Originally Posted by Brenden
or even better take it apart and incorporate it into the building some how.
those red stone buildings are a shame to lose.
I expect that they'll use the salvaged materials somehow. If not in the structure then in the landscaping. It's pretty standard paractice now with any project where heritage is an issue. It serves as both a marketing/branding feature and as a small gensture/consolation prize for the heritage advocates. It may be a pretty building, but the city has had many years to designate it and for many years have chosen not to. It'll be shame to loose, but it seems to be for a good cause. I'm sure there would be more outrage if they wanted to nock it down to build a 711.
As for the adjacent bauer site, that building was never designated and the owner wasn't required to keep it. they chose to keep it i assume partly for the marketing and architectural reasons, but also as a gesture or barganing chip to improve their chances of getting the zoning and official plan approvals they needed.