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Ontario Government Boosts Film Festival Centre

Ontario Government Boosts Film Festival Centre

Centre Will Provide A World-Class Home For Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - The TIFF will have a permanent home in Toronto's entertainment district thanks to a $25 million investment by the Ontario government, Minister of Culture Madeleine Meilleur said today, as she announced the Canadian films to be screened at this year's festival.

"The Toronto International Film Festival is the only major film festival in the world without a home of its own," said Meilleur. "Festival Centre will be a focal point for Ontario's $2 billion film production industry and the Ontario government is proud to be a partner of the centre."

The Festival Centre will be built in the entertainment district, in
partnership with the King John Group. It will house five cinemas, galleries, an education and conference centre, a reference library and archive, retail space, a restaurant and a year-round ticket centre.

Once operational, Festival Centre will have a projected economic impact of $200 million a year. It is expected to quadruple audiences from the half a million people that currently attend the festival, to two million visitors a year. It will be a hub of activity, open to the public seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

"We're absolutely delighted that the government of Ontario is investing in the future of the city and the province," said Piers Handling, Director & CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. "Their contribution is a clear indication that arts and culture are major priorities, and it will leverage the reputation of Toronto as a world-class urban centre for the arts, and as an international epicentre for cinema."

"Festival Centre will provide a world-class home for the Toronto
International Film Festival," said Meilleur. "Together with other cultural projects under construction in Toronto, Festival Centre will make this city a must-see destination for arts and entertainment."
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Some updates for the Toronto Diagrams section:

1. N1 is now under construction
2. West one is under construction (49 floors 484 ft. vs. 55 listed)
3. Wellesley Hospital Redevelopment is now called *Verve*
4. Empire on Bayview is now completed
5. Infinity is 35 floors and under construction (vs. 33 current)
6. Minto Midtown tower II is called Quantum and is under construction
7. 18 Yorkville is completed
8. One St. Thomas is under construction
9. Skyline Cosmopolitain is completed
10. Waterclub west is completed
11. Pinnacle Centre Building D (Should be Bulding B) is under construction
12. Minto midtown Tower I (525 ft. 52 floors) is called *The Pointe*
13. 85 Bloor is completed
13. Royal Ontario Museum expansion is under construction
14. University plaza is completed last year
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That looks most impressive, at 49 stories the skyline would start to look all the more wide.

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Some updates for the Toronto Diagrams section:

1. N1 is now under construction
2. West one is under construction (49 floors 484 ft. vs. 55 listed)
3. Wellesley Hospital Redevelopment is now called *Verve*
4. Empire on Bayview is now completed
5. Infinity is 35 floors and under construction (vs. 33 current)
6. Minto Midtown tower II is called Quantum and is under construction
7. 18 Yorkville is completed
8. One St. Thomas is under construction
9. Skyline Cosmopolitain is completed
10. Waterclub west is completed
11. Pinnacle Centre Building D (Should be Bulding B) is under construction
12. Minto midtown Tower I (525 ft. 52 floors) is called *The Pointe*
13. 85 Bloor is completed
13. Royal Ontario Museum expansion is under construction
14. University plaza is completed last year
K, I'll make changes to the dbase soon.
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And I shall make those changes in this thread soon.
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Exactly! Especially with Signature Tower thrown in, and thats only the beginning!
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Here are a few notes for your amazing list MIIAIIRIIK:

- The most recent phase of Cityplace is Called N. It was sold in 2 phases with N1 being the first 28 or so floors and the remaining floors up to 42 being called N2. There is only one building not two like emporis has listed.

- Rits is apparantly 203 metres or 665 ft.

