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What Toronto building should be demolished next?

The news of the week was surely the announcement that David Mirvish and Frank Gehry plan to transform a stretch of King West that currently includes the Princess of Wales Theatre. Perhaps interestingly, the general sentiment seems to be that the building is a necessary casualty to the march of progress and superior architectural vision. So despite the fact that I've railed about all the wonderful buildings that Toronto has senselessly razed over the years, reaction to this project has me thinking about what other structures we might want to see bite the dust.

Over at Canada.com Marc Weisblott has already put together a list of potential candidates, which includes the Rogers Centre, the ROM, and Honest Ed's, amongst others. These buildings also make appearances in the suggestions below, which are derived from our Twitter followers. Other noteworthy (and surprising) additions include the iconic OCAD Building (sacrilege, I say), City Hall (what?), and a couple of concrete-clad downtown hotels.

I don't think I'd like to see any of these buildings replaced, but I'd be interested in hearing arguments for and against. Let us know in the comments what Toronto building you could do without or why we must protect the ones that have been mentioned here.

Photo by Tom Podolec in the blogTO Flickr pool


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