TO SAVE OUR CITY’S HERITAGE, DEVELOPERS ARE WRAPPING VICTORIANA IN MODERNITY

HOUSES1The John Irwin House, built in 1872-73 on Grenville Street has been saved – chimneys and all – and is now part of a high-rise development.  It will soon be bookended by second tower. Queen Victoria would not be amused.

HOUSES3On St. Thomas Street at Sultan, a red brick Victorian row is being enveloped by a new curvy office building. The row is being painstakingly reassembled and when finished it should be quite fine – although it won’t be quite the same.

<The Design Exchange, formerly the TORONTO Stock Exchange, is tucked into a TD Bank building on Bay Street.  It’s all there.>

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One thought on “TO SAVE OUR CITY’S HERITAGE, DEVELOPERS ARE WRAPPING VICTORIANA IN MODERNITY

  1. At St. Thomas and Sultan there’s enough of the old to stand up to the new. The Grenville St. example is pathetic and ridiculous. And it’s not like the house itself has any particular merit.

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