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357 King St East
#16
Still, it seems surprising that it's worthwhile to demolish a building only to build a new one that's the same size.
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#17
(10-26-2016, 09:14 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Here are the actual current conditions, now that they have started stripping off the siding -- that checkerboard colouring has to be more than 50 years old, it was already hidden in the 1970s.  Smile    

Was that the location of the old Checkerboard restaurant? If so I could swear I remember that checkered front into the mid or late 80s?
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#18
My recollection is that it was already Metro Karges Appliances in the later 1970s, but then my memory isn't anything to write home about!
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#19
Is the Checkerboard not still alive and kicking and exactly where it's always been?

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Re...tario.html
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#20
Article on some of the buildings history and demolition.


http://m.therecord.com/news-story/696178...cery-store
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#21
(11-11-2016, 09:09 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Article on some of the buildings history and demolition.

http://therecord.com/news-story/6961784-...cery-store

Thanks!  I guess this explains the red-and-white chequered paint:
Quote:Before that the building was the home for Daly's Grocery. Leo Daly opened the store in 1935 as a Red and White, a chain backed by National Grocers.
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#22
First bits of steel poking up:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#23
Holy crap. I haven't been by here in a couple of months; I used to bike by it almost every day in the summer. I had no idea that whole building had been demolished! I'll have to detour out this way tomorrow on my way to work and have a look.

When's this one scheduled to wrap up?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#24
Is this the site at King and Cedar where they kept the basement of the original building?
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#25
This is at King and Cedar right across from Nova Era bakery. I shudder at what living near that place would do to my waist line.

Update from today:
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#26
I was expecting something much larger for that spot.  Totally underwhelmed.
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#27
(02-08-2017, 03:40 PM)jgsz Wrote: I was expecting something much larger for that spot.  Totally underwhelmed.

The building permit was for a footprint identical to the original building, so this should not be a surprise.

(02-08-2017, 03:33 PM)jamincan Wrote: This is at King and Cedar right across from Nova Era bakery. I shudder at what living near that place would do to my waist line.

Indeed ... Portugese pastries are excellent!
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#28
I just assumed/hoped that this was going to be a temporary sales office/presentation suite for the developments happening in the adjacent property? Is this a possibility?
garth
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#29
I think in that scenario they would have used the existing building rather than reconstructing it. But of course I am only guessing ...
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#30
(02-08-2017, 07:09 PM)GarthDanlor Wrote: I just assumed/hoped that this was going to be a temporary sales office/presentation suite for the developments happening in the adjacent property? Is this a possibility?
garth

Doesn't look like a very permanent building, does it?
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