investican

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Shiu Pong recently purchased the SE Corner of Huron/College. It seems to be about third of an Acre and currently has a freestanding building consisting of storefronts and apartments.

Don't know if the building is historical.

Interesting to see a proposal
 

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I remember hearing rumours about a potential development here. This site features a fair bit of build-able space including the parking space surrounding it. I'm kind of on the fence here, the existing building is a decent Victorian apartment block with retail space. Shiu Pong's portfolio of past projects has also been pretty inconsistent. Hopefully any future proposal here would resemble more Maxus than Lotus.
 
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the existing building has a really cool archway in the back that leads into a courtyard for horses or whatever. it's where the pita pit keeps it trash now. they'll have to keep it, its too good.
 

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According to the city's heritage property inventory, this building is not listed or designated.
 

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While the College St frontage could use some sprucing up, it's buildings like these that make a city interesting. What happens when we have none left.
 

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Here it is in 1925.

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^Interesting. I wish I'd talked to my grandma about Toronto at this time. (She was a UofT student then so likely hung around the 'hood.)

re: Shiu Pong: Noticed their HQ is at Spadina & Baldwin. Wonder if they'll redevelop that site next?
 

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^ Would love to see building concepts like 250 Bowery lining Spadina (b/w Dundas & College). Clean and attractive contemporary design with references to the classic brick warehouses south of Queen. My ideal form of urbanism.
 
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