A general observation, imo the "heritage facade" being retained at a negative to the overall design of the site. Since the redesign was unveiled, the jut out from the newly created sidewalk space this development allows is a hard pinch point.
Why is this facade not dismantled and ported down the street to a area where it might help contribute to an appropriate street wall? Fill in a hole on Yonge or Queen? I am sure Mizrahi could sell/or half fund its relocation to fully realize Foster's design?
If they can rebuild the facade of 88 and e+y surely this can be moved and rebuilt.
Because facadism isn't the goal of heritage preservation.