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Old Posted Aug 31, 2017, 2:59 PM
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Is that a restoration or are they putting a new building behind the restored facades?
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2017, 3:10 PM
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Is that a restoration or are they putting a new building behind the restored facades?


So as it stands now the sections on the rear and west walls that won't be brick were the sections that originally had little in the way of detail. Where you see the new cornice ending is where it did originally when built. The new glass section will be the only addition. Currently that is just an indent in the back of the building where they will be installing new floors.

If you go to this link you will see what I mean.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6504...7i13312!8i6656


Also from urbantoronto.ca ;

August 30, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau
"The south wall, and most of the west wall, are covered by more common unglazed white brick and mortar, with portions where the building used to back against a parking garage clad in a cementitious material. It has been found that these portions are in a poorer condition, and it is proposed that they be covered by an insulated porcelain tile cladding system with mullion-free punched windows. The more clean-lined walls and windows are meant to defer to the grander ornamentation of the other walls."
more: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/08/...e-office-tower

source: http://www.oxfordproperties.com



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The new rear side.


Cornice replacement.
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This picture shows two restoration type projects in Halifax. The building with the white upper level had a bit of work done, and a new interior is being built for the one to the left of it. You can see the steel frame of the new structure extending above the shell.

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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:00 PM
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The Westinghouse building, former HQ of Westinghouse Canada, in Hamilton is getting restored after being abandon for decades.


http://historicalhamilton.com/hamilt...tinghouse.html


http://historicalhamilton.com/hamilt...tinghouse.html

You can see the Westinghouse factory and the headquarter to the right

http://workerscity.ca/east-end/canadian-westinghouse/


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The building will be studio space, rental office space, etc.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:13 PM
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This picture shows two restoration type projects in Halifax. The building with the white upper level had a bit of work done, and a new interior is being built for the one to the left of it. You can see the steel frame of the new structure extending above the shell.

Lovely Northeastern North American Victorian commercial architecture with a Halifax flavor!

(Not that I can put my finger exactly on any specific trait like 5-sided dormer bay windows... I'm not that familiar with Halifax's styles)
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:16 PM
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I wanted to buy and restore this 150-year old building but it got demolished this summer while I was away. I was slightly annoyed when I found out about it... however, I definitely don't need any more projects at this time, so it would probably have been a bad decision (but I like heritage preservation, so I'd likely have made it anyway had I known it was about to be razed).

https://www.google.ca/maps/@46.82700...2!8i6656?hl=fr
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:50 AM
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Lovely Northeastern North American Victorian commercial architecture with a Halifax flavor!

(Not that I can put my finger exactly on any specific trait like 5-sided dormer bay windows... I'm not that familiar with Halifax's styles)
The stuff that is more unique to Halifax (within a North American context, or sometimes globally if it was a mix of European styles with NA materials) is from around 1750-1860. Later on, American styles became more popular. The building with the white upper level was built in 1820 but had extra ornamentation added in the Victorian era. The two on either side are probably from around the 1870's and then the two on the far left are from 1890-1910.

The fact that there's moss growing on the buildings is I suppose somewhat local flavour too. That happens here in Vancouver as well, but there aren't a lot of old buildings here.

Here's another picture I took:



Another one restored 1-2 years ago:



This one's a stretch to include but I think it's a gem:



Not sure if it's new or if I simply never noticed before, but it's got a City of London heritage plaque. I don't know what the story behind that is.

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Newly restored building at 490 De La Gauchetière, now home to shopify.

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