Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Radioactive Contamination Halts Dundas Square Excavation
Demolition Halted at 21 Dundas Square Due to Radioactive Materials
Well, I reported two days ago, that the demolition work had commenced at Dundas Square on a new condo proposal yet to go into sales by HNR Developments. Now comes word that the demoltion has been halted due to radioactive materials found on site, from a radium dial printing facility that use to be on premises in the 1940's. Radium use to be used in the manufacture of glow in the dark watches. So if you ever had a glow in the dark watch, check your wrist to make sure it's not glowing also. (lol!)
Anyways read more on the story here:
Toronto Star Article
My Previous Blog posting from two days ago:
Hoarding Up at 21 Dundas Square
I happened to be out shopping with my buddy yesterday at the Eaton Centre, and as we were walking back to the parking lot on Church Street, I noticed that the hoarding had gone up for 21 Dundas Square. This is one of the more controversial projects in the City Right now, as part of the project involves the demolition of some historic structures. I assume the hoarding I saw, was for the demolition of the existing structures on the lot before sales are initiated for the Condo Development to Follow.
Unfortunatly I didn't catch a photo of the hoarding or demolition as I was walking by, because I was with my friend, and didn't have time to stop to take the photo. But trust, be the hoarding is there and it looks like demolition has begun.
Here is a picture of the proposed Condo Development.
Application: Partial Permit Status: Not Started
Location: 252 VICTORIA ST
TORONTO ON M5B 1V8
Ward 27: Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Application#: 12 111476 FND 00 PP Accepted Date: Nov 12, 2012
Project: Mixed Use/Res w Non Res Partial Permit - Foundation
Description: Part Permit - Proposal to construct a 40 sty condo with commercial on ground floor, 4 levels of below grade parking, and 336 dwelling units. 252 & 258 Victoria St and 21 Dundas Sq.