Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Historic Millie's House Sold

Historic Millie's House and Millie's Billiards have been sold to a developer. The deal includes the parking lot behind the House.

Originally purchased by a developer, it us now rumoured to have been quickly resold to Habitat for Humanity.

If so this will make this the fourth Habitat project in our community, The first Habitat development was built beside the new Library on Lawrence. The second was on Kingston Rd in a vacant lot across from Pazac where it is nearing completion. This development was the first brick development by habitat in Toronto. The third was the controversial development that saw one of West Hill's last wild places destroyed, 2000 trees cut down and the earth excavated down to a depth of 3 feet, on Manse Road at Lawrence. Construction is soon slated to begin on this site.

Millie's would be the fourth.

2 comments:

John said...

millie's is definitely a landmark...although it went through many changes over the years, i will always remember playing rbi baseball on spares from high school (even though i wasn't really allowed to go to millie's)...habitat do some great work, although i was not aware of the controversy of the build on manse...

Barry said...

Thanks for commenting John. Yes there was a lot of concern over the choice of location for the Habitat project at Manse and Lawrence. Many articles in the Scarborough Mirror, Bluffers Monitor and the Toronto Sun. Two thousand trees were taken down and the ground cover removed to a depth of three feet.

Now if they would just buy up one of those car lots and build there...