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Col du Edworthy

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There aren't many redeeming qualities but one nice feature are the front windows in the first pic slide back. I still think it looks like a Mormon temple and a medical office had an illegitimate child, but the best description I've heard is from my father-in-law calling it "The church of Jesus Christ they have too much f'n money"
 

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I think it’ll look better when there’s some trees and such around it, but yeah not my personal preference. I like the large convex windows at the front. Would be a great place to throw a party.
 

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Yea the whole stretch of Crescent heights hill or even a block or two should be rezoned to allow mixed use buildings with bars/patios/restaurants/shops on ground level/2nd storey and another 2-4 storeys max of premium residential units on top. It has the potential to become a huge tourist hotspot, unfortunately we rather cater to a few elites. I know its sounds like an extremely socialist idea but lets say if a strip of homes was bought up by a developer and a rezoning application was submitted and there happened to be an extreme outrage from the locals living along the land(very likely), what would that make them? The capitalist thing to do with that land is use it in the most efficient way possible to generate the most value for land. I really hope one day that hill can be put to better use.
 

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public enjoyment? Seems obvious to me.
Public already can and does enjoy the area. I’m just not of the mindset that everything should be mixed use multi family. There is nothing wrong with having an area with great views being single family mansions.
 

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While neat to think about possibilities I can't help but think the "fix is in" for Crescent Road, she's staying gigantic SFH's.
 

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Definitely, and the houses will only get bigger lol. Did the Shaw house at the end of Crescent Road ever sell? remember it was listed for like $10 000 000 a few years ago.
 

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Public already can and does enjoy the area. I’m just not of the mindset that everything should be mixed use multi family. There is nothing wrong with having an area with great views being single family mansions.
Lol sure, but in addition to Crescent Heights and Rosedale, there is also Briar Hill, St Andrews Heights, Mount Royal, Scarboro, parts of Edgemont, parts of Ramsay (and I'm probably missing some more) that all have the same defining feature of being elevated and providing city & or mountain views.

Crescent Road definitely would be best out of all those neighbourhoods to have intensification especially with it's proximity to the core.
 

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