All posts tagged “city of toronto

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Our fixation with height

Last summer a development application was submitted for a 57 storey mixed-use tower on the south end of Toronto’s historic Distillery District.  It’s the tower on the right hand side of the picture above. The 2 towers on the left are existing, although they’re quite… Read More

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Is Toronto’s urban growth boundary really making the city less affordable?

This morning the Globe and Mail published an article by Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, called Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly. The headline immediately caught my attention because conventional economic wisdom would suggest that supply constraints – whether natural or artificially created – generally… Read More

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How Toronto is growing

If there are two things we like to talk about here in Toronto it’s that there are a lot of condos going up and that it’s becoming increasingly difficult–some would say impossible–to get around. Just this past weekend, I had 2 or 3 people tell… Read More