Thirteen-storey tower slated to be built in Hintonburg


A 13-story tower is set to be built in Hintonburg.

The tower will be attached to the old Bethany Hope Centre at 1140 Wellington West.

City planner Lesley Collins says the original building will not be touched.

"The tower is set back from the original building," she said. "One of the heritage attributes of this building is its symmetrical facade and the proposed tower has attempted to reflect that character in terms of the patterning of the windows and the central feature."

The Salvation Army built the Bethany Hope Centre in 1924 as a home for unwed mothers, and is considered a good example of an early 20th Century institutional building.