Spared A Demolition

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 13 October 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

After too many decades of knocking down heritage buildings in a city that was established as recently as 1793, Toronto has thankfully taken to preserving these old gems, albeit surrounding them with massive new developments that lack all of the charm.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/400 second F/3.8 ISO 160 5 mm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot of the old buildings.

13 Oct 2019 6:05am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I so identify with your words . . and, here, a living example. Still standing, thankfully.

13 Oct 2019 8:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, I might add, an excellent image !

13 Oct 2019 8:52am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you and keep on standing, sir Ronnie !

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

It would be awful to have demolished this very impressive building. We really have gone too far getting rid of such fine buildings to make way for some new and ugly new ones.

13 Oct 2019 9:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Presumably as so often happens in city developments, the porticoes here are now just facades, their interiors having been gutted. Interesting doc shot where it remains to be seen how well the classic and modern will combine when the new build is finished

13 Oct 2019 9:37am

@grouser: About 75 percent of the time here it is indeed the façade that is preserved, with some towering behemoth piggybacked atop, and then refreshingly (as will be the case with this particular building which is a historical board protected one) the entire interior will be intact.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Awesome mix of styles.

13 Oct 2019 10:32am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

13 Oct 2019 4:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the grand appeal of this viewpoint. The curves of the building are fabulous. Too bad about the modern stuff.

13 Oct 2019 6:49pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

13 Oct 2019 10:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It does look a little odd with the old building as the front to the new one but I am glad that it is at least being saved. A great image.

13 Oct 2019 11:33pm

@Elaine Hancock: It is the planning of urban density downtown that will spare hectares of farmland from being engulfed by the spread of the metropolitan area, so in that regard I can tolerate the ongoing boom of so many tall and similar looking buildings.