81 Wellesley Street East (Aragon, seeking 28s, Core)

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    That building is currently a support centre for cancer survivors and those going through the recovery process.
     
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    It's a deep lot. But I don't know if a tower could be easily set behind the house. There's also a coach house at the back, that I can't see remaining if a tower is planned for the site.

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    I wonder how the price went from 3.2M in the ad to 4.5M selling price. Was there a bidding war?
     
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    It's not like this is going to be more than 25 or 30 stories max., it'll fit the lot just fine. It's a hell of a shame to lose these buildings though.
     
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    http://thetorontoblog.com/2011/09/2...ld-by-cancer-patient-support-centre-for-4-5m/

    Condo highrise expected for Church-Wellesley site sold by cancer patient support centre for $4.5M

    Photos on the article link

     
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    Wow. Thanks for that post.

    Let's hope whatever goes in is either a lovely miracle of adaptive re-use, or at least a worthy successor. The brick building on the corner is awfully cute, I'd hate to see it go. Same for the house. This intersection is desperately in need of rejuvenation, though, especially on it's north-east and north-west sides. The buildings there are in notably awful shape.
    I find it interesting that Church Street has been so immune to development in this recent boom. It's a street that does excellently, despite it's crumbling buildings and extortionist rents.
     
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    there was a project at dundonald which have been 25 stories but it wanted to wipe out historic buildings so got kaibashed. another application up the street is around same height in the open field on a corner at isabella i believe.
     
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    There's another dev coming someday further up Church St, close to Bloor St, that involves a bunch of old houses etc.
     
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    Wow, they just keep targeting the Village. I'm generally a pro-development kind of guy, but right now I just wished they would leave Church Street the way it is (although some renovations would be nice). I'm glad that the Church/Gloucester proposal got withdrawn earlier this year. Facadism incorporating houses and nice old apartments just looks awkward and unnecessary. Church Street (south of Gay Village), around Carlton is where this is needed to fill in the ugly parking lots and incomplete streetscape.
     
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    They should leave Church St. alone between Alexander & Isabella. I'd like to see that whole strip receive a special designation so that any developments are heavily scrutinized.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with the building on the n/w corner, it's in good condition save for mountains of pigeon poop. On the n/e corner is a fabulous building but it desperately needs some serious attention before it collapses onto itself but it should never be considered for redevelopment. A case could be made for full restoration of the front west & south sides and then rentals built in behind making full use of the lot and create proper sized apartments - and more of them. As for 501 Church/77 Wellesley I can't believe anyone is entertaining tearing down that perfectly good building. Everything here works, why break it?
     
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    There goes the village.
     
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    This (heritage designation) should have been done years ago...may be a little to late to save the old heap.
     
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