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.>