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CHATTER (MAY 2017): University to appeal Ten Editions heritage designation

May 26th, 2017 · No Comments

The University of Toronto plans to appeal Toronto City Council’s March 9 decision to designate 698 Spadina Ave. as a heritage site. The university intended to demolish the building and build a 23-storey student residence on the site.

Home to the much loved Ten Editions bookstore, the building itself is considered a key piece of Victorian-style architecture dating to 1885. It is typical of a type of business from that era: a window storefront with a residence on the second floor.

The appeal will go to the Conservation Review Board. However, the board’s decision is not binding, and only city council call repeal the designation.

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association has stated that it intends to oppose the appeal.

—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News



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