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Who holds the trump card in building developments: landowners or municipalities?

Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 9:32 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The city of Toronto has been riding a tidal wave of condo development that doesn’t seem close to crashing. As new buildings go up, old ones need to be taken down in order to make room for high rises and their underground parking garages.

This kind of growth is great for the construction business, but communities faced with losing their sense of history see it another way. The recent demolition of the 110-year-old Bank of Montreal building in the Yonge and Eglinton area may be the...