Heritage lovers went 1 for 2 at City Hall on Monday.
The Planning Committee voted in favour of saving a farmhouse on Hyde Park from demolition, while half a dozen homes on Oxford Street are being removed from the heritage list.
The Hyde Park farmhouse dates back to the 1880’s and is the home of Hyde Park’s founding family, the Routledge family.
A developer was hoping to tear the yellow brick farmhouse at 1656 Hyde Park down to build a plaza.
With the demolition application by Hyde Park Investments denied, it’s unclear how the developer plans to proceed with the property.
While the farmhouse will be saved, the committee chose not to save six homes at 78-88 Oxford Street West that were built in 1914, despite their historic designation.
The committee approved the demolition of the house at 80 Oxford Street after a staff report said there are better examples in the city of the same type of architecture as the Oxford Street houses.
By removing heritage designation for all six properties, they may all eventually fall.
The issue will go to full council next Tuesday.