2989 Dundas Street West Update

JRA - 2989 Dundas Street West Update - Oct 28 2009 (1)

Work continues with the major renovation to 2989 Dundas Street West with dozens of drywall sheets being delivered on Saturday.

This project (Demolish and rebuild 2 floors… convert 4 apartment units into 1 apartment unit, and interior alterations to G/F) is one of the biggest and most recent gentrification project to the Junction.

The final product is going to be interesting and original, you can get a good view from the No Frills parking lot.

submitted by Martin L. Junction residents association urban chair

7 Comments

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  1. Rodger says:

    Losing 3 apartments is the biggest gentrification project in the Junction? Three lousy apartments? A bit of an overblown statement don't you think. If 8 people share the living space does that compensate?

  2. A.R. says:

    On the one hand that's lost density, but on the other it's better for families.

  3. Martin L. says:

    Can you name a bigger apartment conversion project?

    If the ground floor area is an indicator this apartment is in the 3000 to 4000 sq,ft. range

  4. Rodger says:

    My comment wasn't meant to doubt the size of the project, it may very well be the biggest, my comment was on how it was phrased. I hardly think losing 3 apartments qualifies as gentrification.

    Just so I know where your head space is, if I buy a detached house with 4 units and decide that I want it to be a single family dwelling because I love the Junction area, Am I gentrifying the neighbourhood or am I restoring a house to it's former glory? You can't have it both ways.

    BTW what does the size of an apartment have to do with anything?

  5. Martin L. says:

    I was referring to the actual size of the project not its impact on Junction gentrification.

    Back to a better Friday afternoon topic, gentrification is a change in an urban area resulting from wealthier people buying housing property in a less prosperous community. The results are average income and prices go up which pushes out lower-income residents. The state of the neighbourhood before its decline has nothing to do with it.

    Using this definition buying a converted apartment house and turning it back to a single family home is absolutely gentrification and its happening all over the Junction.

    I did it myself.

  6. Theirry says:

    Its been interesting watching this building reno. take shape

  7. T-airy says:

    Theirry says
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    LOL…. all patting each other on the back no doubt!
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    Seems I'm being censored as several of my comments are "awaiting moderation" even though they contain no vulgar language or are of a suggestive nature. Classic "established" Junction mentality…. go along with the crowd or be silenced.

    Guess i'll have to come up with a new user name every time I post, as I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon!

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