You could say that this project is actually in keeping with the D'Ambrosio visions above, since Douglas is shown as being more lowrise than highrise in those images.
For me it's just very self-evident that this area is the heart of the city, the line that connects downtown with Mayfair with Uptown. It will all merge to become the extended "super downtown" eventually whether we like it or not. It's the space that will make or break visions for more effective transit, possible mass transit, a thorough and complete bike lane network, etc. If we have 5- or 6-story buildings in the neighbourhoods (which we do, and have had for decades) then it shouldn't be too hard to understand why 5 or 6 stories on this site strikes many of us as seeming like not very much. The old brewery building on Government must have been about as tall if not taller than this project, you think?
But hey, you have to start somewhere. The ball needs to get rolling.
Edited by aastra, 11 April 2018 - 11:43 AM.