality retail to the city.

The Union Park complex is an arrangement of three glassy towers on podiums: two are designed as near-mirror images, and the third will include housing with units specifically designed for families.

 

E70A6A39-0F74-4F3F-8A1F-30DA6F4D823C.thumb.jpeg.67aa1b42e82e8313e4add42fb7dc8093.jpeg

Now that's what I call a lakefront!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, shack said:

Now that's what I call a lakefront!

 

And they even have an airport on their lakefront too (GASP!) 😂 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Cleburger said:

 

And they even have an airport on their lakefront too (GASP!) 😂 

And it doesn't let a highway get in the way! No excuses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...