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Old Posted May 14, 2007, 5:44 PM
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Look what V of E posted at Urban Toronto Forum. - The rumoured Manulife Centre Tower takes a new breath.

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(3) Manulife Centre - I don't know why but I seemed to take a lot of flack for this from certain members of the Urban Toronto Forum. I don't have any further updates other than what I reported to you last fall when I had lunch in Miami with Ott and Chen. Carlos I am sure knows who the architect is but he isn't saying . As I previosly said I think it's Foster but thats just my educated guess based on the few facts I know. This project, and I honestly don't know why, is really hush hush. Right now all I can tell you is it's a mixed use tower over 1000ft. and it's going south of Queen Street.

I personally do not have the time to ferret out information on projects the way some of the more industrious members of the forums do as I have a substantial business to run here in Dallas. However I am still very well connected in the architectural & development world and when I receive relevent information on Toronto projects I will gladly pass it on.
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Old Posted May 15, 2007, 10:18 PM
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Hey Mello... I'm heading home to T.O. tomorrow after "many" months in San Diego.

Let's get a consortium together, raise $100 billion and buy all of downtown San Diego. Every Toronto developer will hop on our train 'cause San Diego is an urban "lost" opportunity. And T.O. developers are already sniffin' around SD.

It'll take a while to build a dream city... but watch out San Francisco. The weather's better in SD. ;-)

P.S. I've budgeted moving the airport, so we can build 1000 footers.
Vancouver developers are way ahead of you. They have already built many towers in SD already.

BTW Metrogate looks great
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Old Posted May 15, 2007, 11:43 PM
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^^ With due respect, "many towers" do not exist in downtown San Diego regardless of the developers home turf. North York is taller than downtown San Diego.
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Old Posted May 17, 2007, 1:05 AM
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^ You are quite wrong on that one. I know its completely off topic but here is a list of towers u/c / proposed in SD by Vancity developers (mostly Bosa & Pinnacle).














BAck on topic I'm really interested in Metrogate. Is it located in a part of Scarborough with existing high rises or will these towers be secluded from the rest of the city?
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Old Posted May 17, 2007, 4:10 AM
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Vancouver developers are way ahead of you. They have already built many towers in SD already.


So which is it? Built or proposed? I'm siting here in San Diego right now and I don't see "many" towers built by Pinnacle (thankfully).
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Old Posted May 17, 2007, 5:38 AM
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This news story caught my eye...
A big chunk marble fell off First Canadian Place today.
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...ub=TorontoHome
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Old Posted May 18, 2007, 1:50 AM
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Other news: apparently Shangri-la Toronto is 80% sold.

that was fast, they just opened the sales office last week. Thats gotta be at least 300 Million dollars of real estate gone in one week.

Can't be serious eh?
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Has anyone heard any news about the Trump Tower? I can't believe how long this thing has been going on. Is this building ever going to start or are they looking for a way to back out with some dignity still intact?
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Old Posted May 30, 2007, 7:25 PM
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It's moving ahead this fall. the hieght has been reduced to 280 meters.


Financing has been secured and sales have met the threshold for construction to begin.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2007, 7:21 PM
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A little late with this update but here it is anyway:

icky 10 storey slab @ Keele & Wilson
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3526.pdf
Residential
10 Storeys

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695-717 Sheppard Ave. W.
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3473.pdf
Mixed-use
two 8 storey buildings

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yet another ugly slab for Scarborough
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3629.pdf
12 Storeys, 39.2 m

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609 Avenue Rd.
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-4000.pdf
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16 Storeys

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126 Simcoe St. Phase II
Refusal Report http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3670.pdf
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35 Storey 106.5m
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582 Sherbourne St & 28 Linden St.
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3778.pdf
32 Storey, 100.4m condo tower with heritage designated building preserved

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79 Dunfield Ave.
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2...dfile-3737.pdf
22 Storey, 79.1m
Mixed-use, glassy with lots of terrace setbacks
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2007, 2:27 AM
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Another development by Freed in the upcoming King West/Portland area:



Pier 27 along the Waterfront (Yonge Street and Queens Quay)



http://www.pier27.ca/

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BAck on topic I'm really interested in Metrogate. Is it located in a part of Scarborough with existing high rises or will these towers be secluded from the rest of the city?
In answer to this question... "Yes and No".
This section of Scarborough is secluded on the other side of the 401 from Scarborough Town Centre highrises. However, it's beside a 14 storey office tower and a ~12 storey Delta hotel, both of which are just north of the 401 on Kennedy Road.

The proposed site for Metrogate is behind the office tower, so it won't be right on Kennedy Road. Formerly, the site consisted of a handful of single storey warehouses and a facility that included parking and driver training for large transport trucks (18-wheelers etc.). Essentially it was an urban wasteland, and IMO is ripe for urban development and intensification.

Right now, the area looks like "ugh", but it has potential. If the city ever moves ahead to complete the Sheppard Subway to connect with Scarborough Town Centre, then this site will be close to a proposed subway station. Also, with road realignment, it could be very close to a pre-existing GO station on Sheppard, just east of Kennedy. Currently, a railway and a concrete waterway block access to Sheppard, so something would need to be done to fix that. Lastly this site provides quick access to the 401, and if a pedestrian tunnel were to be built under the 401, then residents could have close walking access to Kennedy Commons - a box store type mall - but it includes movie theatres, a grocery store, Chapters bookstore etc.

Done correctly, I think this development might work!
Also it provides urban intensification in an area outside of the core.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2007, 1:08 AM
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Highways act like rivers.

Without bridges, what's on the other side might as well be on the Moon.

If you can't walk a neighbourhood, there is NO neighbourhood. This is why traffic engineers must never be allowed to design cities ever again.
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I think we're at a point when an old quote should be updated:

If you should ever meet a traffic engineer at a party, slap him.
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Then we're on the same page.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2007, 9:45 PM
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courtesy of my buddy Maldive.

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Old Posted Jun 6, 2007, 12:47 AM
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^That rendering is friggin amazing!!
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^^i agree. simply beautiful.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2007, 5:27 PM
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The rendering is on it's way to becoming reality in about 3 years.

Only big one not starting any time soon is Signature at Cityplace. All the others are under construction or will be in about 2.5 months to 4 months. (ie. Trump, Shangri-la )
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