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Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

Seems as though a housing developer is hell bent on demolishing most of the former Durant Motors of Canada Head Offices on Laird Drive in Leaside. Even though the building has Heritage status they are determined to convert it to seven story 109 unit condominium with an eight story 175 unit adjoining building. The low level of heritage conversation is deemed unacceptable by local residents and the Leaside Property Owners Association and they are petitioning city hall to block the proposal. I am asking that we as the major shareholder in all things Durant and especially us Canadian Durantonians get involved in with voicing your concerns for the preservation of this last standing piece of Durant Canadian history. These concerns can be directed to City of Toronto Planning Department c/o Guy Matthew @ 416-395-7102 or by emial to gmatthe2@toronto.ca
PLEASE join the fight to preserve the last Canadian vestige of our Durant Heritage.

Where Are You From? Mississauga Ontario Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1933 Frontenac C-400 built @ Dominion Motors Leaside

Re: Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

Steve - for those of us young pups not old enough to know.... what is the street address of the building? Some folks from a far may want to look it up on google to see if they have a reasonably current street snap shot of it. Seeing it may motivate our members to get on the band wagon to pressure them to save what is designated as a heritage building. Where's former mayor Rob Ford when we need him?

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

For anyone wanting to see the building as it exist to-day. The address is 150 Laird Drive Toronto Ontario Canada. Their are many photos and stories about Durant Motors and Dominion Motors Canada on most search engines if interested. Again please join the cause to save her from the demo wrecking ball.

Where Are You From? Mississauga Ontario Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1933 Frontenac C-400 built @ Dominion Motors Leaside

Re: Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

See Leaside news May 1 2015

http://leasidelifenews.com/big-plans-for-the-old-durant-site/

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

Re: Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

I wrote and did get a nice reply back.

Where Are You From? Wisconsin

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 star coupster

Re: Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building

Thanks for your support Mike, hope we get many more club members involved.

Where Are You From? Mississauga Ontario Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1933 Frontenac C-400 built @ Dominion Motors Leaside

 

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