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Oh the Urbanity!: On shade and shadow
200 Queens Quay West in Toronto
A video from Oh the Urbanity! on opposition to new housing in downtown Toronto, with concerns about views and shadows resulting in 500 homes (30 of them non-market rentals) getting cut from a high-rise project.
As Michael Mortensen likes to say, if you want a project to have more rental apartments and more non-market rentals, what you need is more Vitamin D: density.
The official position of the city of Toronto appears to be that shadows from trees are good, but shadows from buildings are bad. On shade and shadow, December 2018.