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OfficialPlanner

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...cough... Empire State Building.. cough

This 50-storey tower is planned for mid-town Toronto. ;)
 
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biscuit

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So what's this?
Someone wants to build a 50 story replica of the Empire State Building in Toronto?
Don't they know that has already been done in Las Vegas?
 

Tranplanner

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donk said:
What is considered mid town Toronto?
I think this is proposed for the old Uptown Cinema site at Yonge and Bloor. I wouldn't call it mid-town (that's more Yonge and Eglinton).
 

donk

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1)So right across the street from the bay by the cumberland centre(west side of yonge)? or

2) across the bay on the south side of bloor by the deli?

If the second, that will block a significant view from downtown (the big Bay sign)

I consider yonge and bloor to be downtown and agree that eglinton is more mid town.
 

Tranplanner

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West side of Yonge, south of Bloor. Don't you know where the Uptown is?!

I wouldn't exactly call the big "The Bay" sign a signifcant view. There's another proposal for the SE corner that will block that out.
 

donk

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Guess i need to hope that is not a job interview question.

I always think of looking north and seeing "the bay" sign as a truly toronto view and a way to locate myself.

Going west, towards holt renfrew is not a walk I've done often.
 

pandersen

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Looks like a fine "hood ornament" for Maple Leaf Gardens.

Too bad it's not already up - would provide just the perch outgoing Premier "Ernie Baby" Eves could you to plunge to his death after losing today's election.
 
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