Toronto's heritage community has suffered a tragic loss. Heritage Toronto has reported that Woodcliffe Properties President Paul Oberman died in a plane crash last night in Maine. Oberman was a staunch supporter of Toronto's Heritage Community and was responsible for restoring Toronto's Summerhill Station as a LCBO.

Oberman worked tirelessly to preserve many Toronto heritage buildings. His restoration of Summerhill Station brought Toronto national and worldwide attention. Other buildings that Oberman restored included the Gooderham Flatiron Building, the Shops at Shchrivener Square and he was in the process of redeveloping and restoring Market Street in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. He also worked tirelessly to try to preserve the Downsview Hangars before they were demolished last year.

As someone who truly wanted to contribute to making Toronto a beautiful city, Oberman understood the value in preserving our heritage while building for the future. His tragic loss leaves a great void in this city's building and heritage community. All of us at UrbanToronto extend our deepest sympathy to his friends and family. 

Full Heritage Toronto statement here