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Old Posted Apr 19, 2017, 3:17 PM
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I'm kind of torn about the loss of the Temple Building. I think it was historically significant, but I also find its massing and details to be a bit ungainly. It wasn't exactly the most beautiful building of its time.

It's not a skyscraper, but another substantial building from that era that still exists is Toronto's Confederation Life building, which is just a block away on Yonge and Richmond.



Again, it's historically very significant and should be preserved but, for some reason, I find it to be a bit graceless:



I can't be alone in thinking this. To this day, despite being in a great location, it doesn't seem to attract great retail or commercial tenants. You can still see the drop ceilings and fluorescent lights in the offices, and the storefronts along Yonge still have the same shite awnings from the late 80s.
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