At a time when urban renewal was the norm, this project was the first to incorporate older fabric into a new project. Designed by the new firm, Diamond and Myers, it set a new approach for marrying new and old in Toronto and around the world, Published internationally, in the U.S, Japan, and Europe, receiving 8 pages in Progressive Architecture.
This complex was a finalist for a Massey Medal for Architecture in 1970.
It is currently the subject of a redevelopment application, for a high rise condominium, by architects Zeidler Partnership, which proposes to save only the elevation at the corner of Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue. Over 75% of the designated heritage attributes are destroyed, and what is left is ridiculed by the scale of the proposal.
The building was designated in 2014.
OMB Case Number PL150988, As of November 21, 2017 decision has not been issued.