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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 4:48 PM
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The 118-year-old Waverly Hotel (& Comfort Zone) and Silver Dollar Room are gone now.






To be replaced with a mid-rise rental building:




While I'm not a big fan of façadism, surely they could've at least saved that much of it instead of going with that anodyne podium they've unimaginatively conjured up. At least they're saving the Silver Dollar sign - hooray for heritage preservation!
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 4:57 PM
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Lets hope one day something nice looking and tall blocks it out where the CIBC is right now. That intersection is turning into an eyesore.
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Lets hope one day something nice looking and tall blocks it out where the CIBC is right now. That intersection is turning into an eyesore.
That CIBC building looks like a handsome mid-century branch. It seems weird to wish for it to be replaced in a thread lamenting heritage demolition. It’s actually better looking than the old hotel that’s been demolished.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 5:19 PM
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It's a bit of a cruel irony that while 3 new unattractive, overbearing mid/high-rise buildings have gone up in the vicinity, 3 of the 4 corners of the College & Spadina intersection are still those squat little utilitarian bank buildings.


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That CIBC building looks like a handsome mid-century branch. It seems weird to wish for it to be replaced in a thread lamenting heritage demolition. It’s actually better looking than the old hotel that’s been demolished.

It's not an unattractive building, but is under-scaled for its position at a major intersection within an otherwise consistent 19th century street wall.

The Waverly wasn't anything architecturally noteworthy, but it was a character building and appropriate to its context and scale.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 5:23 PM
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That CIBC building looks like a handsome mid-century branch. It seems weird to wish for it to be replaced in a thread lamenting heritage demolition. It’s actually better looking than the old hotel that’s been demolished.

I'm not wishing for it to be replaced but lets be real. It has almost zero chance of not being replaced at some point.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 5:28 PM
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This one is just sad down on King street.

4 old structures will just become facades for an ugly beast of a box. How can the architect firm be proud of this design. I could create something that would respect the old buildings so much better then this.
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The 118-year-old Waverly Hotel (& Comfort Zone) and Silver Dollar Room are gone now.






To be replaced with a mid-rise rental building:




While I'm not a big fan of façadism, surely they could've at least saved that much of it instead of going with that anodyne podium they've unimaginatively conjured up. At least they're saving the Silver Dollar sign - hooray for heritage preservation!
Are they at least calling the apartment The Waverly?
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The west wall the Magee House (1881), a historic building in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood collapsed on July 24th. The City proceeded to demolish the entire s/w corner while engineers looked into the viability of saving the rest. The City has now determined that it needs to come down. They hope to save some of the stone to incorporate into a new building of similar look and proportions.



https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...rtial-collapse



https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...lly-demolished



https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/magee-hous...shed-1.4121767

Article on Heritage Committee's demolition approval, along with a bit on another building that partially collapse, and later half demolished by order of the City for safety reasons. Ottawa is failing when it comes to enforcing heritage protection.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...ity-recommends

A little history on Magee House.

https://kitchissippi.com/2016/10/27/...f-magee-house/
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Just lost a modernist gem - the 1962 Davisville Jr. Public School has finally bit the dust after a multi-year battle between the school board and preservationists:







It will be replaced by a new anodyne, architecturally insignificant school:



http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2019/01/...ool-demolition
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Just lost a modernist gem - the 1962 Davisville Jr. Public School has finally bit the dust after a multi-year battle between the school board and preservationists:
You gotta be serious....that's terrible. I was hoping to photograph the school before it bit the dust, but more importantly, was hoping it would be saved.
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“The Post”, new Amazon headquarters in the old main post office in downtown Vancouver

This is a partial demolition. It will be hard to tell exactly when “construction” officially starts because it’s hidden inside. See thread in the Vancouver forum here. It was initially going to be redeveloped as condos but will now be office and retail.




April 15 '18, my pic


Nov.10 ’18, my pic


Feb.3 ’19, my pic




Rendering:

Source: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/amaz...-redevelopment




This old building is huge. It's one entire city block. A recent announcement said that Loblaw's City Market will open there and it will be the largest supermarket on the downtown Vancouver peninsula. I'm happy about that because I live one block away. It'll be a few years before opening, though.




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Peeking in the windows on the Homer Street side, near Georgia.




Dec.14 '18, my pics




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