A time of writing no development application has been filed with the city's planning department and it's not clear how the building will affect the 98-year-old Harbour Commission Building, which has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act since 1973. Before the area around the building became a parking lot, it was the location of two steamship passenger terminals.
We decided changes are OK, but the restaurant has to have remained in the same location--moves reset the clock, the primary purpose of the business must be serving food (apologies to the Wheat Sheaf, Kind Edward, and Royal York,) and prolonged closures (more than a couple of years) are also grounds for disqualification.
With these criteria in mind, here's a list of (what might be) the oldest restaurants in Toronto.
Landlords, the real victims of the landlord/tenant system (if you ask a, uh, landlord about it), can also utilize the site to check up on tenants' histories and dig for dirt. The startup is called R3NTR, and interested parties can sign up now as beta testers before the site's official launch.
Let's delve even deeper into the rental bones of our city to see what type of hidden gems are available. Is it possible to find a place that's decent for less than $700? Basement apartments, bachelors, studios, shared toilets -- how far will your dollar stretch? Today's price: $650/month.
There will be one drop-in centre in the east end and one in the west -- ditto for the shelters.