Comment 108604

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted January 30, 2015 at 18:03:24 in reply to Comment 108603

One well-known example is York Boulevard, where the city expropriated and demolished most of the buildings along the street in its 1976 widening and re-design:

"Widening of York Boulevard, which involved expropriating hundreds of homes and businesses, was completed." http://www.thespec.com/news-story/224106...

Another example is the many blocks downtown where buildings were demolished and replaced with nothing (i.e. surface parking or vacant lots).

More debatably, much of northern Durand's housing stock was bulldozed to build apartment buildings ... although that is really the case of one neighbourhood being removed and replaced with a new very different one (at the loss of heritage buildings, but at the gain of density, albeit not mixed use).

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-01-30 18:07:22

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