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357 King St East
#31
(02-08-2017, 08:52 PM)embe Wrote: Doesn't look like a very permanent building, does it?

Sure it does - weren't building codes recently relaxed to allow larger and taller wood-framed buildings?
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#32
(02-08-2017, 09:36 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 08:52 PM)embe Wrote: Doesn't look like a very permanent building, does it?

Sure it does - weren't building codes recently relaxed to allow larger and taller wood-framed buildings?

2-storey wood frames have always been allowed!
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#33
Now fully framed, bar the roof.

   
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#34
Why would they close a business and tear down a building just to put up a building the exact same size?
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#35
The business was closing anyway. The building had poor structure and an unworkable layout, I understand, but the footprint was the right size. So they dore down the above-ground structure and put in this configuration instead.
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#36
Can someone remind me - is this retail on the ground with office space above?
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#37
I remember this article written Dec 1, 2012 about how the business was shutting down because the owner received an offer for the property.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/261678...osing-shop

It seems like a long time has passed since then, I wonder if the original redevelopment l plans were more ambitious than what we see today?
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