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Old Posted Mar 7, 2018, 3:51 AM
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Unsubstantiated, but interesting tidbit regarding other, taller buildings.
I'm intrigued.
Hmmm ...
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Maybe he was alluding to YSL Residences, or some other as-yet-unannounced development.
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That's a good suggestion regarding YSL Residences. Although I'm hoping it's your latter postulation.
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Not trying to seem like hater but I'm not a fan of the design, still proud for Toronto congrats on your first supertall.
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Not trying to seem like hater but I'm not a fan of the design, still proud for Toronto congrats on your first supertall.
A lot of people feel like the design is dumbed down from the original, myself included. I think there's a consensus that people either like the tower, or are fine with it in the Toronto section. Feeling unwavered by the design is fine, architecture is just a subjective manner of form and utility.
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^I'm fond of the current design, but I think I preferred the previous one, which diagonal bracing/adornments had a different, less ungainly looking configuration.
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Although I'm hoping it's your latter postulation.
As am I.
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Okay, one more question. What is the "latter postulation" ?
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I believe they meant this design:

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Maybe he was alluding to YSL Residences, or some other as-yet-unannounced development.
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Okay, one more question. What is the "latter postulation" ?
I was referring to the latter portion of Gresto's comment that taller buildings mentioned by the foreman at The One could be as-yet-unannounced buildings.
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I believe they meant this design:

Yes, I think that was the version I favoured.
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I was referring to the latter portion of Gresto's comment that taller buildings mentioned by the foreman at The One could be as-yet-unannounced buildings.
Gotcha, I should have picked up on that.
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Yea, I much preferred the tower as a rectangular floorplate rather than a square that it stand as now. The "podium" would've been quite striking, though this current one is, to a different respect.
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Yes, I wonder how much of that maybe wishfull thinking, by an industry insider.
This condo development can't continue at this pace, and scale, forever.
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Yes, I wonder how much of that maybe wishfull thinking, by an industry insider.
This condo development can't continue at this pace, and scale, forever.
Population growth and economic growth drive the housing market. Both are doing well, no? Toronto's "boom" is fascinating to me. It's been going on for such a long time that one must wonder if it's still accurate to call it a boom.

Maybe it's just the normal rate of growth.

It's amusing to me when folks look at a a tall building like this that will house 600 or so units and maybe a thousand residents and say things are getting out of hand. But there can be 50 new subdivisions, each containing hundreds of units, constructed in the metro area for the last half century and no one bats an eye about oversupply.

As preferences change from auto-dependent subdivisions, I wonder if the true boom is yet to come, especially since metro Toronto is adding something like 100,000 people every year? That's about 40,000 to 50,000 new housing units that will have to be built each year, which is roughly equivalent to the 80 to 100 very tall buildings. Since there's a limited amount of space, density will continue to rise and more tall buildings may be in Toronto's future if the trend towards urban living continues. Not to mention that condos or apartments seem to be the most affordable choice.
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The One has 416 units, same number as the area code...
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Haven't the doomsayers been wringing their hands about a 'bubble' for years now ?
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Probably for close to a decade, Dale.
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Angry

:"Maybe it's just the normal rate of growth."

The question that begs to be asked, is who's buying these units ?
Are said "imigrants" arriving with upwards of $100K for a solid down paymenton such ?
I realise a good proportion are bought by "investors" for rental
purposes. I've also heard horror stories about organised crime
elements buying up units, gettng influence on condo boards,
and hiring thier own crooked contractors.

The Lib Ontario Government asnwer to that was to impose
a new tax, and establish a beuracracy (to be loyal Lib voters)
and thus another example of how they "hired" thier own electorate.

And on, and on, it goes...
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... what? It isn't some conspiracy theory, drive through Forest Hill or Lawrence Park.. There is a ton of money, both old and new, in this city. Lots of potential clientel here, especially for a building this high profile.
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