GOOD NEWS ON THE HERITAGE FRONT – THE SULTAN STREET TOWNHOUSES ARE NEARLY BACK

sultan2SULTAN STREET is a tiny cul-de-sac in the Bloor/Yorkville district, an upscale neighbourhood in the heart of downtown. It’s become a prime condo development site and this row of Victorian red brick houses <PHOTO BELOW> are in the middle of it. They were taken apart and re-assembled with great care while a curvy office building went up behind. The project is almost finished and you can be sure the rents will go way up along this picturesque row.

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SIX OF TORONTO’S MOST BEAUTIFUL VICTORIANS ARE BEING ‘WEDDED’ TO A NEW GLASS TOWER

SULTAN4 At the moment it looks as if there’s nothing left but their facades <PHOTO ABOVE>. But plans are to join Sultan Street’s red-brick Victorian houses to a 9-storey office block going up behind them. This tiny street sits in the heart of Bloor/Yorkville, an upscale district in the heart of downtown. It’s become a prime condo development neighbourhood. Hariri Pontarini Architects.  <PHOTOS BELOW – Sultan Street as it was, as it is now, and as it will be>

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