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Re: Toronto: Development and News
« Reply #240 on: September 30, 2017, 12:20:51 PM »
Even though the south side of Chicago isn't as prosperous as the north side, its pre-WWII residential high-rises have wonderful architectural detail. And while Toronto has lots of "box towers" -- the sheer size and number of them is mind-blowing. And most were built in the past 20 years. Here's a few from my trip a little more than a month ago....

https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,31425.0.html
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Re: Toronto: Development and News
« Reply #241 on: October 02, 2017, 01:39:26 PM »
Yeah, it's kinda weird hearing that Toronto is "bland" but Chicago isn't.  With that said, I can see both sides of the argument (both being bland / both not being bland).

It was his first time to the Midwest, and Chicago was the first stop. It'd be interesting to hear if his reaction would have been the same if the order of the visits were reversed. I will say, though, for a first time visitor, I think Chicago is pretty impressive. The canyon of high-rises along the river is very cool and unique, and the sheer scale of the downtown area is quite impressive. Throw in the blue-turquoise water of Lake Michigan, iconic parks, and the whole Chicago 'story' (food, jazz/blues, mafia, architecture, sports...), and it makes for a very memorable and unique place.  I think those of us who have been to Chicago a million times get jaded about how special the city is for a first-time visitor.

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Re: Toronto: Development and News
« Reply #242 on: October 04, 2017, 07:39:18 PM »
Google @sidewalklabs to Toronto via @WSJ -- This may be much bigger & more exciting than Amazon HQ2:

Google Parent Nears Deal to Build Its Vision of a City in Toronto
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs nears deal for waterfront development, its first major foray into the creation of high-tech urban space
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabets-city-building-unit-nears-development-deal-in-toronto-1507142561
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« Reply #243 on: November 01, 2017, 11:43:55 AM »
Nine architecture and urbanism projects set to transform Toronto https://t.co/Ye8nyAr59i
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Re: Toronto: Development and News
« Reply #244 on: November 06, 2017, 03:27:07 PM »
Toronto could welcome almost 170,000 immigrants over the next 3 years — are we ready?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-immigration-1.4383867
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Re: Toronto: Development and News
« Reply #245 on: December 01, 2017, 02:07:59 PM »
Check out our monthly roundup of the most popular stories and projects on #UrbanToronto! https://t.co/uUMbj9E3DE #Toronto #development #architecture #realestate https://t.co/yV8LTWcVmM
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« Reply #246 on: December 20, 2017, 02:20:03 PM »
While we in Cleveland are getting our stoked about having two towers under construction downtown at the same time, this one development in Toronto will add 5 towers ranging from 25 to 90 stories tall.....

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/12/lcbo-tower-begins-construction-queens-quay
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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #247 on: December 30, 2017, 08:56:20 PM »
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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #248 on: December 30, 2017, 10:03:17 PM »
I think Chicago is much more bland. I suppose there are a lot of same-y glass towers in Toronto but the neighborhoods are beautiful and incredibly lively.

I prefer the built environment of Chicago to Toronto. Chicago has great parks all along its lakeshore, and a quality of architecture throughout the city that Toronto does not. I see more English influence in Canadian architecture, and less detail and flourish than in the States overall.

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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #249 on: December 31, 2017, 12:31:36 AM »
No question Chicago's architecture, especially historically, is superior to Toronto's. But Toronto's land use policy promotes better job access, less exclusionary when it comes to race, and addresses a blighted condition before it becomes a cancerous slum. Toronto's lakefront parks are less than Chicago's, except for the island. But Toronto's economy is much more vibrant. The city and metro area are set to pass Chicago and Chicagoland any day now.
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« Reply #250 on: January 24, 2018, 06:38:27 PM »
#Vaughan and #Oshawa see record-breaking year in #construction. https://t.co/iUR6uyFM18 #development #realestate #architecture https://t.co/YfwWOhmghn
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« Reply #251 on: January 26, 2018, 01:41:47 PM »
Our #ProjectOfTheDay is #Mississauga Square #condos from @pureplaza. https://t.co/BIFt8xg8C8 #Toronto #development https://t.co/MWf78I7VIn
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« Reply #252 on: March 17, 2018, 12:47:48 PM »
#Constructions begins at site of @tridel's two-tower Via Bloor #condos. https://t.co/EUGIhBwk2b #Toronto #development #realestate https://t.co/FOiDJraxx1
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« Reply #253 on: March 17, 2018, 12:48:37 PM »
Our #PhotoOfTheDay takes us to the top of DNA3 in #Toronto's King West Village area, for a view of the city #skyline. https://t.co/KA1xiQxDG8 https://t.co/vUj30SqB5I
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« Reply #254 on: March 17, 2018, 12:49:08 PM »
Our #ProjectOfTheDay is The One #condos from @mizrahi_dev at 1 Bloor West. https://t.co/tpNSW7m3Oy #Toronto #development https://t.co/lAhshBTLTz
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« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2018, 12:49:44 PM »
Another #GrowthToWatch For 2018 instalment, this one focusing on the growing Jarvis and Church Street corridors on the east side of #Downtown #Toronto. https://t.co/aQY2M8cK5P #development #construction #realestate #architecture https://t.co/hN2jmoyzfY
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« Reply #256 on: April 30, 2018, 06:28:14 PM »
Video reveals @fordnation privately telling developers in Feb. he would "open a big chunk" of protected greenbelt so they can build houses, which is not part of public @OntarioPCParty platform https://t.co/sRrdAC9e94
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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #257 on: May 22, 2018, 05:06:22 PM »
400 Front West plans tweaked in advance of LPAT hearing. http://ow.ly/2C7b30k89sV  #Toronto #planning #development



