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Scared of heights

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Two articles in today’s Globe and Mail have contrasting arguments about tall buildings in Toronto and their relationship to public space.

John Bentley Mays addresses Toronto’s fear of heights while Stephen Teeple and Khaldoon Ahmad defend medium density.

Unfortunately neither of the articles address the relationship between real estate values and height which would take some of the mystery out of why developers continue to propose tall buildings in the face of neighbourhood criticism.