Suncor, who owns Petro-Canada Lubricants, makes over 350 lubricants, specialty fluids and greases.
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.
The library opened in 1975. The co-op was added on top and opened in 1984. Together they make an unattractive complex with a Brutalist base and a modernist tower. Renovations of the surrounding exterior area start this fall.
The station’s glass roof featured a light installation called “Arc en Ciel” by Michael Hayden that stopped working in the mid-1990s. This installation may be restored with LED lighting.
The folded plate roof unifies these three sections of the school.
At one point, this handsome government building was slated for demolition. Can anyone verify that this is a Peter Dickinson building?
I am not that afraid of heights but leaning over the railing from a corner balcony made me a bit nervous.
John Martins-Manteiga’s Mean City documents some of Toronto’s finest post-war era modernist architecture. Although not mentioned in the book, I think that Old Mill station is also a fine specimen of modernism with its half elevated and half underground station design and beautiful views of the Humber River.
Queen’s Park subway opened in 1964 and the Ontario Power building in the background was completed in 1976.
The last day was February 16th, 2014. The lease expired and Chapters was not willing to renew with the increase in rent.
Specifically, the underground pedestrian tunnel links to south basement of the Whitney Block directly across the street from the Ontario Legislative Building and is the property of the province. A security guard is posted at the entrance to the tunnel.