Mr. Gee can always be counted upon to see, hear and wish things for Toronto that only exist in his feverish mind*.
The ‘Manhattanization’ of downtown Toronto
I know I know, but control yourselves and keep reading.
With thickets of new condominiums going up, and offices now coming hot on their heels, Toronto’s downtown is undergoing a kind of Manhattanization, its downtown becoming busier and livelier by the month. It is vital for the city to sustain that momentum, and a new report from the Canadian Urban Institute suggests how.
One wonders if he has ever even seen the real Manhattan...
* and it's not just him. Toronto is a city that so wants to be "world class" it is tearing itself down and rebuilding in a shadowy, dimly remembered version of actual world class cities, or at least the ones with sparkly tall buildings. A condo here (ok, more that just here), a office tower there. To Toronto, that's all it takes. No thought to people, city planning, nada.
All surface and no depth. Try visiting here, you'll see. There is nothing *to* see, beyond the Tower. Spend your vacation dollars wisely and visit the real New York.
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