Problems often surface if businesses that own historic buildings fall on hard times. When the cash flow dries up, so too does the ability to properly maintain the building. Repairs get postponed, cracks go unfixed, and paint starts to peel. If the property is outside of an area popular with developers, the neglect can snowball, like it did at Walnut Hall. Jilly's at Queen and Broadview was reportedly close to collapsing into the street last year.
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The best part, if you're into these sorts of things, is that the people behind the sticker campaign will send interested parties their own set so they can tag perpetrators as they see them and then post the evidence to social media. It's a clever way to leverage the crowd in a sort of mass shaming ritual. Will it work? That's another story. I suspect some people would be mortified to make an appearance with the sticker while others would just shrug it off. Either way, I expect this tactic to get plenty of attention.
According to a site plan application filed with the city, Streetcar Developments, which bought the former Jilly's strip club earlier this year, would like to build a four storey addition to the building and re-work the interior to provide six floors of equal ceiling height, rather than the current four.
I suspect opinion will be divided on the aesthetic merits of this building, in part because it looks very different depending on the angle from which you approach it. From the south, the condo looks rather monolithic and institutional. The podium breaks things up a bit, but there's not a whole lot of flair. When looked at from the north, however, one sees that upper floors feature graduated terraces and balconies that jut out the side of the building, which makes for significantly greater visual interest.