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Outrageous (and fake) condo development proposals causing a stir across Toronto

Last Updated Oct 24, 2016 at 9:40 am EDT

Old City Hall will be converted to a four-storey parking garage to accompany a 90-storey condo, according to a development proposal posted on the heritage site’s front steps.

The sign has caused much confusion these last few days, but rest assured, it’s a fake – and it’s not the only one.

A link at the bottom of the poster takes you to this website, which features even more outrageous development plans on some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

For instance, a 40-storey condo will be built half-way in the air and connecting to the CN tower. The Blue Jays will be getting some new neighbours, with two 60-storey towers proposed to be built on top of the stadium. City Hall is slated for the construction of 198 parking spaces to be built six levels below, for an anticipated 50-storey residential building.

 

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Images taken from developmentproposal.tumblr.com

 

Glo’erm and Tuggy, the artists listed on the website and said to be the creators of the ‘Development Proposal’ project, provided no explanation as to why they posted the notices.

CityNews did reach out to the artists listed on the website, but our messages were not returned.

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The City of Toronto confirmed the poster was not legitimate, and in a statement to CityNews, said they had updated the design of their signs.

“These signs are not the product or property of the City of Toronto, nor do they represent any development proposals the City is aware of. Residents concerned about the placement of, or safety issues with these signs can call 311, and a municipal enforcement officer will investigate to ensure signs are safe and legally placed.

The City of Toronto does have a new version of the development sign, and it can be found here,” Bruce Hawkins wrote in an email.