Discussion in 'Neighbourhood Node' started by JasonParis, Apr 3, 2008.
Toronto’s landmark cube home up for sale
Interesting thread here. It appears people either love or hate the cubes.
Given it's proximity to the proposed Sumach station on the Downtown Relief Subway line, I'd think it would have to be demolished for the station construction (you can see it below, just south of, and dead-centre, of the station box).
I'd also think this would discourage any purchase, as the plan would likely delay any property redevelopment for some time. Though it would certainly have some long-term value. Though that's dependent of them actually building the subway - they have been talking about this since the 1940s in one form or another ...
...or somehow incorporate it into the station? I know, I'm getting outside the box, errr cube, here.
Hearing that Long & McQuade is moving the Saved by Technology store from Yonge St. to Eastern Ave. Possibly the auto body shop at Sumach and Eastern.
the building at 501 King is finally being demolished.
Permit application in:
501 KING ST E
TORONTO M5A 1L9
Ward 28: Toronto Centre-Rosedale
17 259507 BLD 00 NB
Nov 16, 2017
Restaurant Greater Than 30 Seats
Proposal to construct a new 2 storey (plus mezzanine) restaurant, greater than 30 seats. Part of foundation and 1 wall to be reused from demolished building. See also 17 200309 DEM, 14 141250 SA and 16 159293 MV.
Amazing they haven't given up. Word of this plan dates back to 2014. I noticed the building walled off with plywood this week, so demolition is likely happening soon. Presumably, progress reports will eventually be posted on their social media:
It's already half demolished - working from back wall forward.