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Old February 3rd, 2017, 09:38 PM   #1
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TORONTO | Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment) | 29 fl | 24 fl | 21 fl | 13 fl | 9 fl | Pro











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Old February 3rd, 2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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beautiful.. love this proposal.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 10:43 PM   #3
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Me too. I think it'll end up being the best development Toronto has ever had
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Old February 5th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #4
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Interesting combination of design styles.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 03:52 AM   #5
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Interesting combination of design styles.
People in the neighbourhood (The Annex) had a great deal of input. They're generally opposed to large scale projects and want the area to maintain a human scale at grade.

This proposal is awfully busy looking but will end up as a test of whether this type of development works. Many of our new buildings have street frontage that's nothing more than a massive sterile sheet of glass or spandrel. They can kill a street's vibrancy and are often ugly.

Toronto does need to fix this problem but I'm fence sitting as to whether this design is something I want to see replicated.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 04:22 AM   #6
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I was worried this proposal would lose some historic houses (besides the obvious loss of Honest Ed's, which I wish could have been referenced in some way, maybe retaining some signage?). Seems that's not the case.
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Looks like Honest Ed's will become something people will only reference in text books one day. It's really one of the last remnants from its era.
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This has been approved today.
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How it all looked on Sunday:

Honest Ed's by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Honest Ed's by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

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Mirvish Village by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Mirvish Village by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Mirvish Village by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Mirvish Village by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Mirvish Village by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Honest Ed's by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

Honest Ed's by Marcus Mitanis, on Flickr

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Old August 23rd, 2017, 05:59 AM   #11
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I heard the sign will be restored and go up on the Ed Mirvish Theatre on the Victoria St. side. Good to see it will not just be scrapped away.

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I heard the sign will be restored and go up on the Ed Mirvish Theatre on the Victoria St. side. Good to see it will not just be scrapped away.
It's the perfect spot for the sign. It's a Mirvish theatre, on a a great side street that could benefit from some 'razzle dazzle', and a stone's throw from Dundas Square.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 12:58 AM   #16
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Weird to see a building I visited being demolished. I remember going down those stairs
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:23 PM   #17
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Honest Ed's was a Toronto fixture for 65 years. It will be weird walking down that stretch of Bloor and not seeing it.
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