This week brings us the fantastic news (in my opinion) that the Greyhound shipping depot on the northwest corner of Front St. E. and Sherbourne St. is officially for sale as part of the Build Toronto initiative. I was alerted to this through a Globe story about various developments in the area: New Life on the Eastern Front. I'm not surprised to hear that there is lots of immediate interest from developers. The official Build Toronto press release is here: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2010/03/c9551.html A website has been set up to facilitate the sale, mostly expounding the virtues of the neighbourhood: http://www.154frontstreeteast.com/index.php And finally, if anyone is not familiar with the lot in question, here it is in all its concrete glory on Google street view. I recall reading years ago that part of this property was somehow slated to be a public park, though it's hard to envision how a park of any reasonable size could coexist with a condo tower. Either way, I think it would be hard not to improve on what's there now. The depot location was probably great 20 years ago, but the neighbourhood has outgrown it, and I'm sure the bus drivers struggling to turn onto jam-packed Sherbourne would be happier elsewhere, too. Now: will anyone defend the current building as an example of Brutalist architecture worth preserving?