The Starbucks was Red Barn Burger or something like that. The food was pretty good (for greasy stuff), great place for breakfast on a Saturday. Not sure why they needed another Starbucks when there is the one next to Apache Burgers.
Sad to see, it could have been interesting if they had inserted the courts into the old building but at that time I guess it was all about having a new building rather than creatively using the old.
SE corner of King & Church:
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Owned by the City of Toronto, demolished to avoid spending $75,000 in repairs. Photo and caption from the Toronto Star:
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1970 caption: Destruction is planned for this row of ancient buildings on King St. E. just past Church. Against the advice of two groups concerned with conserving the best of Toronto's past, the city of Toronto will demolish these buildings for an as yet undetermined development. Protests have been ignored and wrecking continues. Last Published: 3/28/1970
That wasn't the Red Barn location. IIRC it was north side of Dundas, just the other side of the hydro ROW...
I know the one you're thinking of... the 'Mr. Sub' west of the 427. Referenced here, scroll about 1/2 way down:
Is it even still there anymore?
The new Starbucks at Dundas and Aukland was 'Red Cabin Hamburgers' up until about a year ago; IIRC. The latter can still be seen in Google Streetview; fleeting archive of images of buildings recently departed.
Thanks thecharioteer. I wonder who owns this land. They have patience in abundance.
Man, that lot has remained undeveloped for a long, long time. Over 40 years in fact.
King and Church, looking NE at the SE corner. April 10, 1971.
It's owned by the late Paul Oberman's company Woodcliffe, which owns most of the block.
The demolition of this building was one more step in galvanizing the heritage preservation movement in Toronto and led to the creation of the Inventory of Heritage Properties a few years later upon the election of David Crombie as mayor. Seems a long time ago!