Where Should Tall Buildings Go?
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Where Should Tall Buildings Go?

2006_1_25romcondo.jpgIt’s pretty clear that Toronto needs to grow upwards and not outwards. Sprawl is causing smog, gridlock, and loss of greenspace. But like Torontoist has asked before, where should these tall buildings go? What should they look like? And just how tall is too tall?
Well there’s a heavyweight panel tonight that’ll be discussing these questions 7:30pm at the St. Lawrence Centre. City councillor and lover of tall buildings judging by his ward, Kyle Rae will be giving his two-cents. Chief Planner Ted Tyndorf will be there too.
In the last little while we’ve had a few fights about tall buildings, the ROM Condo (pictured) was the most prominent, probably because it was mucking around with a cherished local institution. But even a formerly low density residential neighbourhood like Parkdale is dealing wih high-density development. Also, how will a city coping with budgetary constraints deal with making sure that our infrastructure can take the increased density.