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Old Posted Oct 30, 2019, 5:24 PM
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The Downside of City Booms that don't bust

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It's fun to be a skyscraper geek in Toronto- 100 or so tall projects u/c and an equal amount in the pipeline. Some supertalls in the mix.

But if quality of living issues are factored in.. for residents not skyline geeks... boom = construction noise, broken sidewalks, detours and related mayhem.

Must be tough, even for new buyers who may have actually known that they bought into a 5 year construction zone.

For those poor souls I say finish and rest for a bit.

When does the "actual" living in the city kick in lol.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2019, 5:46 PM
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I'm more worried about the long-term effects of short-sighted planning that churns out poor-quality projects and a lack of infrastructure investment to keep pace with growth.

The downside in Toronto is a city that is starting to choke on it's own growth.
As the necessary infrastructure improvements are kicked down the road, they only get more costly and disruptive when you can no longer delay and are forced to implement them.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2019, 6:25 PM
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gentrification of neighborhoods. the bad sides of it that is.

a real good recent thing for us personally is that because there are so many more residents and tourists over the years and traffic is so bad, the city took the cars out and made a bus only street out of 14th street recently. it's a rousing success and our street is so quiet and the air so clean its just amazing. you could roll a bowling ball down the street now lol! the mta plans to do more bus only streets on other busy cross streets in manhattan and i am all for it. i hope eventually they widen the sidewalks too.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2019, 7:32 PM
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gentrification of neighborhoods. the bad sides of it that is.

a real good recent thing for us personally is that because there are so many more residents and tourists over the years and traffic is so bad, the city took the cars out and made a bus only street out of 14th street recently. it's a rousing success and our street is so quiet and the air so clean its just amazing. you could roll a bowling ball down the street now lol! the mta plans to do more bus only streets on other busy cross streets in manhattan and i am all for it. i hope eventually they widen the sidewalks too.
That is probably the best idea the city had transportation wise. As the buses run above ground, they could taken some of the burden from the subways, giving time for them to get an overdue update in terms of the tracks, stations, etc.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2019, 10:58 PM
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Stuff starts to get real expensive.

Busts are nice to keep prices in line.
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