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Old Posted Jul 25, 2015, 8:36 PM
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Will Yonge-Eglinton Ever Be Considered Part of Downtown Toronto?

Well, it will have two intersecting subway lines in another 6 years or so, and 200 meter buildings on 2 of 4 corners. Is it enough?

Only 5 minutes by subway to Yonge and Bloor?
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2015, 6:39 PM
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Yonge and Eglinton is more of an "uptown" or secondary CBD. It's also a relatively narrow area with SFH zones starting up again west of Yonge and east of Mount Pleasant. I don't see it becoming part of a contiguous downtown any time soon.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2015, 2:45 PM
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Photo posted over in the main thread. You can see that Yonge and Eglinton looks like a part of downtown from this angle..

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My apologies if this has been posted already. It looks familiar, but at any rate it's worth a second look

Even with some of the skyline missing it still shows the massive expanse of Toronto's skyline.


Toronto, chutes de Niagara-42 by Lucas PERRET, on Flickr
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Would you count St Clair? It is closer to downtown and has much more of its built form and feel.

They both are too far with many mental boundaries that distance it from downtown.

Downtown is already big enough. Walking from King and Bathurst to Yonge and Bloor is just over a hour if your quick.
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I believe that Yonge & Eglinton is just a central hub of Toronto that's connected to Downtown, but not actually within it. St. Clair, looks like is a decently built up area just north of downtown, but not quite within the vicinity to be considered downtown.
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Yonge and Eglinton Projects - Moving Forward

A possible new urban-shopping, employment and entertainment destination.

Highlights

1. Two subway lines, including the new Crosstown line from Etobicoke to Scarborough and the Yonge Line which is the busiest line in the city

2. Highrise gentrification of the intersection with towers now reaching to and above the 200 meter mark.

3. Existing business and residential development from before the boom, provides a backbone for top up development and infill.

4. New developments are built with transit in mind such as the E-Condo building which has integrated transit connections.

5. New developments going South-North on Yonge as well as East and West on Eglinton.


E Condos - Includes Integrated Transit connections.

http://urbantoronto.ca





Yonge-Eglinton Centre Redevelopment - Includes Underground connections to both Yonge Line / Crosstown (when completed)

http://urbantoronto.ca

Toronto Downtown on the verge of a Major Shift to the North of Yonge and Bloor, to Yonge and Eglinton. A rash of recent development proposals and construction will change the Yonge and Eglinton / Area forever. The foremost development is actually the New Eglinton-Crosstown LRT which will run parallel to the older Bloor-Danforth Line to the south, and the previous demarcation line for the Downtown Core. The line will actually run underground from Don Mills in the East all the way to Mount Albert in the West just by the Etobicoke Border. Providing cross city transportation to the mid-section of the city. The major terminals of the line will be at Yonge and Eglinton as well as Eglinton and Allen Road, where it will intersect with the existing subway networks. Eglinton Crosstown Map and the Bloor Line far to the South In addition to the new East-West Subway Line, there is massive redevelopment at the Intersection on all sides.


Yonge and Eglinton will be the transfer station for both the LRT and the subway so that's going to make it a very busy transfer hub right in the heart of the city actually kind of extending the downtown core north to Yonge and Eglinton and dismal be young and Eglinton center is right in the heart of all of that and it's got lots of new store as well as lots of anchor stores in the lot of renovations to expand the space and allow for bigger retail tenant in the location.

All these new redevelopments will be connected underground, not only to each other and the subway, but also to the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which seems set to take over the mantel in the northern core and the limit of the downtown core by the year 2025 when all this development is set to be completed. Along with the thousands of residents the area will become a major focal, urban and terminal point of the city in the next 10 years as the current developments unfold.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2015, 7:26 PM
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I think by now it's very clear there is a lot of intensification that will happen over the next years in Toronto. Yonge-Eglinton is a central hub like GeneralLee pointed out and I believe it will be considered downtown in the future. Just look at all the new developments popping out daily http://home.ca/map. I also believe the subway lines play a major role in that and also probably why Yonge-Eglinton real estate prices are the way they are today.
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Yonge & Eglinton is Midtown Toronto, and that shouldn't change even if its form does dramatically. Midtown Manhattan is the more important district in New York City- "downtown" doesn't necessarily mean the densest part of a city, and certainly not the only dense part.
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In the next 10-20 years, I won't be suprised if people do consider Yonge and Eglinton as a part of Downtown but I personally, having lived there for 10 years, will never see it as a part of downtown even with the development it's been undergoing since 2006(ish). It really is just too far of a stretch from Bloor and it'll be soon a moreso literal central hub of growth and importance for the city. Sure, it'll be alot denser with the many new condos coming in, and it'll have a new subway/lrt track running through it, but I see it more as one of the big 4 hubs of the city. [yonge & bloor, yonge and eglinton, yonge and sheppard, scarborough city centre, (only main hubs with two subway lines)], but it doesn't feel quite united with the downtown or St. Clair for that matter.
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Jeesh, I only grudgingly accepted Yorkville to be part of downtown a few years ago. Before that, the northern fringes of civilization stopped at Gerrard.

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Midtown Manhattan is still not downtown Manhattan (financial district).

There are now two veritable urban cores.
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