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20161225. Only two walls of the heritage-designated 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building remain standing as construction commences on the future two-building King Blue Condominium and Hotel complex.

20161225. Only two walls of the heritage-designated 1927 Canadia

20160929. The massive concrete pads supporting the columns (or bents) of the Gardiner Expressway sit unearthed at the site of the future WestBlock / LakeShore / LakeFront development (where the art deco Loblaw Groceterias building will be re-built).

20160929. The massive concrete pads supporting the columns (or b

20160727. A top-down view of Toronto’s Commerce Court West Tower.

20160727_8193_682x1100Note the green roof of the Toronto Dominion Centre banking pavilion to the right.

20160312. All that remains of the 1928 Art Deco Loblaws Grocerterias Warehouse (Lakeshore and Bathurst, Toronto).

20160312. All that remains of the 1928 Art Deco Loblaws Grocerterias Warehouse (Lakeshore and Bathurst, Toronto). Photo20130804_0172-6DDon’t worry as they are going to be “re-establisng an original” by saving 100,000 bricks and stonework for the West and South faces with a couple of condo towers behind and an addition on top.

20160306. Toronto’s 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building has donned an exoskeleton.

20160306. The 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building has donned anThis is a great example of the Commercial Style Architecture, also known as Chicago Style as this form was developed in Chicago after the 1871 fire. It’s metal skeleton framing was a new development allowing for buildings of greater height, more floor space and maximum light and ventilation as opposed to the load-bearing brick buildings that came before it. This building has Classical detailing and terra cotta trim – a rare combination in Toronto.

Although heritage-designated, property owners are allowed to develop on site. The building’s North and West faces are to be incorporated into the King Blue Condos (48 and 44 storeys) designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects and developed by the Greenland Group. This condominium comes with a Section 37 payment of $1.25 million for public amenities.