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Mystery of the hulking structure at Richmond and Peter Streets is solved

12 Oct

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The structure on the northwest corner of Peter and Richmond Streets

The hulking shell of a building on the northwest corner of Peter and Richmond Streets was once the site of the George Weston Bakery. It has been under construction for a considerable length of time. The interior of the structure has been gutted, only the facades remaining. This building is on a site that has a long history. To view the post about the history of this location and the George Weston Bakery, follow the link:

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/mysterious-building-hulk-at-corner-of-peter-and-richmond-streets-is-a-historical-landmark/ 

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                  Views of the interior of the gutted structure

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Artist’s drawing of the “Queen Richmond Centre West” that will be built above the old George Weston Bakery. This view shows Richmond Street at the bottom of the picture. The street on the right is Peter Street, which leads to Queen Street West.

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This conceptual drawing reveals how the new structure will be constructed above the old George Weston Bakery.

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This drawing shows the entranceway that will appear on Richmond Street, between the “Queen Richmond Centre West,” and the historic warehouse to the west of it.

To view other posts about the Queen West District:

Cycling on the streets near Queen and Spadina:

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/cycling-in-toronto-is-now-the-better-way-dont-close-jarvis-bicycle-lanes/

Examining “sinful, saucy Spadina” from its beginnings at the lake, northward to Bloor Street.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/sinfully-saucy-and-diversetorontos-spadina-avenue/

Interesting historic buildings a short distance north of Queen and Spadina

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/torontos-architectural-historyspadina-north-of-queen-kings-court/

The historic site at Queen and Spadina where a Macdonald’s franchise is located.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/mcdonalds-at-queen-and-spadina-on-an-historic-site/

The famous Cameron House, a short distance west of Queen and Spadina

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/history-of-the-building-that-houses-the-cameron-house-on-queen-st-w/

To view the Home Page for this blog:

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Toronto

 

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