Friday, January 30, 2015
This was the Stollerys menswear store that stood at Yonge & Bloor Streets since 1901. There was an attempt going on to get heritage designation for it but it is much easier and faster to get a demolition permit here and one was issued a couple of weeks ago and the building started coming down the next day. There was quite a controversy around town but the good news is that well-known British architect Norman Foster has been hired to design a new building for this site which is one of the city's most important corners. Foster's designs include the Gherkin and the City Hall in London England. Hopefully we get something quite exciting!