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48 Ontario St
#31
(08-12-2017, 06:21 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: It has a website now:
http://www.48ontario.com/

Looks great. I am wondering how they are going to deal the with mold issues at that location. From my understanding is that the existing building has some serious issues with that.

As others have mentioned, would have been even nicer had they been able to get that building on the corner...but that's asking for way too much. Hopefully the staff over a bylaw and parking aren't too upset about losing their free parking at night.
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#32
(08-12-2017, 04:26 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 06:21 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: It has a website now:
http://www.48ontario.com/

Looks great. I am wondering how they are going to deal the with mold issues at that location. From my understanding is that the existing building has some serious issues with that.

As others have mentioned, would have been even nicer had they been able to get that building on the corner...but that's asking for way too much. Hopefully the staff over a bylaw and parking aren't too upset about losing their free parking at night.

I’m guessing mould isn’t that big an issue with the level of renovation usually associated with these sorts of projects. The original building will no doubt be gutted down to masonry, especially at and below ground level, and modern drainage, waterproofing, and insulation installed. So existing mould will be removed, and the conditions that allow mould to grow will be eliminated.

Unless you mean there is a problem with its wooden molding Tongue in which case I’m sure they can find somebody to fabricate near-identical replacement pieces as needed.
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#33
(08-12-2017, 06:59 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 04:26 PM)jeffster Wrote: Looks great. I am wondering how they are going to deal the with mold issues at that location. From my understanding is that the existing building has some serious issues with that.

As others have mentioned, would have been even nicer had they been able to get that building on the corner...but that's asking for way too much. Hopefully the staff over a bylaw and parking aren't too upset about losing their free parking at night.

I’m guessing mould isn’t that big an issue with the level of renovation usually associated with these sorts of projects. The original building will no doubt be gutted down to masonry, especially at and below ground level, and modern drainage, waterproofing, and insulation installed. So existing mould will be removed, and the conditions that allow mould to grow will be eliminated.

Unless you mean there is a problem with its wooden molding  Tongue  in which case I’m sure they can find somebody to fabricate near-identical replacement pieces as needed.

I need to learn how to spell....mould..mold...meh...

From what I recall, in the past, like 5 and 10 years ago, some looked at the property and to get it up to standards (mould wise) was going to be too expensive.

Being that Voisin is taking care of this, I don't have any doubt they can do the job, as obviously they have a good chunk of money.
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#34
Am I correct in assuming that the back half of the building, which I think is a later addition, will be demolished as part of this project?
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#35
(08-12-2017, 09:44 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Am I correct in assuming that the back half of the building, which I think is a later addition, will be demolished as part of this project?

There is no mention of the back part of the building in this Record article.

Quote:Redevelopment of the site will include preservation of the façade, the building's lobby and grand staircase.
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#36
Yes, it was the specific mention of those elements, all in the front part of the building, that made me think that the back half might be slated to come down.
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#37
Looks like initial permits have been issued for this project:

Quote:Permitno 18109398
Issue Year 2018
Work Type Interior Finish - Commercial
Permit Description Permit is for demolition of interior non-load bearing walls, demolition of building services back to shut offs.
Issue Date 6/21/2018

I'm wondering if they're still trying to acquire more property and expand the project, possibly to the corner at Duke. The article announcing the sale made it seem like Voisin was pretty eager to get going on this project, but this permit is just before the one year deadline, and only includes work to prep the existing building.
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