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From Post Office to Student Residence at Spadina and Bloor

A student residence with more than 20-storeys has been proposed for the building at 704 Spadina Ave., according to Councillor Adam Vaughan's office. The building south of Bloor Street was formerly a Canada Post station along with other retailers like a Topcuts Hair Salon. Most of the tenants have since moved out except for A&C Games, a retro video game store. The owner of the gaming store previously told a community paper that, "we might be staying, we might be going. We'll probably find out by next year." Residents of the South Annex neighbourhood have strongly opposed other student proposals including a 22-storey residence at the current site of Hotel Waverley on Spadina Avenue and a 19-storey development on College Street near the Lillian H. Smith library. If the University of Toronto wants to develop the land, we can already anticipate some community opposition.
· Waving Goodbye to Spadina's Hotel Waverly [Curbed Toronto]
· Heritage Designation Stalls Proposed Development on College [Curbed Toronto]