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MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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What will Toronto's skyline look like in the near future?

What will Toronto look like in a few years? Simple to answer, check out this link:

http://goo.gl/To1nZ

It is a rendering of what the Toronto skyline will look like from Churchill Park Condominiums once all the "selling" and under construction buildings are complete. Pretty awesome!!

Hat-tip to Adam Costello for sending me the link last week. And, a big shout-out to whoever put this together! It is fantastic... if you know where it originated, please let me know...

Can't wait to see what Toronto will really look like in a few years, but I think this is pretty accurate!

Anyone have any other "future" images?
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MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@Mitchell.. We have updated our forum to be able to handle wider pictures, and shrink them down. Let's test this out:

Cool!
 
 
 
MOO STASH
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It is an amazing and well done composite. I would love to know who made that.
While it is incredible to imagine that, just look at all the projects -- they are pretty much all well underway. With the amount of new launches this year and last year, our skyline will be a lot more hopping than that in 5 to 10 years.
 
 
MITCHELL
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I did that render. I do lots of them and post them at UrbanToronto.com in a thread called Near Future Renders.

http://urbantoronto.ca/showthread.php?13179-Near-Future-Renders />

But you only have the legend of that render. I also did a much larger version with way more detail, as well as one back in time of how the same view would have looked back in 2000.That particular render is on page 10 of that thread and the conversation goes on for a few pages after that.I am not a professional and don't use fancy software to do my renders.

I only use MS Paint to do most of my work. and only use Photoshop to do some shading and blurring (That's all I know how to do in PS.)

Traynor
 
 
MARCO DIFOTI
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@Mitchell,
Really impressive work!
Quick question: How did you decide which projects to put on it? As an example, some of the projects shown have not even started sales yet, while others that are well under sales are not shown?
I imagine that you are showing all the projects possible, and the ones that are not shown are actually "hidden" by other buildings?
Great work!
 
 
MITCHELL
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I try to only add actual projects under construction or proposals that are imminent. Occasionally I include new proposals that haven't been accepted by the city or passed the OMB only because their impact would be really impressive in the picture, such as the Bloor and Parliament Towers proposal in that render.

Projects are only omitted if they would not be visible from the angle the original picture was taken from, or if they are hidden behind other buildings. OR in the case of this image, because I was so very tired of drawing buildings after a week and I figured if I missed a few in the Entertainment District it wouldn't be as noticeable After all, I draw each building by hand and it is fairly time consuming. LOL.

I hope you had a chance to visit the Near Future Render thread at UrbanToronto. I have a lot more renders there.

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MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Moo said:
...ith the amount of new launches this year and last year, our skyline will be a lot more hopping than that in 5 to 10 years.

The amount of construction in Toronto is incredible. There is so much construction that I often visit well known parts of the City, and no longer recognize my surroundings.
In fact, this has happened to me three times over the past 2 weeks:
- Liberty Village (every week this area looks different!);
- Entertainment District (right around Festival Tower); and,
- Leslieville (around Carlaw).
 
 
LEONARD THE BEE
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Over on Twitter, we had some requests to see what the CURRENT skyline looks like. We got just the answer for you!
On March 10th we wrote the blog post "Come Along on a Churchill Park Condominiums Walk-Through", which we took a photo of almost the same angle of the skyline.
Check out the picture, here: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UREUWk95bcs/TZSCDIf3wSI/AAAAAAAAIMg/fMw56-CzRRg/s1600/Exhibit%2B-%2Bviews.JPG
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Dang! Looks like the original image went dead. Here is a better image: http://goo.gl/wPawq
Also, while trying to find it, I also found this amazing/insane image: http://goo.gl/bokw8
 
 
ROY BHANDARI
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Wow. Some of these are incredible -- AWESOME work Mitchell. I want to bring more attention to these -- I know BuzzBuzz are talking about them but I would love to blog about them - Mitchell any chance you would allow me to use some of your images on my blog? Will give full credit to BBH Forum and you when I write :)
 
 
MARCO DIFOTI
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From this thread, I have spent some time looking for other sources. I really like the newest one that @Matthew posted. Nice find.
I just found this cool one from The Torontoist: http://torontoist.com/attachments/AlixandraGould/20100115toronto_future.jpg
There are no labels, but still nice to look at.
 
 
LEONARD THE BEE
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To to give you an idea of how much our skyline will change, only from new residential construction, check out this MAP (sorry!! Couldn't get this into a skyline view).
Here: http://goo.gl/1bQz9
 
 
MITCHELL
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Roy said:
Wow. Some of these are incredible -- AWESOME work Mitchell. I want to bring more attention to these -- I know BuzzBuzz are talking about them but I would love to blog about them - Mitchell any chance you would allow me to use some of your images on my blog? Will give full credit to BBH Forum and you when I write :)


I am happy tp let my renders be used in a Blog for personal reasons. If they are to be used by RE agents for their business use, I would prefer they not be used without my express consent.

I would also wish that they be credited properly, with links to their source material at UrbanToronto.ca.

