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FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2017): Changing the character of 44 Walmer Rd.

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2017): Changing the character of 44 Walmer Rd.

If buildings are art, should they be altered from their original form?

Although diminished by the removal of its curvaceous balcony adornments, architect Uno Prii’s 44 Walmer Rd. (far left, photo by Brian Burchell for Gleaner News) — as it stands today — remains an artistic statement in design. A few more examples of his work are 20 Prince Arthur Ave. (second from left, photo by Brian Burchell for Gleaner News), his “most expressive building”, 35 Walmer Rd. (second from right, photo by Arthur Rozumek/Wikimedia Commons), and 485 Huron St. (far right, photo by Arthur Rozumek/Wikimedia Commons).

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Tags: Annex · History

NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

Residents decry loss of green space and heritage impacts

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANE NEWS: Uno Prii designed 666 Spadina Ave., which is listed on the city’s inventory of Heritage Properties. The property owner wants to add an 11-storey building and eight stacked townhouses on the site.

By Brian Burchell

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Tags: General

NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

Spadina Avenue high-rise not a bar for height

By Annemarie Brissenden

A 25-storey, 334-unit apartment building is providing the model for a new mixed-student residence at the northwest corner of Spadina and Sussex avenues, but not in the way local residents’ associations would like.

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