The Emperor’s New Clothes

I joke, but I honestly never thought I would live to see the day this house got covered up.

If you’ve spent any time cruising around the city, you’ll know the house I’m talking about.

401 Parent, located on the south west corner of University and Parent…

Has looked like this as long as I can remember. The photo above dates to 2001, and earlier this year, it still looked like that – wrapped in a ratty faded Tyvek. I’m certain it spent some time in Tyvek prior to my arrival in the neighbourhood in 2001…

Yesterday on my way home from the CJAM studios, I drove past it and was stopped dead in my tracks.

It’s been sided. There’s hope yet….

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