Moss Park Armoury gets facelift, not demolished

Moss Park Armoury gets facelift, not demolished

Plywood doors usually mean condos a-comin'. Not this time (Image: Robert Furtado) 

Despite rumours sparked by its boarded-up doors—and much to the chagrin of prospecting condo developers—the Moss Park Armoury is not being demolished, it’s just undergoing renovations. The strange landmark/eyesore at Queen and Jarvis should have a new glass and aluminum façade by late summer or early fall. Until then, it will continue to provide training grounds for over 600 soldiers and reservists, and will continue to baffle people trying to get inside.

“Where’s the entrance? I can’t see the entrance,” one woman who lives near the armoury asked the CBC. No word yet on whether she found her way inside, but she isn’t the only one affected by the revamp. The news disappoints at least one enterprising developer who had been eyeing the site for a potential condo complex. Home hunters hoping to move into the slowly transitioning area, though, may find solace in the fact that the armoury can still be rented.  Apparently it’s a sweet venue for bagpipe playing.

Moss Park armoury being renovated, not demolished [CBC]