Category Archives: Architecture

Properties that we Recommend for listing and Eventual Designation

The Sunnyside Historical Society has agreed on this list of Properties that we recommend for immediate listing and eventual designation. We considered all of Roncesvalles to Dundas and across Dundas to Sorauren plus some nearby areas. Toronto City Council has … Continue reading

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Liberty Village Heritage is much older than the Distillery District

Are we overlooking our oldest and most valuable Heritage in Liberty Village? Heritage Tourism, large or small, is coming to West Liberty Village. This material was presented to the Liberty Village BIA 2017-04-20. It was standing room only. Three representatives … Continue reading

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421 Roncesvalles Ave Needs Heritage Designation

Development is at the northern gates of Roncesvalles Village. We are concerned. Sunnyside Historical Society presentation to the Toronto Preservation Board Jan 26, 2017. Result: The Board passed the motion. Next Councillor Gord Perks will take it to Toronto City … Continue reading

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The Drake Hotel Plays the Heritage Destruction Game.

The City’s Heritage Preservation Services Recommended Designation. But the Drake, the Councillor and FGDMA had other plans. This article reflects the opinion of the author only and is not written jointly with the Sunnyside Historical Society. How to Play the … Continue reading

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Parkdale Heritage Gets Love While ‘Area C’ Gets SPLAT.

Splat: Proposed developments spoil Heritage in WQW, while Parkdale Heritage Gets Love. Making the best of ‘Noncontributing’ buildings. Beautiful Heritage Developments wanted! On Dec 13, 2016 the  Sunnyside Historical Society made a unanimous agreement that, “all of West Queen West … Continue reading

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W Queen W Heritage Recommendations meet Some Determined Opposition.

The Heritage Conservation District recommendations met with a very mixed reception, especially from the original initiators of the process. Additional feedback will be considered until Dec 13, 2016 by Dima Cook at

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Your Chance to Say Preserve Parkdale Village: Nov 29, 2016. New Maps

You are invited to a city meeting Nov 29 on the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study. Please tell them how you want our historic village preserved. New Historic maps have been added at end of this article! … Continue reading

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