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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > West Don Lands - 197 Eastern Avenue
West Don Lands - 197 Eastern Avenue
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created by Air on 6/12/2006 3:41 AM
last modified by Air on 5/8/2007 9:28 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
197 Eastern Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Unsure
 Interesting Features
Animation cubicles, two funny doors, good lake view.
 Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • The Absolute guard may chat, but he's not responsible for this property.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2005
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    This buidling sits on Eastern Avenue adjascent to the Absolute complex. All the buildings in this area, (except the two which sit side to side next to this one) are being torn down for the Toronto West Donlands development. Many buildings have been leveled over the past few weeks and this one is home to a design studio and an animation studio. It was home to the "Big Red Doors" and another famous door "NWOD UOY RAEW SDRATSAB EHT TNOD" or " Don't let the bastarts get you down". Inside there are two studio spaces, incliding a cool office/stiduo with tiny cubicles which reminded me of Sheridan's animation program.
     Media Coverage
    Google "West DonLands Redevlopment corporation"
     Future Plans
    Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

    West Don Lands

    The West Don Lands is an 80-acre area that runs from Parliament Street in the west to the Don River in the east and from King Street down to the rail corridor. The area is almost entirely owned by the provincial government. The area is within walking distance of downtown, is right next to the Distillery District and has good connections to the existing St. Lawrence and Corktown neighbourhoods.

    Key Elements of the West Don Lands Precinct Plan:

    23 acres of parks and public spaces including 18-acre Don River Park
    Public transit within a five-minute walk of all residences
    5,800 residential units, including 1,200 units of affordable rental housing
    One-million square feet of employment space
    Pedestrian & cycling connections within neighbourhood and to city
    Elementary school
    Recreation centre
    Two childcare centres

    In May 2005, The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation received Toronto City Council approval for the West Don Lands Precinct Plan. Implementation is now underway for West Don Lands revitalization. Work being done to prepare for this revitalization is being carried out in partnership with the Ontario Realty Corporation and Toronto and Region Conservation. This work includes:

    Building Demolition
    Soil and Groundwater Management
    CN Bridge Expansion
    Flood Protection and Infrastructure
    Don River Park
    Bayview Avenue Realignment
    River Street Extension

    Preparation work is now underway and is expected to be completed Winter 2007/08.

    TWRC's approach to revitalization in the West Don Lands, and across the waterfront, is a comprehensive and coordinated one. The major benefits of this approach include cost-effective planning and delivery of public infrastructure and greater ease attracting private investment because of the certainty and added value generated by area-wide plans compared to individual projects. This comprehensive approach also creates the most public benefit because things like sustainable development, excellent urban design, parks, community services and other public amenities are 'must have' core elements of revitalization. When people start moving into the West Don Lands they will be moving into a new neighbourhood, not just a new development.

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    Air33's 1st visit
    Mon, Jun 12th, 2006
    posted by Air
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    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 4 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/13/2007 3:07 PM.

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  • on Nov 13 07 at 15:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 13 07 at 0:24, Air deleted 2 pictures from gallery Air33's 1st visit
  • on Nov 13 07 at 0:24, Air updated gallery Air33's 1st visit
  • on Aug 3 07 at 23:08, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 8 07 at 21:28, Air changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 20 06 at 15:39, Jupiter validated this location
  • on Jun 12 06 at 4:38, Air made this location available
  • on Jun 12 06 at 4:37, Air updated gallery Air33 & TorontoCub 1st visit
  • on Jun 12 06 at 4:36, Air updated gallery picture 197 Eastern Ave.
  • on Jun 12 06 at 4:35, Air updated gallery picture 197 Eastern Ave.
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