Architects: Sweeny &Co Architects Inc., Stephenson Engineering
Developer: Allied Properties REIT
Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snohetta. 2015.
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!
Bregman + Hamann Architects, 1981
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.