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Scientology’s Toronto headquarters on Yonge Street

Discussion in 'Media' started by The Wrong Guy, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    Dunno. They definitely shouldn't be getting that 50% property tax discount while the building isn't being used for "religious purposes".
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  2. Here's an idea: poon city counsellors to require buildings along the World Pride Day parade route to not be eye-sores and / or potential hazards by the time the festival starts.

    That event is a big financial boost for the city and hundreds of people will be outside that org during the parade. In its current state it is potentially dangerous.
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  3. RightOn Member


    likey
  4. RightOn Member


    zactly
  5. TorontosRoot Member

    Maybe the city should condemn it as a safety issue? Then some demolision company can take it down and build a condo in it's place? It certainly isn't a historical building by any means and does have structural issues, ie. Bent wall facing coffee joint.
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  6. DeathHamster Member

    Hey! Country Style across the street is proposed for demolition!
    Too bad the comments are closed. I wanted to say that there was no "massive renovation" happening at 696 Yonge.
  7. TorontosRoot Member

    Ahhh shikes! Isn't that office building in better shape than the morgue that's across the street?
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  8. BlooAnon Member

  9. TorontosRoot Member

    Wonder if there will be an anon music video in front of it since nobody uses it... Ever. It makes a nice prop too.
  10. DeathHamster Member

    CCHR Canada used to have a dummy address at 27 Carlton St, Suite 304, while continuing to operate out of the Org. Now they claim to have a place here:

    3545 Lakeshore Boulevard West
    Etobicoke, Ontario Canada
    M8W 1P4
    416-503-8555

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    http://www.cchrcanada.org
    Streetview before they moved in:
    CCHR.jpg

    I wonder if they only have the storefront or the whole building?
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  11. BlooAnon Member

    That building's too cute and nice looking for CCHR.
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  12. TorontosRoot Member

    Gives me a chance to do some recon... haven't done that in years. :)
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  13. Anonymous Member

    Please! Do eeeet!!!
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  14. BlooAnon Member

    We'll me waiting. :D
  15. wolfbane Member

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  16. DeathHamster Member

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  17. wolfbane Member

    Heh. But in all fairness, if you go back thru the recent posts on that blog "sucks2beotvii" did a tour of several orgs in the general regional area in a short period of time at the end of February. And lots of good observations were recorded and pics taken. So in light of all the good info they gathered, surely some slack is deserved on a minor math fail at one of the several locations s/he hit.
  18. TorontosRoot Member

    Interesting. The cult only has one floor. But I saw them on the second floor before during protests with WisemanOfTheWatchtower (adam) and a few others that attended.
  19. DeathHamster Member

    Didn't the building only have one other tenant besides CoS?

    If they ever give up on 696 Yonge, I expect Plan B will be to take some of the fuckton of cash for selling 696 Yonge, buy 77 Peter St and refurbish it. (The rest goes to Davie's piggy bank, or maybe the CSHO in Mono.)
  20. TorontosRoot Member

    What if the property got even more damaged (hit by a few more drunk drivers, trucks?) or collapsed all on it's own? Would it be valuable then? Lol (so many things) what about the building neighbouring it across the street? It could easily collapse the wrong way if they were to demolish it and an error occurred. *CRUSH!!*
  21. wolfbane Member

    I don't know how Canada works, but here in the US it is common for cities to have certain anti-blight laws, that discourage property owners from letting their building get into that sorry-assed state and reward them for eliminating eye-sores.

    These vary in different cities/state, but in my area there has been a lot buzz lately about a proposed change to the the anti-blight ordinance that will make it very advantageous to a commercial property owner to demolish the structure before they try to sell it. End result being they get multiple tax breaks that more than offset the cost of demolition plus makes the property more easy to sell.
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  22. TorontosRoot Member

    Gosh I hope that NEVER happens in toronto.
  23. DeathHamster Member

    The building has a negative value. It's the land that it's on that's worth many millions to developers who'll tear it down and put up a condo or premium mixed-use property on the spot.
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  24. I suspect even a parking lot would be more valuable than the current building.
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  25. TorontosRoot Member

    I could see condos or a multi-level square mall being put in it's place, or housing for the homeless.
  26. DeathHamster Member

    No change, except that with the swing of the seasons, it's now possible to take pictures before sundown. These are the best possible angles for an ugly building.

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    So nice the way all the windows are taped. You also might notice the big-ass condo tower behind it that dwarfs it.
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  27. TorontosRoot Member

    That big condo. Lol.

    Scientology has all but abandoned that building.
  28. HellRazor Member

    I think that might be a residential building.
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  29. TorontosRoot Member

    Doh! Forgot to do recon. Gahh. XD
  30. BlooAnon Member

    Look at that apartment building right next to the CoS wreck. Imagine being that close to them on your balcony? Do not want.

    Would be a good spy location at the very least. Any anons need a condo in TO? :p
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  31. TorontosRoot Member

    If I lived in that condo, throwing ice into the windows would be epic lulz. Then it melts. Yellow colored ice would make it look like piss and it would cause more sea morgues to leave fast!
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  32. DeathHamster Member

    They do leave one light on inside at the org entrance. The plywood and the blackout paint doesn't quite hide it. As for noticing what wasn't there, no street resident had taken up habitation in that somewhat sheltered entrance area. I wonder why not?
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  33. RightOn Member

    I have seen this behemoth up close. It's a dump. I remember the sad and sick feeling I got looking up at the windows.
    Looks like things are the same.
    Wonder why the Duggans aren't helping out this org? Only South Africa I guess? Too cold in Canada for too long? :confused:
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  34. Rod Keller Member

    It's an interesting problem they have, because this is (maybe) going to be an Ideal Org. Before it was a CLO, but they're moving the CLO (maybe) to Glen Cross at the new ASHOCAN.
  35. DeathHamster Member

    They moved the CLO out years ago to their (former?) property on Kennedy Rd near Orangeville, and (unconfirmed) from there to the ASHO location at the former Hockley Highlands Inn and Conference Centre in Mono Ontario. According to Adam Holland, CLO used to be 80ish Sea Org, but I suspect that it's less now. I do wonder where those Sea Org are from, and if they have valid visas if from outside of Canada.
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  36. Anonymous Member

    I do believe there was an Ideal Org plan:

    toronto_fail_org.jpg
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  37. Rod Keller Member

    Sweet. Now I have 5 locations for the "Toronto Org." Former location on Prince Arthur, former location on Avenue Road, current temporary location on Blue Jay Way, former and future (but not current) location on Yonge, and a possible current CLO in Orangeville.
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  38. Rod Keller Member

    So there has to be a berthing in Orangeville. I wonder where it is. I'm guessing berths for 60 people, so that's 15 rooms. An old apartment building perhaps, they are usually fenced.
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  39. DeathHamster Member

    The temporary location is 77 Peter St. Blue Jays Way is south of King St.
  40. Rod Keller Member

    Plus Riverdale, Malvern and East Toronto Missions and a handful of schools.

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