Comment 74260

By jason (registered) | Posted February 12, 2012 at 17:07:45 in reply to Comment 74259

To be honest, I'm hoping the city will put out a call for an international RFP for various reasons, but one of them is that I would love to see a major design firm do exactly what you're suggesting. Upon seeing the site, I'm confident that any architect or developer wanting to make a huge splash would ask this as their first question - "we're not allowed to build a signature tower to take advantage of that view, why???"
CN would be dead in the water at the OMB - with Toronto, as you've outlined, as the main argument.
If we can plan something dramatic, bold and visionary, I'm confident that some deep pocketed firms will gladly take CN to the OMB. BTW, locals haven't been NIMBY about high density residential. In fact, that's what they want. They were very concerned about the loss of all the residential land north of Barton being converted to retail, as am I. This makes an even better case for utilizing the residential lands left along Barton St and Bay St for well-designed, high density housing in order to feed the retail/commercial space nearby.

Comment edited by jason on 2012-02-12 17:08:04

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