The LCBO store at the southeast corner of King and Spadina opened in a new building back on December 4, 2009. At the time many Urban Toronto members criticized the fact that a one storey building was allowed to be constructed at such an urban location. Now we learn that the construction was very much a temporary thing. Signage has gone up indicating that Cabo Three Investments has applied to construct a 39 storey mixed-use building containing 443 condos units plus commercial uses at-grade and on the second floor.

Spadina and King LCBO RedevelopmentZoning amendment sign, image by jasonzed.

While we certainly favour high-rise development here we have to wonder about the waste of building a one storey building for such a short period of time.