Oh, the demolition of old buildings in Toronto is so sad. Droves of tourists travel to Europe to look at ancient architecture and marvel at it's history. Does nobody ever wonder why it's still there? Could it be because the demolishionists didn't get a chance? Why don't Canadian cities value their old...later to be, ancient, buildings?I worked at the bright, shiny, new, two level (third level of basement admin and support too) Birks store in the Eaton centre in the late 70's (before the 2nd half was built). When we had some special work to be done for a client, we would send it (more likely carry it!) down to Temperance St. I suppose that Birks still owned the building and definitely had workshops there. For important specialty work or a rush job, Temperance Street was where it had to be done!
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