- 151 front street and 20 york street are the same building

- Buildings under construction over 20 floors:

*Pinnacle Tower A (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 40 Construction
*Quantum Minto Midtown (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 39 Construction
*Waterparkcity Tower I (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377 36 Construction
*One St. Thomas St. (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 29 Construction
*Atlantis (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 28 Construction
*Jazz (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 28 Construction
*22 (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 23 Construction
*Element (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 25 Construction
*Hudson (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 21 Construction
*18 Yonge (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 39 Construction
*Equinox East Tower (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 37 Construction
*Equinox West Tower (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 37 Construction
*Harbour View Estates III South (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 36 Construction
*Ultima (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 36 Construction
*Platinum Towers I (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 36 Construction
*Infinity (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 35 Construction
*360 @ the City Centre (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 35 Construction
*Meridian Building South (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 31 Construction
*Pinnacle Tower B (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 30 Construction
*Mansions of Humberwood 2 (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 29 Construction
*Windmere by the lake (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 28 Construction
*Harbour View Estates III North (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 26 Construction
*Tides @ Mystic Pointe (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 24 Construction
*Battery Park Phase I (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 23 Construction
*Cosmo Phase I (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 23 Construction
*Cosmo Phase II (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 23 Construction
*The Rockerfeller (2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . --- 20 Construction

Hope that helps

EDIT Whoops confused it with 18 Yonge.

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College Park Tower I Courtesy of Ed007 at Ut:


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lol, I was thinking that, with them having the exact same info and practically being on the same block.

And the first list says 18 Yorkville is complete, but the 2nd one says construction....
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Maybe Rogers could add some neon spikes to the retractable roof of the Rogers center. 4 or 5 big ones that light up would be killer.
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Great list, I have my own version going at UrbanToronto:
http://p083.ezboard.com/ftorontoskys...tart=1&stop=20
The one I have going is structured differently in that I only list buildings greater than 400 feet (or 40 floors and up when the height is unknown) and I don't exclude what's been built beyond the recent past.

Anyway I have a few points about your list:
- All the new phases of CityPlace starting with N confuse me, but I suspect you might have too many on your list. I thought there was only one lowrise and one 40-ish story tower from that phase
- 590 Jarvis was rejected by the city. I took it off my list unless they resubmit or appeal
- I think Context abandoned plans for Tip Top II due to too much community opposition
- If you wanted to extent out to the rest of the GTA there are a few 400 footers and one 500 footer proposed out in Mississauga


Anyway, hope we can help each other in our respective lists. Good luck on yours.



EDIT: Also depending how low you wanna go, this website: http://www.urbandb.com/index.html
is fantastic at keeping an up to date list on all current projects. It's frequently updated and contains many listings not on this thread.
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Thanx! I shall make the additions and necessary subtractions from the list. I also stumbled across urbandb and was planning to add a few from there too.
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Crane is up at Quantum. List is looking good.
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Cranes are up pretty much everywhere
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Buffalo News

Toronto condo boom attracts Trump

Three-story penthouse will cost $15 million

Sunday, August 7, 2005

A billboard and sales office is located on the site of Trump's Toronto tower.

A scale model of Trump's tower is on display downtown.


TORONTO - Donald Trump, building his first residential condominium in Toronto, is offering 24-hour access to chauffeured Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans and a chef for parties as incentives to attract buyers.
The New York-style amenities may help the 70-story Trump International Hotel & Tower stand out, said Barry Landsberg, marketing director for the project.

"That's very unusual for Toronto," said Marisha Robinsky, a real-estate agent for Sutton-Granite Hill Realty in the city. Robinsky said developers usually offer kitchen appliances, parking spaces or access to compact cars as incentives. "The standard perks are becoming more common."

Trump, 59, is taking advantage of a surge in demand for city apartments. About 50,000 to 60,000 people will move downtown this year, Toronto developer Harry Stinson said.

Stinson made headlines in the Toronto Star and the National Post with plans to build the 88-story Sapphire Tower hotel and condominium a few blocks away from Trump's building.

