To learn more about the history of the John Street Roundhouse, come to a talk this Saturday: http://ow.ly/HZuho
The Guvernment will give way to the Daniels Corporation for a commercial/residential community.
This is the southern half of an Ontario Government office building situated east of the Ontario Legislature to which it is connected by tunnel. The building was erected in 1925 and the tower in 1932. The tower has sat empty since the late sixties.
In the two years since my last visit, the water level in the open pit has filled in noticeably (probably at 400 ft deep now). All the ore processing equipment, tanks and ancient excavator have been removed. The hole covers 85 acres, is 1700 feet long, 1100 feet wide and 600 feet deep.
Located in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, these curved 1965 modernist buildings are also known as the Bnai Fishel Towers. They were opened by then Premier John Robarts. Although initially quite luxurious, they fell into decline quickly. Recently the balconies were replaced – perhaps additional renovations were completed to help lessen the infamy of the complex.
I could not resist posting this image despite its low quality – I lived here for a short while when five years old!
This building, designed by B+H Architects, is located in the new future Downtown Markham under development near Warden and Hwy 7.
Bregman + Hamann Architects, 1981