The site at 1245 Harwood was a source of significant controversy in the West End in 2014 when Council decided to allow the demolition of the Legg mansion. (Here’s the Sun’s story, with video by John Mackie. And the Price Tags item: “Tiptoeing past the Tulip Tree: How much do people really value heritage?“)
The unfortunate choice seemed to be the loss of the house or removal of one of the largest tulip trees in the West End (or, arguably, anywhere). Council changed its opinion several times, influenced in part by residents behind the site who wanted the maximum view.
Today, a small tower designed by Bing Thom Architects is almost finished:
The gray screens have imprints of tree leaves. Cute.