Thanks

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MITCHELL
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Oh, I guess you can't post pictures that wide here on Buzzhome.

Oh well... you can view it here then:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=419899&page=18
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@Mitchell.. That animated GIF showing the past, present and future of the Toronto skyline is out of control cool! Thanks for sharing that killer link.
 
 
BRIAN ELIZABETH
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Mitchell, two big thumbs up!
The Torontoist one is pretty slick too!
 
 
URBANDREAMER
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The Yorkville Neighbourhood by Menkes will have to be added--both to bbh and that rendering--asap!
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@David, do you mean, "Yorkville on the Avenue"?
If so, I believe that this is a new release of suites to Pears on the Avenue.
See here: http://www.yorkvilleontheavenue.com/
 
 
MOO STASH
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^^Can you provide more info on this?
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@Moo: Of course. We should have more information soon.
@Everyone else: Check this out... Toronto was just named the 7th best "skyline" in The World... here: http://blog.buzzbuzzhome.com/2011/04/look-up-toronto-claims-7th-spot-in.html
 
 
MARCO DIFOTI
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^^I do not know about that @Matthew. Did you read his criteria for ranking the skylines?? It seems a little odd.
There is no doubt that Toronto has a nice skyline, but there are better rankings out there such as Skylines and Skyscrapers. Here Toronto is put in the 16th spot. http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html
 
 
MOO STASH
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Toronto's skyline is going to be INSANE! I should buy on Churchill Park, just to enjoy watching this happen real time!! Someone should do a 5 or 10 year time-lapse video!
 
 
MITCHELL
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That's great Matthew. It is mesmerizing to watch, isn't it?
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@Michell, when creating that image, did you come across any interesting insights on the city, that you wouldn't have figured out if you weren't paying so much specific interest to where projects were going to be located? Such as areas that are seeing great growth, but people are not noticing?
 
 
MITCHELL
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@Matthew

I am not sure I understand what you are asking exactly. I am so familiar with almost every square inch of Toronto if only because 20 years ago I was a courier for over 5 years and had to know almost every street, building and nuance of the city by heart. More at the core of the matter, I was born in Toronto and since I was very young, I was interested in urbanisation and architecture.

I have kept up with Toronto's development every step of the way, since the early 70's, when as a kid and a budding skyscraper geek, I watched in fascination, the building of Commerce Court West.

As far as the "word on the street" goes, I am only as in the loop as the websites I follow. You may be surprised to learn that these days and for the last five years I actually live in Ottawa.
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@mitchell... I just re-read my post, and it is not clear. I was wodering if you gained any interesting insights on the Toronto market, by spending a great deal of time composing the set-of-rederimgs you created.
By working so closely on it, you might have interesting insights into the market that others may have missed, such as "forgotten" areas of the city, or areas that have unique architecture that might be over looked by your average Joe.
Also, I find it fascinating that you actually live in Ottawa, and put this together for Toronto. Have you done the same for Ottawa?
 
 
MANNY RIEBELING
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Here's one for Vancouver http://www.shapevancouver.com/result_final.php
The result is not as spectacular as I thought it was going to be.
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Thanks Manny! I started a Vancouver thread, here: http://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/Forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=497
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Here are some future renderings from "Innsertnamehere" on the always amazing Skyscraper Page: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=198671

WHITE = the project has had preliminary renders, but no application has been submitted.

RED= the project has submitted an application to the city

GREEN= the project has been approved, but has yet to start construction

YELLOW= the project is currently in salesBLUE= the project is currently under construction

 
 
RYAN MCGOVERN
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@Matthew Slutsky - This is really cool as well (although it would appear that First Canadian Place has shifted a couple hundred feet to the east in the last 14 years).

http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/before-after/toronto-condos/index.html
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Wow! Just saw this image on Facebook:

The caption says: "Check out this latest Toronto Skyline rendering once all the up and coming condos have been built. The image was designed by Scott Dickson who specializes in advertising and technology."
 
 
MARCO DIFOTI
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@Matthew Slutsky I first saw this rendering, here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4rqSQ9pXRx8/UN8jcTXtLPI/AAAAAAAALuM/J-v30sixHE8/s1600/skyline-render.jpg

The comments say, "This new rendering contains, the mock ups of Oxford Place, both residential, commerical and office components, along with a completed @Aura at College Park and @Ice Condominium Phase 2 complex, 50 Bloor 27-37 Yorkville Ave (Minto) and @Number One Bloor. Signature at Cityplace is also included."
 
 
THEREDPIN
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Those are great renderings guys. In the beginning Toronto was supposed to become the next Manhattan....well after it's all said and done Manhattan will have some catching up to do!
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Watching the skyline change, and the culture, change over the past five years has been incredible. 

With all the intensification going one / planned / sold, it will be interesting to see Toroto five years from now.
 
 
THEREDPIN
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@Matthew Slutsky and with the weather turning, we will probably need a few more skyscrapers to handle the increased population.
 
 
 
 
 

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