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

grenvillestreet1HOUSES1The John Irwin House, built in 1872-73 on Grenville Street downtown, has been saved – chimneys and all – and is now tucked into a 50-storey condo building. It will soon be bookended by yet another high rise. 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.

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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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