i work at the church that bought the old King St. Baptist building (across from Gilbert's Big & Tall) at 458 King West. its been fantastic getting to know the businesses in the neighbourhood so far - they're very friendly. And how long they've been there is incredible. Gilbert's.. 54 years there now. Tony's Barber Shop.. 39 years.. La Moda hair.. there for 45 years... amazing. And they all seem to really love the neighbourhood.
The 458 King West parapet out front is being rebuilt right now (you'll see the scaffolding outside). with some other renos (not huge, and not a huge budget - its mostly bringing up to code for electrical, new washrooms, HVAC, etc.. + an addition to make it wheelchair-accessible, glassed-in portico, new exterior, etc). there should also be a rock garden out front with a couple seats. Mostly done by October 1, should be completely done by mid/late October
When the renos are done with the landscaping... flar, i'd love to see a picture of it taken by you
I hope it looks as good its been planned to be.