Category Archives: Queen St W

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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One HCD for WQW Wanted By LayPeople and Experts Alike

The Sunnyside Historical Society and an ever growing number of community organizations, experts and individuals want one HCD for all West Queen West, Roncesvalles to Bathurst. Survey finished. Thank you. On Dec 13, 2016 the  Sunnyside Historical Society made a … 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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Pockets of Historic Beauty on Queen St W, Parkdale

An illustrated look at how Parkdale’s buildings developed in pockets by type. Why some of the oldest are the best.  Next we will look at preservation options being considered. The first map shows three areas of Parkdale in order of … 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 wqwhcdstudy@fgmda.com.

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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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Parkdale Heritage Conservation District? Ideas 2016-07-12

The Sunnyside Historical Society is pleased to provide joint recommendations to the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Study Group. We have filled out the Questionnaire you Provided. Questionnaire A Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study is currently being undertaken in … Continue reading

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