Toronto’s edifice complex reaches new heights

Toronto’s edifice complex reaches new heights

Having ruined the waterfront with nondescript, boxy buildings, developers began moving north, making their way up Yonge Street. On Wednesday an ambitious developer finally put the two together, announcing Toronto’s newest, and Canada’s tallest, condo tower. The building comes with the requisite pretentious name: “The One,” presumably because the address would be One Bloor St. W. It’s not very inspired, but it’s probably better than the usual “Towers on the Grange by the Field near the Mall” that most developers opt for.

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Stollerys demolition raises questions about city heritage rules (CBC.ca)

Stollerys demolition raises questions about city heritage rules (CBC.ca)

An ABC Resident writes:  "I regret the untimely demolition of Stollery's store with its handsome Art Deco detailing. However those who share this point of view have only themselves to blame - myself included. Stollery's was never listed as a heritage building - what an oversight. It had never occurred to me that it wasn't yet. One had only to check with Heritage Preservation Services to find this out, and once known, action could/should have been taken - years ago!.  A lesson to be learned. If we have concerns about a building, check into its heritage standing and take it from there."

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