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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #258 on: July 06, 2018, 09:39:46 AM »
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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #259 on: August 09, 2018, 11:27:50 AM »
Developers have become Toronto’s new city builders
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/08/07/developers-have-become-torontos-new-city-builders.html


An artist’s depiction of Sugar Wharf, which is now being built at the old LCBO site on Queens Quay E. The size of the apartments being built there signals that the focus is more on creating community than constructing a tower or two, Christopher Hume writes.
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Re: Toronto: Developments and News
« Reply #260 on: August 10, 2018, 02:35:31 AM »
Toronto is probably one of my favorite cities in North America. The only thing that sucks is that it literally has become a city dwarfed by look alike skyscraper after look alike skyscraper. I feel like these architects must be suicidal, having there talents go to waste on high rise buildings that simply look like it came out of a Walmart 3d printer.

 To make matters worse, I visited Toronto a few weeks ago, and I noticed how a block that used to neighbor elegant historic stock became a pile of ruble, fenced for a new residential tower. It's sad. Toronto is growing at a crazy fast pace, but I feel like Toronto officials could have done more about preservation in company with all the new development.

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« Reply #261 on: September 11, 2018, 03:24:10 PM »
Microsoft Announces New Canadian Headquarters in Downtown Toronto
CNW Group   CNW GroupSeptember 11, 2018
Facility part of a series of investments by Microsoft in Canada over the next four years

TORONTO , Sept 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Microsoft announced a massive new investment in Canada , with plans for a state-of-the-art new headquarters located in the heart of downtown Toronto. With a move-in date set in Sept 2020 , the facility, located at 81 Bay Street, is just one of a series of significant investments Microsoft is making. These investments will enable an expansion of Microsoft's Canadian operations, including increasing staff, modernizing its real estate, and growing its research lab in Montreal that is focused on artificial intelligence.

Microsoft says moving to a new facility at 81 Bay Street (CIBC SQUARE) will enable the company to better serve its customers, collaborate with its technology partners and to attract top talent to a central location, one well served by transit and more accessible to universities and innovative new tech start-ups.

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« Reply #262 on: September 11, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
Google's Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain, @mslaurabliss reports.
https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/09/how-smart-should-a-city-be-toronto-is-finding-out/569116/
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« Reply #263 on: September 11, 2018, 03:59:43 PM »
Too bad it won't have any transit access ;)
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Microsoft moving Canadian HQ to Toronto’s CIBC Square
Don Wilcox | Property Biz Canada | 2018-09-11

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines Tuesday announced Microsoft Canada will move its Canadian headquarters to CIBC Square when it opens in 2020 in downtown Toronto.

Microsoft will occupy 132,000 square feet over four floors at the two-phase project, which is currently under construction at 81 Bay Street. Move-in is scheduled for September 2020.

“This lease agreement with Microsoft confirms CIBC Square as the ideal project for the highest-profile companies that are seeking a next-generation downtown urban experience,” said Arthur Lloyd, chief development officer for Ivanhoé Cambridge’s North American office division, in a prepared statement.

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« Reply #264 on: September 11, 2018, 04:26:18 PM »
being nominally in another country, which no doubt helps, toronto is hoovering up back offices pretty well. i imagine that hurts other midwestern and canadian cities chances to some extent. i do like this development, but i wish they went for actual architecture and quality more often, instead of generally settling for the place turning into another modern version of se florida.

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« Reply #265 on: September 11, 2018, 05:58:20 PM »
132,000 sq feet is not a very big office. 

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« Reply #266 on: September 11, 2018, 07:08:37 PM »
132,000 sq feet is not a very big office. 

It's not even enough to be considered an anchor for a new development. And it wasn't for CIBC Square which was already under construction. But you don't really need anchor tenants to get an office tower built in Toronto anyway. It's a speculator's paradise. This latest news is an example why.
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« Reply #267 on: September 12, 2018, 07:04:17 AM »
cibc bank is the anchor tenant.

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« Reply #268 on: September 12, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
How much space will CIBC take?
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