Here are some smaller developments that I have been photographing over the year that can now be put in the 'done' column:The $4m retrofit of 363 Broadway appears to be wrapping up. The 80,000 square feet of bronzed glass has been replaced by something a bit more colourful.
Makoosag Intergenetrational Children's Centre, a 52 space daycare, is now open on Selkirk Avenue in the old Oretzky's / Red Apple store.
In late summer Kihiw Iskewock (Eagle Women's) Lodge opened at 667 Ellice Avenue. (For a history of the building.)
The old Scott Block on Main Street (also known as the IKON building) was de-fuglified when the 1960s era metal grating was removed to expose this beautiful facade - who knew ! (Photos of the uncovering are here.) It began leasing in the summer and is marketed as 272 Main. (I have a building history to come !)
Here's a little house on Dorothy Street that I used to pass by every couple of weeks. Each time I expected to see an empty lot in its place. Instead, it got a basic reno and people are living in it again !
Once upon a time, I believe, this lot at Burrows and Aikins was a fire hall with a small hydro substation behind it. Early last year Hydro began work on a new station and built this this facade around it. It looks like a new elementary school ! The station itself doesn't go online until 2013 and will replace two smaller, 75 year old ones on Charles Avenue and on Alfred Street.
The final traces of the circa 1964 Marina-style Safeway at Ellice and Wall are now gone. For a history of the building and photos throughout its transformation see this old post. This leaves just one relatively untouched Marina-style store on North Main: