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Turning the Water Back On at a Downtown Landmark

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A retro property will soon be reborn as the anchor of a new condo development

The long brown building at Richmond and Brant streets might not look like much, but it’s always been a community hub. In the 1800s, the site was home to the St. Andrews Market, and in 1932 an art deco building was constructed to house civic offices and public utilities. Now, MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Properties are turning the water back on with help from Diamond Schmitt Architects. Called WaterWorks, the project adds condos above the existing structure, which will be transformed into a food hall, a YMCA and youth housing.

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Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.

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