230 Sherbourne Street, Toronto has been vacant for over a decade. Despite being vacant and partially boarded up, it appears to be actively connected to the electrical system (per electrical lights visible on the interior in July 2019). Attention should be paid to 230 Sherbourne Street to ensure it is not needlessly lost to preventable fires; structural decay; etc.
Name & Location
William Dineen House 230 Sherbourne Street Moss Park, Toronto
William Dineen, clothier
This house was renovated in 1895 as a single house, from a double. Long history as a rooming house. The death of Drina Joubert, a homeless woman who froze to death in an abandoned truck in the back yard in 1985 triggered a push for subsidized adult housing in the area. The house has an estimated 30 rooms. Two neighbouring houses, 226 and 224 Sherbourne were demolished.
The following companies are associated with this building
Building Drinaâ€™s House â€” Taking it Back: Expropriate 230 Author - Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Date - Sept 2013 Notes - Excellent information about the history of 230 Sherbourne. A newsletter from OCAPÂ´s Â´taking it backÂ´ campagin to expropriate 230 Sherbourne from its owner to be used as social housing, etc. Document - Building Drinaâ€™s House â€” Taking it Back: Expropriate 230 More information
â€˜No condosâ€™ for once-glamourous Sherbourne Street, says councillor Author - Harrison Lowman Date - Dec 11 2013 Page - The Bulletin Notes - Information about the battle between OCAP and the City of Toronto in getting 230 Sherbourne expropriated to be used as affordable social housing. More information