Gord and I went for a brisk 6km walk this morning.
Along the way, we passed the corner of Ossington and Queen W. They are demolishing the building on the NW corner to make way for condos.
In its day many many years ago, it was a fine home on the outskirts of Toronto and owned by a rich family.
By the time I moved to Toronto more than 20 years ago, it was a rooming house with a seedy bar downstairs (the flat part in the back) ... I was only there once and it was nasty!
Here it is back in 2007 (it had been closed for years by then).
This is what it's supposed to look like when the condos are built.
Quite a difference!
It's too bad they couldn't have restored it and put lofts in ... but I imagine it was in really terrible condition.