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Lesser recognized buildings in Toronto that you enjoy

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Although as per the photo, the Dundas frontage has been a bit "adulterated" from its original prismatic white brick form.

That's a *really* strange place; I think it was actually built as an urban *hotel* in the 60s, though I don't know what the client was ingesting if he really believed that Dundas & Keele would be a marketable tourist-accommodation proposition in those years (and w/o parking, yet). In any case, it soon enough became a hospice/residence and has remained so ever since.

BTW the view of it from the back alley is fascinating, in that the balconies lend a bit of a "Lorraine Motel" effect.
 

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William Burgess PS in East York (1914), which owes a lot to Dwight Perkins' "Prairie schools" in Chicago--quite avant-garde for its time and place
Avant-garde indeed, and aging extremely well. At a century plus this gem has a more contemporary feel than many a building thrown up in this town in the 21st century.
 

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I've always been fond of these rentals near Alexander Muir park at Yonge and Lawrence

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And these two buildings (actually connected at the back) across from Rosedale station really stand out

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What happened with the Bellwoods plan?
Last quote anywhere regarding this was from January 2017. Previous estimates had a slated move-in date for summer 2017. I haven't even heard anything in the beer community grapevine regarding it still happening, or been dropped. A third facility was always needed (Hafis was going to be a barrel storage and brewing site not open to the public, but landlord delays shuffled the cards in their hand).

Source: Ben's Beer Blog
BBB: Lastly, what the heck is going on with 950 Dupont?
MC: The project has been delayed for the last 18 months while the landlord of the building reconfigures tenant areas and prepares to renovate. The landlord has a huge amount of work to do to the building before we can even start our work. It’s out of our hands at the moment. Our guess is it will be a minimum of a year before Bellwoods will even be doing any work in that building. In the meantime we’ll be focusing on improving everything we do at Hafis Rd. and Ossington.


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There does seem to be some active use... All out of the control of future tenants.
https://950lofteventspace.com/
https://www.instagram.com/950lofteventspace/

Google cache for real estate page dated May 12: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:jdffsFjIVSwJ:www.collierscanada.com/24206+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca
 

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This is one of the first buildings mentioned in this thread, posted by @ADRM on the first page.

I don't quite get the appeal of this one, but obviously I appear to be in the minority.
For me, personally, the shabbiness is part of the appeal. I'm assuming that is part of what you find unappealing.
 

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I think it would've been better without the green horizontal siding they put up in, I suppose, the 70s. (But at least the windows look original)
 

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