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Richmond Adelaide Centre: 85 Richmond West 
85 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Developer: Oxford Properties Group


Richmond Adelaide Centre: 85 Richmond West | 46m | 11s | Oxford Properties | WZMH

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Ward 28 - Tor & E.York District

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Site Plan Approval application for the renovation and enhancement of the existing building. Scope of work includes heritage restoration, re-cladding and the addition of floor area to certain portions of the building while maintaining the existing overall footprint.
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Type Number Date Submitted Status
Site Plan Approval 17 224564 STE 28 SA Aug 29, 2017 Under Review

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Are there any historical photos of the property? A quick glance on the Toronto Archives didn't reveal anything.
 
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I have worked in this building - it has been, and will continue to be (until the current occupant moves to their new location) a very high security, restricted environment, with no general public accessibility, not even to the lobby. Which is a shame, and hopefully to be rectified in its new incarnation. The lobby has some wonderful art deco features - to me its kind of reminiscent, on a much smaller scale, to the Dominion Public Building Long Room.
 

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Wait, why did they not approve the lighter cladding? Seems like an odd change.
 

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Considering where that is who's going to see it from outside beyond workers in a couple of towers to the south?
It still looks little silly. 100 years ago developers did substitute red brick for stone for facades that wouldn't be seen. This isn't a back alley though.
 

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If you read through the revised HIS (p. 47-8), it explains why this direction was chosen. Makes sense when you hear the full story.

Still looks odd though...
 

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