A massive crazy development is threatening to transform the corner of Front Street and Spadina Avenue. The Well development which will be built at the current site of The Globe and Mail will house a mix of over two million square feet of commercial and residential space. There's a proposal for a 34-storey office tower along with six other buildings, restaurants and a pedestrian pathway. "We're trying to do something a little bit different," says Stephen Diamond, President and CEO of Diamond Corp. "It's really been under-utilized and it's really not a very sightly building that's located there..We're going to be restoring Wellington Street to its former glory." Also working on the project is the (sometimes hated) RioCan and Allied Properties. The Globe and Mail will soon be jumping ship to their new location at 351 King Street East in 2016. Although Globe staff might be apprehensive to move after archeologists discovered the remains of a creepy old mansion beneath the new site. The Berkeley House was knocked down in 1920.
· Two Million Square Feet of Office and Living space Proposed for Front and Spadina [Toronto Star]
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