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Toronto's Mega-Boom (No 56K)

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Toronto is currently going through a boom, primarily condos but office buildings are now on the rise also. It is estimated that a new condo is sold every 4 minutes in Toronto, which if you do the math is quite staggering.

These are buildings approved/proposed/underconstruction

Trump Tower Toronto - 324m / 1066ft

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College Park 3 - 75 floors

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1 Bloor East - 219m / 718ft

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Bay-Adelaide Centre - 218m / 715ft

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Signature - 218m / 715ft

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Shangri-La - 214m / 702ft

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Ritz-Carlton - 213m / 699 ft

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Four Seasons - 193m / 633ft

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Hummingbird Centre - 189m / 620ft

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Maple Leafs Sqaure - 186m / 610ft

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RBC Centre - 185m / 607ft

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Quantum North - 160m / 525ft

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Telus Tower - 160m / 525ft

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The Uptown Residence - 158m / 518ft

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Festival Tower - 157m / 515ft

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Residence of College Park 1 - 154m / 505ft

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Spire - 145m / 476ft

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Casa - 138m / 453ft

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Pinnacle Centre 3 - 137m / 450ft

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X - 137m / 450ft

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West One - 136m / 446ft

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Montage - 131m / 430ft

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The Met - 127m / 417ft

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Crystal Blu - 126m / 413ft

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Verve - 120m / 393ft

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Quantum South - 118m / 387ft

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18 Yonge - 117m / 384ft

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M5VLife - 116m / 381ft

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N1 - 114m / 374ft

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Murano North - 113m / 370ft

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London on the Esplanade - 109m / 358ft

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Accolade

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Platinum XO

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500 Sherbourne 107m / 350ft

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One Saint Thomas - 106m / 347ft

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Infinity East Tower

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One Bedford - 100m / 328ft

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Pure Spirit

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The Victory - 94m / 308ft

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Eq2

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Malibu

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Breeze

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Grand Triomphe

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Canada Life

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Rosewood

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22 Condominiums

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The Forest Hill

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Hudson

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Element

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Quay at West Tip Top

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Panache Condominiums

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Rosewood 2

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CCBR

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The Rockefeller on Bay

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Minto Gardens

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Boutique Condos

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88 on Broadway

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764 Yonge

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900 Mount Pleasant

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The Avenue

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Dia

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Saint Gabriels Village 1 & 2

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MaRS Discovery District

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The Pointe

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2077 LakeShore West

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The Lotus

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One City Hall

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Promenade Park

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Neo

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W Hotel

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Morrison Hall

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Honestly I could keep on going but we'll stop right there. There is a whole list of buildings without renderings also.

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That is crazy! WOW is all that I can say. Are all of those projects approved?

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Its about 1/3 proposed, 1/3 approved, 1/3 already under construction.

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Talk about a mega-boom; Toronto has to be among the worlds busiest cities with all those projects. Dubai UAE is the only I can think of with more?

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Wow, no doubt... ditto all of the above. This is amazing, and I had NO idea Toronto was this busy right now.

Any ideas what's fueling this boom? Is the economy in Toronto just excellent all-around, or is there any one major industry playing into this?

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It's a combination of a good economy and immigration. The metro grows by about 110,000 every year so you have to find a place to put all these people, many choose your typical sprawl and many choose downtown condos.

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Hummingbird Centre - 189m / 620ft

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:shok: My goodness, it's almost like a mini-Dubia up there. ^I really like this on though.

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:shok: My goodness, it's almost like a mini-Dubia up there. ^I really like this on though.

To say that's quite a bit of construction would be an understatement.

I did the math...one condo every four minutes is 131,400 in a single year. I really think that qualifies as a boom. (and I thought Atlanta was booming...)

You like this Hummingbird thing? Honestly, my first thought was, "There was an old lady who lived in a shoe"... :D

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With one glaring exception (in my humble opinion of course), nearly all of those buildings are very very cool, modern and stylish, I too can't wait to go to Toronto in a couple of years. Thankfully I was beat to the punch though, what is that monstrosity called the Hummingbird Center??? Please say that is only proposed and soon to be nixed. I find it hard to believe that design won out over some other competitive submittal. Maybe it's just that particular rendering, a bad angle, something...

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The Hummingbird Centre was actually designed by Daniel Libeskind.

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Thought his name sounded familiar, been a while since I've come across his work other than Freedom Tower which has become a perversion of sorts.. Anyway, explains a lot, to me anyway. I am all for moderism, post-moderism, neo-classsical, abstract architecture, etc., though I'm not sure what you call some of his projects, cubist/minimalist/Salvador Dali meets a good drug trip? I personally do not find his works to be good architecture. Perhaps as abstract symbols, but I wouldn't say they blend into the landscape or relate to the environs around them, or make one feel comfortable using them, living in them, being in them, or to me, look at them. That's a personal opinion of course, but am I the only one who is reminded of all the negative things out of the Clockwork Orange or the Gulag described by Alexander Denysovich?

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You like this Hummingbird thing? Honestly, my first thought was, "There was an old lady who lived in a shoe"... :D

Thankfully I was beat to the punch though, what is that monstrosity called the Hummingbird Center??? Please say that is only proposed and soon to be nixed. I find it hard to believe that design won out over some other competitive submittal. Maybe it's just that particular rendering, a bad angle, something...

My goodness, you make one opinion and you get jumped all over. ;):) Well anyway, I like it mainly because of the bottom part. I think it look very innovative.

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This must explain why the 401 freeway goes from a 4 lane divided freeway to 350924093 lane divided freeway after one exit :rofl:

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