Thursday, March 5, 2020

More Changes

It looks as if another condo tower is on its way to the Yorkville neighbourhood. The lovely old buildings in the forefront are due to be torn down soon and construction will soon begin. Yorkville was the centre of the hippie lifestyle in Toronto in the 1960s but it would be hard to tell that now with all of the gentrification that has taken place.

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

There is a big difference between the old and new buildings. The old building has charm, sorry it will be torn down. Have a happy day!

Sharon said...

Some people call this progress.

Jackie McGuinness said...

It's getting too much!

Tom said...

...I just read that condos now cost more than detached houses in Toronto.

William Kendall said...

That's a shame.

I have an extremely low opinion of developers.

bill burke said...

That old building has some character and it's a pity that they're tearing it down.

Mark said...

Bummer! :-)

Catalyst said...

I visited Yorkville one night back in the 60's. Sad to see all of the gentrification.

Jenn Jilks said...

Yorkville has changed so much! I used to walk by on my way to school!

The Furry Gnome said...

My aunt had a flower shop on Yorkville Ave. in the fifties!

Kay said...

Gentrification = More dollars per square foot for developers. And more people scrambling to find increasingly rare affordable housing.

Iris Flavia said...

I hope they keep a bit of it? In Perth they do lovely architecture-mix-buildings.
(Plus.... I´d sneak in there anyways before it´s gone!)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantástica aquela torre.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Laura. M said...

Dos arquitecturas compitiendo. El viejo debería seguir ahí
Un abrazo.

Andy said...

In the 1960's I used to hang out in the Yorkville coffee houses.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I guess that's progress for you Pat.. the new building isn't too bad though, I like the bit of side detail there ✨