This is the location of the future Lyon LRT Station on Ottawa’s new Confederation Line now under construction.
It is sad to see the facade of this 1968 International Style tower being removed and replaced with temporary walls. The office tower will be reclad in glass and 37 floors of condominiums will be added above.
This year, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre is 50 years old.
You can see what this area looked like shortly after the demolition of the Yorkdale subway commuter parkade at https://www.flickr.com/photos/vikpahwa/12895379454/
20141004. Into the mouth of the temporary bridge spanning the construction site of the future 100 Adelaide W, Toronto.
They were very unique. John Bentley Mays did a good job describing these apartments: “Every one of the five high-rises is a stack of 97 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, each disposed, like a small townhouse, on two floors. By eliminating corridors on every second floor — the elevator skips the floors without hallways — Dickinson was able to open out the common area in each apartment to the width of the whole slab. The results: a sense of spaciousness, light coming from two directions, good cross-ventilation and views of Lake Ontario for almost every resident of the towers.”
For a rendering of the building, go to http://www.qrcwest.com/en_building.htm.