Nunziata asked council to oppose development at 64 King

City Council approved an urgent motion by Councillor Nunziata to get staff “clarify the cultural heritage value of the property” at 64 King (the Tyrell House).

The motion was urgent because owners of the mansion are asking to sever the property to build an additional house. The city will describe its “cultural heritage value or interest of the property and [provide] a description of the property’s heritage attribute” because it “acts as a historical and cultural anchor in the community.”

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

4 thoughts on “Nunziata asked council to oppose development at 64 King”

  1. The property at 64 King St. was more recently the Convent of The Faithful Companions of Jesus. This teaching order of nuns lived and worked in Weston for many years and taught many local students who attended St. Bernard School near Jane and Lawrence, St. John the Evangelist on George St in Weston, Our Lady of Victory School in Mount Dennis as well as Madonna High School near Keele and Wilson which many local Catholic girls attended.
    The Sisters shared their Convent and grounds inviting local young people to play outside badminton and annually held an ice cream- strawberry festival in June.
    This gracious property was even more recently used as a long term care home.
    It seems Weston is just a dumping ground now for low income housing and high rise monstrosities.
    If we really want Weston to upgrade from what it has become we must start to preserve some of it’s history and try to attract people and businesses to a more caring community.

  2. Incidentally, and just out of curiosity – was there not yet another religious order occupying that grand house (now for sale) at the opposite end of King Street – at Pine Street, too?

    1. Yes, you are right. The Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, A Roman Catholic religious order of women, based in Montreal, lived at Queen’s Drive and Pine. they now combine their retail outlet and home at 5 Pine St. where they sell religious articles and mainly make vestments for Catholic clergy.

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