Originally Posted by kolchak
I wouldn't say that. It's a big skyline that looks impressive from many angles. My question to Toronto forumers is why does the city build so sprawling? There seems to be plenty of land near the central core and by the lake that could be developed. It's amazing to me how the skyline is perpendicular to the shoreline.
Toronto's main street is Yonge. Perpendicular to the lake. That's where the subway is too, Toronto's very first subway line. In contrast, along the lake there is the Gardiner Expressway, which doesn't exactly help with density.
It hard to say Toronto made the wrong choice prioritizing transit on Yonge considering the transit ridership of Toronto is much, much higher than Chicago. Ultimately that is what drives higher density and will continue to drive higher density. And higher density isn't always in the form of skyscrapers either.