GPA’s Design for Postal Station C is Featured in TORONTO STAR

November 16, 2023


Mahdis Habibinia

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Office In Search Of

November 16, 2023

Postal Station C was recently featured in The Star!

Built in 1902, the postal building has long been a part of Queen West’s architecture. It sits in the heart of the neighborhood, near local hot spots such as the Drake Hotel and Gladstone House. Designed by well-known Canadian architect Samuel George Curry, the distinctive 11,354-square-foot, two-storey, red-brick building is listed on the city’s heritage register.

Robert Bielak, director of Queen Street Post Inc., told the Star he has four priorities with the redevelopment plan: to preserve the postal building, create a new community space, integrate the side of the building that faces Lisgar Park, and “raise the bar of the architecture in the area.”

“We always want to retain our landmark heritage buildings … They’re hallmarks of our history,” Nicholson said, noting that the structure is fully intact and so the standard for conservation is “fairly high.”

Read the story here.