Now it makes sense. The development industry OWNS and bureaucrats politicians at Toronto's City Hall and Queen's Park.
Last weekend the crow bars came out at the Stollerys building as crews began work to remove the facade.The building had housed an apparel store that had operated at the corner for more than 100 years before the building was sold last fall.Despite its stone carvings, the building does not have heritage designation under the city bylaws. The new owner was granted a demolition permit on Friday and over weekend the work began.Architect Catherine Nasmith, president of the Toronto branch of Ontario's Architectural Conservancy, said the building should have been preserved."It's clear to anybody looking at that building that it had heritage value," she said Monday during an interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning. "The carvings on it were wonderful. It had been a business that had been in the city for 100 years."