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The Politics of Vacancy: The History, and Future, of Toronto's Condo Euphoria

This article was originally published on ArchDaily on 13 February 2018. 

The City of Toronto has a long, fraught relationship with development and vacancy. The map of the initial Toronto Purchase of 1787 between the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the British Crown, which would later establish the colonial territory that became Toronto, conceives of the landscape as a single, clearly defined vacant lot anxious for development. Or, as artist Luis Jacob better described it, “signifying nothing but an empty page waiting to be inscribed at will.” Over two-hundred years later, as housing availability, prices, and rental shortages drive vertical condominium developments in the city, the politics of the vacant lot have never felt so palpable.

© Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro + 24

ARTE S / SPARK Architects

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Gelugor, Malaysia
  • Architects: SPARK Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 72500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc

© Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai + 30

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: Amphibianarc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

COOKFOX Architects' 550 Vanderbilt Condo Opens for Sale

COOKFOX Architects’ new project, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue has opened for sale. The 17-storey building will be the first of four condominiums in the 22-acre Pacific Park Brooklyn development in Prospect Heights. The project aims to create a new neighbourhood of 14 buildings, all connected to 8-acres of public green space designed by landscape architecture firm Thomas Balsley Associates. Read more about this project after the break.