Episode 3: Rossdale Power Plant

In episode #3 we discuss the uncertain future of the Rossdale Power Plant. EPCOR is keen to offload the property to the City by the end of March, but a new City report suggested that it could cost up to $87 million to repurpose the buildings. What should we do? That’s one of the topics we explore!

We also talk about our inability to preserve historical buildings, and the way the Rossdale Power Plant fits in with the other plans that are in place nearby (such as the West Rossdale Urban Design Plan and the new Walterdale Bridge).

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What do you think should happen to the Rossdale Power Plant? Let us know!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsay.smith.3950178 Lindsay Smith

    Very good podcast guys. Since the building is a designated historical building, Epcor should be on the hook for the $8,000,000 to repair the building. I agree that at least the facade should be saved and repurposed.

  • ChrisBuyze

    Let’s spend the $7.4m now and save the building. If we can’t afford to re-purpose it now, at least this historical and cultural asset will be available in the future when we do have the funds. We can not see a building of this calibre and potential go to waste.

    • http://twitter.com/journalistjeff Jeff Samsonow

      This city is too quick to just dump the old stuff and try to build new. It’s funny, the other day I was trying my best to convince a couple of folks that Murdoch Mysteries could literally be shot in present day Toronto, with all those old warehouses, homes, and buildings actually existing right now in the real world. We might not have a lot of century-old buildings still kicking around but we can at least try to save the good stuff going forward.