DEVELOPERS ARE FINDING WAYS TO SAVE HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN TORONTO’S DOWNTOWN CORE

STNICHOLAS2    Fortunately some TORONTO developers are finding ways to save the old, while building the new – as opposed to the ‘tear ‘em down and start over’ approach.  <PHOTO ABOVE & BELOW a development on St. Nicholas Street at St. Mary incorporates an elderly warehouse with a new condo tower>

STNICHOLAS1<PHOTOS BELOW – a row of late 19th century commercial buildings on Yonge Street rescued by the builders of FIVE St. Joseph Condos and Hariri Pontarini Architects.> A new 48-storey modern tower behind incorporates a half-block of low brick buildings on Yonge with a couple of warehouses dating back to 1905 around the corner on St. Joseph.

STJOSEPH1STJOSEPH2The historical preservation involved restoration of the Yonge Street frontage, new windows, roofs, storefronts and cleaning of the brick facades.  The finished project below.

http://www.fivecondos.com

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