David Mirvish made headlines in Toronto this week after announcing his vision to redesign a significant part of downtown’s King St. West district. The Canadian art collector/dealer, theatre producer and son of the late “Honest” Ed Mirvish, has teamed up with renowned architect Frank Gehry to remake the entertainment district with three towers as high as 85 storeys. A 60,000 square-foot museum for the Mirvish modern art collection and a new learning centre for OCAD University will also be built.
Five historic buildings will be demolished to make room for the redesign, including:
Eclipse Whitewear Company Building (322 King St. West), Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King St. West), Anderson Building (284 King St. West), E.W. Gillett Building (276 King St. West), and the Reid Building (266-270 King St. West)