Saturday, September 24, 2011

Glen Road


If you were ever to take the Glen Road exit from Sherbourne Subway Station, and decided to stray south, you would be presented with a lovely row of early 20th century houses which line both sides of this shady (in good and perhaps less-so ways) street which is used by thousands of residents of the adjacent St. James Town highrises. As you can see, all of the houses but for the one at the intersection of Howard Street are slated for razing with a series of other highrises, condos this time, to take their place. It's perhaps a glimpse into the blockbusting which occurred in the 1950s and 60s which allowed for property owners (in that case the City) to rid the area of straggling, struggling tenants who refused to leave so that the massive St. James Town Project, to use an Americanism, could be built. 2 Glen Road will be the only house standing once the wrecking ball finishes its bashing, with shiny new towers feeding 1840 more commuters into the subway system.

Photos taken on August 25, 2011 on Glen Road and Redrocket Lane, Toronto, Ontario.

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