Glass Towers, Angry Queen West Residents and Not So Starving Artists
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Glass Towers, Angry Queen West Residents and Not So Starving Artists

2006_3_29tower.jpgChinese architect Yongsang Ma has won the Mississauga competition to design the Absolute tower in Mississauga. The lithe looking glass tower was a heavy favourite to win the contest and he beat out six other finalists.
Queen West residents group Active18 and bird-friendly condo development WestSide lofts trade press conferences and barbs tommorow (thanks Spacing Wire!). Active18 is showing the press the results of its recent Queen West community design charette and WestSide lofts is bringing in recently firmless architect Will Alsop to launch their development.
Toronto artists apparently make more money than Canadian artists anywhere else. Per capita Vancouver has the most artists beating out even bohemian Montreal. Stats show that the average artist in Toronto makes 34K a year, not too shabby.
All this money doesn’t seem to be helping the CBC though, they’re looking at leasing out more of the Death Star broadcast centre on Front Street. Any takers?

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