Toronto Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands | ?m | ?s | DundeeKilmer | KPMB

This just in from Mayor Ford's office... City Hall will be taking control of the Queen St Humane Society and converting it for use as an athlete's village(bunk beds will be installed in each former dog cage). The originally proposed Pan Am land will be expropriated and turned into downtown's largest Green P parking lot. The lot will have direct service by monorail to the mayor's planned Portlands shopping centre! :rolleyes:
 
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What's the site just north of the distillery district - I thought west donlands was just east of it.
 
They're tearing down buildings right now on the properties between Cherry and Trinity. I believe that's going to be the bus loading zone for the Pan Ams, rather than part of the athletes' village on the other side of Cherry.

What are they doing with the heritage building there? And the one at the SE corner of Cherry and Front?
 
Sorry, don't know the plans for the Canary nor the heritage building on the north side of that corner, which has been boarded up.

The Canary appears in the conceptual renderings of the completed neighbourhood. Sadly it is being molested by a larger building that is shown glommed onto the back side of it. Another facadectomy it would appear. I was thinking of taking this one up as a pet project (defending it's right to exist, unmolested) because I have a particular soft spot for the Canary Building.
 
Sorry, don't know the plans for the Canary nor the heritage building on the north side of that corner, which has been boarded up.

A Google search of pan am village Toronto
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(images) showed this rendering with the Canary restaurant in plain view...

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What exactly is a transport mall ?
 
The planners intended the Canary to help anchor the new city, but the Canary inconveniently closed (probably) because it wasn't making any money. As Toronto isn't a socialist statelet, this building will undergo adaptive re-use in a manner that makes financial sense. I hope for the best, and will complain if something nasty gets proposed...
 

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