At least six Toronto properties are selling units at up to $1,000 (Canadian) or $824 (U.S.) a square foot, or about $2.2 million (Canadian) for a two-bedroom apartment, according to SimplyCondos.com real-estate agent Laurie Hanes. A year ago nothing sold for more than $500 (Canadian) a square foot, he said. The three-story penthouse in Trump's building, which will begin construction next year, is $15 million (Canadian).

"We're rapidly becoming Manhattan," said Hanes, who described Trump's incentives as "smoke and mirrors."

"I've got clients in upstate New York who always dreamt of retiring in Manhattan for the shows, the restaurants. Now they can in Toronto."

The Four Seasons Hotels is among the companies planning hotel-condo complexes in the Yorkville section of Toronto. The area is known for upscale stores such as Tiffany's and restaurants including Bistro 990. Movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger have visited the neighborhood while in town filming.

Real-estate agents lined up overnight in Yorkville last month to buy apartments for clients in a planned 96-unit condominium. The development, whose penthouse is priced at $6 million (Canadian), sold out in four days, said Pat Baker, president of Baker Real Estate Corp., which is handling sales at the development.

Toronto condo construction will reach a five-year high of 15,000 units this year, said Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. senior analyst Jason Mercer. The vacancy rate for rental apartments has risen to 4.3 percent from less than 1 percent in the mid-1990s as more apartment dwellers look to buy, said Mercer.

More people have been able to buy condos after the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., a federal agency that insures mortgages, removed rules last year that required them to put down at least 5 percent. He also cited mortgage rates, which have fallen to 4.5 percent from 6.75 percent five years ago, according to Canadian mortgage broker Invis.

"We always get apprehensive when there's so much construction," Remax agent Bette Ursini said. Cheaper financing "makes it so easy for the first-time buyer," said Ursini, who focuses on selling condos that cost as much as $500,000 (Canadian).

Trump's plans for Toronto were delayed by four years as he switched financial backers and designs. The site in Toronto's financial district will round out Trump's collection of buildings, bolstered by his construction of a 92-story hotel-condominium tower in Chicago that's slated to open in 2008.

The 374 units in Toronto's Trump International Hotel & Tower will include hotel rooms owners can rent to the company, as will a planned complex by Host Marriott Corp.'s Ritz Carlton chain. Those and the Four Seasons' building are slated to open in 2009, giving Toronto its first five-star hotels.

"We deal with people all the time that come to Toronto and meet with us and then go to New York for two or three days," Trump's Landsberg said. "Their preference is to stay in New York because they can stay at the Trump or the Ritz."

Landsberg declined to say how many units have been sold, so real-estate agents will have to wait until September, when the company has planned an announcement, to find out whether Trump's incentives are working.

"For his target market - international travelers who have homes in New York, London, and other cities - those types of amenities will certainly be an attraction because they don't want to have to think about transportation or cooking," said Lauretta Stewart, 45, a real-estate agent with Royal Le Page Real Estate Services in Toronto. She primarily sells condos in the $700,000 to $4 million range.

"If you're an affluent buyer who already lives in Toronto, you probably have your own chauffeur-driven car and your own cook."

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Next month he announced thew construction date for this condo, cant wait to see it go uPoll: Westerners considering separation up.
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Yeah TO is building like crazy! You'd think they'd let Buffalo have one tower.:hilarious
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Report from july from the greater Toronto Home builders association. Some sales numbers:

Sapphire - 26%
Trump - 62% (doesn't include hotel units I believe, but not sure)
West One - 100%
N - 94%
1 King - 93%
Spire - 76%
Waterparkcity - 96%
Harbour View 3 South - 90%
Harbour View 3 North - 95%
Pinnacle tower I - 58%
Infinnity - 59%
Malibu - 83%
Element - 84%
Hudson - 93%
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Thats more than I would have imagined. I wonder if enough sales for Sapphire can make it a reality.
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London on Esplanade has been approved and construction will begin in the fall. However the height has been reduced to 32 and 15 storeys for the two towers.
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