A July 25, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers: Hume: The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt was a mess until someone recognized its architectural, cultural, social and economic value.”
I learned of the article from a tweet by Ken Greenberg @KGreenbergTO
Previous posts, at the Preserved Stories website, featuring Ken Greenberg include:
Small Arms Building in Mississauga
The story brings to mind the repurposing of the Small Arms Building in Mississauga.
The latter project underlines what a great achievement it is, when historic buildings are repurposed for new uses. A tremendous amount of human capital, social capital, and investment is requited to achieve success in such a project. When such a project achieves success, our entire society benefits. What an inspiring achievement that is!