Lately everywhere I go there is a huge condominium being built or some other kind of interesting new construction project. It makes me really happy whenever I see this as it is a visible reminder of the city's growth and intensification. I get very excited to think about a denser, more vertical Toronto, and each time I see the scaffolding of a tall building-in-progress I cheer it on to myself, "higher! higher!" Most of the time I note the name of the development so I can look it up on the internet and read about it. I can't wait to see how the city's skyline develops and (vertical) spaces are filled in by the countless new buildings growing up as we speak. It almost makes me feel like getting old won't be so bad if I get to see the results of all this development.
I read some good news that satisfies my hunger for tall buildings in the Star recently. "Toronto has about 105 buildings over 12 storeys going up in the city, gushed Mayor David Miller, beaming as he presides over what he appropriately calls a 'renaissance,'" Royson James reports; "We are building more tall buildings in this city than all other cities in Canada combined." Especially after visiting Manhattan recently for the first time, this is music to my ears.