Tory welcomes judge’s ruling halting Foundry demolition by Provincial government
A judge has halted demolition of the Foundry, four historic downtown Toronto buildings, by the Government of Ontario, ruling the demolition “began (last week) in contravention of the Heritage Act, and in breach of Ontario’s obligations” to the City of Toronto.
Judge David Corbett’s decision halts development on the heritage site, at 153-185 Eastern Ave., for at least a month, allowing the City to prepare for a climactic court battle with the Province in late February.
“It is my hope that we can use this time to resolve this situation with the government of Ontario,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement. “I believe a path forward can be found that gets more affordable housing built and at the same time addresses community concerns around heritage and public consultation.”