These have been hanging around my 'to do' list for some time now. The old CNoR Repair Shop is destined to become a Longos grocery store opening sometime in 2012.
I'm happy that the building will be saved, the building itself was starting to deteriorate. The restoration company seems to have done a really good job of restoring her crumbling brickwork. The grand old windows have been replaced with modern panes. And the great wooden doors are being replaced with some very well done replicas (they were pretty far gone) of the originals.
But still, I'm a bit sad to see her going.
Ran across this pic; Leaside shops, with the Durant Motors plant in the background.