- 11:43 am - Fri, May 18, 2012
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Also in Toronto:
In adaptive reuse news: A long-shuttered historic building in the heart of the city is coming back to life.
The renovation of Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens into a joint athletic center for Ryerson University and a supermarket is well under way. The building was home to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team from 1931 until 1999, when the team moved to a new arena.
The supermarket, part of the family-owned Loblaws chain, is already open. The store features a maple leaf-shaped sculpture made from Maple Leaf Gardens’ old chairs.
(photos: top, by Craig James White on Flickr; bottom, Ken Faught/Toronto Star)