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By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted June 02, 2008 at 21:04:56

Okay, back to the King/Spadina issue, according to the city's own paper, it was a "less restrictive" planning framework that sparked the new investment (page 7, King/Spadina Secondary Plan Review).

They note that there would be an emphasis on built form, but as I mentioned before, investors were not motivated to build because of rules telling them what they should build (i.e. building height, etc). Developers build what the market is demanding, not what they like personally. The idea that it required government to advise them on what the customer would buy is ridiculous.

Ryan, please address this specific point if you would.

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