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View Poll Results: Fastest evolving place of the three?
Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale (MIA) 24 20.87%
Greater Toronto Area (the GTA) 44 38.26%
Greater Washington DC (the DMV) 47 40.87%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-31-2016, 11:16 AM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Toronto

Has to be T.O. ....2nd most construction cranes currently operating in the world after Dubai.

New condo buildings galore.

Washington DC growing ...who knew?

I visited DC a couple of years ago and it was sleepy compared to Toronto.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Toronto

Has to be T.O. ....2nd most construction cranes currently operating in the world after Dubai.

New condo buildings galore.

Washington DC growing ...who knew?

I visited DC a couple of years ago and it was sleepy compared to Toronto.
How many people is Toronto adding a year? I know the construction is intense there right now.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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In the downtimes, guess where rich South Americans take their money?
Right now the Million+ RE market is hurting because the US Government is scrutinizing sales at above that amount. Couple this with the flood of product coming on the market and it signals for softness ahead. Nonetheless, those with the money will continue to come to the MIA.
I think people really under estimate how much Wealth there is in the Miami metro hence the following:



The map above and table below chart the numbers of billionaires across the world’s cities.

Metro | Number of Billionaires | Share of Billionaires

New York 116 6.4%
San Francisco 71 3.9%
Moscow 68 3.7%
Hong Kong 64 3.5%
Los Angeles 51 2.8%
London 50 2.7%
Beijing 46 2.5%
Mumbai 33 1.8%
Miami 31 1.7%
Istanbul 30 1.6%
Seoul 29 1.6%
Paris 27 1.5%
Sao Paulo 27 1.5%
Shenzhen 25 1.4%
Taipei 25 1.4%
Dallas 24 1.3%
Singapore 22 1.2%
Chicago 19 1.0%
Shanghai 19 1.0%
Zurich 18 1.0%

The Geography of the World's Billionaires - CityLab
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Montreal/Miami/Toronto
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How many people is Toronto adding a year? I know the construction is intense there right now.

City of Toronto adding roughly 35-40K, metro about double of that.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Toronto

Has to be T.O. ....2nd most construction cranes currently operating in the world after Dubai.

New condo buildings galore.

Washington DC growing ...who knew?

I visited DC a couple of years ago and it was sleepy compared to Toronto.

Take a ride on 695 across town in DC towards the 395 bridge and tell me how sleepy it looks.

DC's seen so much growth even congress wants to slow it but cant:

This Iowa Congressman Has Really Had It With D.C. Cranes - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Btw that is just one development site.

Last edited by the resident09; 08-01-2016 at 10:41 AM..
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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City of Toronto adding roughly 35-40K, metro about double of that.
The Greater Toronto area was consistently adding 100,000 people per year for more than the last 20 years, although in more recent years it dipped to 80-90,000 as more people were drawn out west to Alberta's oil boom. I can see it going back up over 100,000 again now that Alberta has become less desirable since the oil crash.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:02 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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How many people is Toronto adding a year? I know the construction is intense there right now.
Has to be at least 100,000 a year .....Canada receives about 250,000 immigrants a year,
Almost half settle in southern Ontario/GTA....plus Canucks from all over move to Toronto Area too.
Like me....I'm no Torontonian.....we move here for work. Toronto is Canada's big draw, like NYC.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:28 AM
 
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Take a ride on 695 across town in DC towards the 395 bridge and tell me how sleepy it looks.

DC's seen so much growth even congress wants to slow it but cant:

This Iowa Congressman Has Really Had It With D.C. Cranes - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Btw that is just one development site.
Agreed. I just took this photo and don'the know if you can see it but there are 9 cranes and just to the left side of this is another 6. Lots of construction going on here.

The photo is mine btw.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Toronto

Has to be T.O. ....2nd most construction cranes currently operating in the world after Dubai.

New condo buildings galore.

Washington DC growing ...who knew?

I visited DC a couple of years ago and it was sleepy compared to Toronto.
Can Torontonians ever highlight the best of their city without putting down others? We get it. You guys are God's gift to humanity and fart rainbows and fairy dust. We've heard it all before.

DC is actually booming. The CSA has averaged over 109k new residents a year. So, yes, DC is growing.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Agreed. I just took this photo and don'the know if you can see it but there are 9 cranes and just to the left side of this is another 6. Lots of construction going on here.

The photo is mine btw.
Its not just The Wharf either.

There's the MGM Grand
National Harbor and Navy Yard are booming
Tysons is adding a new tallest for the region (Capitol One HQ)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening up soon
So is the Green Collection/Museum of the Bible
Dupont Underground
International Spy Museum at L'Enfant
11th Street Bridge Park
Union Station Revitalization
Union Station Expansion
NoMa Condo Boom
Constitution Gardens Renovation
Freer/Sackler Gallery Renovations
National Mall Restoration
Capitol Building Restoration
Silver Line Phase 2
Purple Line
National World War I Memorial
DC United Stadium

DC is averaging 12k a year in population gain this decade. It's actually growing faster in percentage terms than Toronto!

http://www.wdcep.com/gis/2015/Top2016Projects/

That said, BMI wasn't interested in us listing all of DC's projects though. He just wanted to be a smug about his hometown.
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