Wellington House at 422-424 Wellington Street West
It certainly made the news here in Toronto ... a two-alarm fire that occurred on the morning of Monday, March 23rd. The blaze and the smoke made for real drama ... but the real tragedy stems from the fact that an old treasure from Toronto's past has been so badly damaged (or lost?). The irony is that this building (actually 2 buildings) escaped the wrecking ball just seven weeks ago when LPAT rejected a developer's appeal (see previous blog) that would see only its facade incorporated in the proposal.
As for the heritage significance of this building, three sources are pertinent:
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