Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Demolition

There is so much construction of condominiums going on in downtown Toronto that this has become a very common sight. I'm always fascinated to see the remainders of stairs, wallpapers, & etc as the old comes down to be replaced by new although in this case it seems that some of the old structure is being retained as part of the new facade. Progress?

15 comments:

Karen said...

It's a shame to lose historical buildings. It's great when they keep some of the old intact.

llandudnopictures said...

It's always interesting to see things that are normally obscured from sight. Tearing down walls is a very efficient way to provide this insight!

Shaun Gibbs said...

I love seeing the inside of old buildings. I seen the inside of the theatre near to me once when they were tearing it down. It was really spectacular

Lesley said...

It is an endless and perhaps fruitless debate regarding 'progress'. As much as I enjoy seeing the inside construction bits of these buildings it is always tinged with sadness.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I always wonder if it is progress, in my opinion depends on what was destroyed. I agree, ghost stairs are truly fascinating.

Randy said...

Making room for something new.

David Oliver said...

Although it is sad to see the old buildings go, it makes for some interesting sites. It makes you wonder how many memories were made in those old building. Babies first steps, etc.

Nice shot.

Jack said...

I am impressed at how healthy the Canadian economy seems to be. Every fourth person down here in Florida is from above the border.

Andy said...

I just read in the paper that the bidding wars have heated up on downtown Toronto condos. In Pickering near my home a plaza was demolished for condos.

Sharon said...

Seeing these inside walls can be very interesting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Same situation here Pat, old warehouses and such being turned into apartments, love the shadow of the old staircase.

JM said...

I'm also fascinated by those walls full of scars.

Halcyon said...

Is this near Bloor and Bathurst? I think there is too much development in the city. How will the city meet with the demands of all those new residents when it hardly has the infrastructure for those it already has? Something to think about anyway! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It is interesting to see an old building torn down. Who's purchasing these condominiums!!?

William Kendall said...

Curious patterns getting left behind.

It's sad, particularly to lose some buildings, in the name of progress.