Now available
A look at Edwardian loft buildings
on the south side of the street,
just west of the University.

The study is for sale as a fundraiser
to cover legal costs of an OMB appeal.


Send cheque to

10 Adelaide Street East, Suite 403
Toronto, M5C 1J3

The University of Toronto and a private developer plan to build a 25 storey building at 245-255 College Street. The City, a coalition of residents' groups and TAC oppose the plan. Mediation was unsuccessful. The developer has submitted a new proposal of essentially the same height and form. The City has asked the OMB for an adjournment. As of now, scheduled OMB hearings resume July 2013. Help us fight it while you read! ORDER NOW!

TAC's May 13 2013
letter to City Council
in PDF form.

York Square, Diamond & Myers, 1969

Circular windows were used to give differentiation and to each of the stores, in contrast to the usual undifferentiated continuous plate glass window. This was particularly important as the identity of each store needed to be ‘read’ by vehicular traffic passing at 20 to 50 kph. Architecturally the brick wall and circular windows were designed in deliberate contrast to the structures, which were houses renovated for retail uses, rather than attempt a modern or historic pastiche. The original design included what was known as super graphics – these painted elements linked the circular windows on the Avenue Road and Yorkville façade. The objective here was to give a larger scale and unity to a complex made up of a number of small structures. —A.J. Diamond (as told to T.A.C, 2006)

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Please join us for an illustrated lecture September 6th 2012
presented by the Toronto Architectural Conservancy and our partners:

Registration required:
::::: Mary-Anne Cooper - 647.470.5407
::::: macooper86 (at)


e-mail: steve(at)

Toronto Architectural Conservancy

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