Buildings on NW Corner of Horton and Wellington finally SOLD?

January 11, 2009 at 2:24 am 2 comments

As soon as I noticed I took a few snaps from the car as I was waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection, could it be that the shitty ready-to-be torn down cluster of buildings right at the gateway of our Downtown be sold!? And if so who bought it? what will it be? and more importantly what will it look like? I think this is a very important corner as it is the main entrance that most tourist see while coming Downtown from the 401. After soo many years of surface parking across from this site we finally have built form, mind you it is a car rental establishment, and it might not look the best.. however from what I’ve heard it is a leap up from what they wanted to erect on the site.. I think It would be neat to have an Urban square or a well designed corner building with an entrance right off the corner. We finally have an opportunity to clean up that corner, I cant wait to see what is proposed for that site.

If you look closely you can see the SOLD sign over the For Sale sign

If you look closely you can see the SOLD sign over the For Sale sign

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  • 1. LondonPlanner  |  January 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    The Salvation Army has purchased the buildings with the intent of demolishing them, and using the location as surface parking for the time being. Apparently, they will construct new buildings on the site in the future, with an eye towards the importance of the corner as a downtown entry point.

    Time will tell. Unfortunately, I can see this site siting vacant for quite some time.

  • 2. Jr.UrbanDesigner  |  January 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Great so we have finally gotten rid of the surface parking lot from the NE corner to get one on this site! 😦

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