John Atkin lives in the architectural and heritage weeds. As an historian and city insider, he knows the details on how this city has changed. Here, for instance, is an excerpt by John (with Elana Zysblat, James Burton and Denise Cook) from the West End Heritage Context Statement for the West End plan.
This section provides a summary of zoning changes in the West End as new forms of development emerged, particularly the highrise tower, and how the city planners both encouraged and responded to redevelopment. (I’ve added the illustrations.)Read more »