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AndreaPalladio

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The Consumers Gas Building is a beautiful heritage building that dates back to before Confederation, though the Toronto Street facade is from 1876. It would be a travesty to demolish the building on account of its history and architecture, even if the facade were preserved.
It used to belong to the Prince of Liechtenstein - or the Grand Duke of Luxembourg - I always get them mixed up.
 

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It used to belong to the Prince of Liechtenstein - or the Grand Duke of Luxembourg - I always get them mixed up.

re: Liechtenstein vs Luxembourg...Ever so different...and yet genealogically identical (pretty well)

Walking through this neighbourhood, I'm often amazed by how much remains. Toronto St. is really still quite a treasure, even with all of the -'90s-'00s interventions. This addition should be respectful...not sure I'm holding out hope for it though.

As for reconstruction of the Grand Opera...I think the controversy of it all has my vote.
 

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Don Alfonso 1890 has vacated the building:

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This is the saddest news. I walk down the street on a weekly basis and have always enjoyed how quaint and fine-grained it is. I also had no idea how much more beautiful it was in the past, let alone that its future is in jeopardy with this new condo development :
 

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At the very least they should keep the facades. It’d really be sad and a waste to have them go completely.
 

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^^^ The interiors are worth saving too, especially in the Rosewater Building. Facadism is almost never the right solution, even if it's the easiest and cheapest one aside from outright demolition.
 

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Being so close to the core i'd say a 300 meter pencil tower would suit this area well,
..but then again lets be realistic with Toronto City Planning and say they would not allow anything taller than 165-180 meters
Probably not even that because of nearby St. James Park.
 

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Please lord, let no one ever touch this site for a tower redevelopment.

Sadly, I think redevelopment will be upon us in a few years. I confronted a drone operator that was flying it high above Adelaide, between Church and Toronto Streets, a few months back. I was annoyed because it was perhaps no more than 15 - 20 metres from my balcony.
 

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Sadly, I think redevelopment will be upon us in a few years. I confronted a drone operator that was flying it high above Adelaide, between Church and Toronto Streets, a few months back. I was annoyed because it was perhaps no more than 15 - 20 metres from my balcony.
Doubt there’s any worry of peepers with drones some just like to fly them
 

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These three addresses were all once part of the consumers gas HQ. Also the one around the corner on Adelaide where Nami restaurant is today (which was originally part of the courthouse); after 1904 it was a showroom for gas appliances.

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