The design was apparently influenced by farmsteads that once occupied much of Mississauga.
Occasionally, the Toronto Photography Blog belies its name and strays from Toronto. Look out for more images from my home town Mississauga.
On that note, much of April will be dedicated to Buffalo, the city many of us drive by but don’t stop and visit. Expect great architecture, lots of silos and shots of another elevated expressway.
This project removes many of the at-grade street crossings with below grade rail corridors. Here the corridor is being lowered to pass under three roads.
According to the Toronto Port Authority website, this is “set to become the world’s first underwater pedestrian tunnel connecting an airport to mainland.”
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada, Inc. has two buildings on this site. I am unsure in which building the pellets are made.
Suncor, who owns Petro-Canada Lubricants, makes over 350 lubricants, specialty fluids and greases.
The street-level crossing has been removed and replaced with a below-grade rail corridor and a Strachan Avenue overpass. Currently, only the north side passage is open. You can see the orange and white tarps covering the future overpass.
As mentioned at UrbanToronto.ca, the building and land is owned by the Toronto Port Authority and will most likely be developed by Oxford Properties.
Perhaps the rectangular concrete masses reveal the specific functional zones of the building – lecture halls. Only a small section on the other side has windows.
The building has been sold to an investor who has promised to retain the entire building instead of only a facade, like so many other buildings in Toronto.
The surroundings probably looked exactly like this back in 1967.
Rosedale opened along with all the subway stations on the Yonge line from Union to Eglinton.