The condos continue to rise on Jarvis Street. I took a walk down Jarvis this afternoon to check out the building progress.

314 Jarvis Street

Future home of JAC condos. The McClear Digital studio used to occupy this building. It was CHUMs first live recording studio (built in 1948). RCA took it over and turned it into a recording studio. Apparently some big names had recorded there over the years: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Ringo Starr. The condo developer has paid homage to the area, calling the lane beside the building “McClear Lane”.

I believe this lot was formerly home to one of the Rogers TV studios.

319 Jarvis Street

The condo continues to rise. I pity those poor souls living in the townhouses beside the site.

225 Jarvis Street

The former location of the Grand Hotel, now demolished. The original building was built in 1972 as the headquarters to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s “O” Division detachment. That RCMP detachment relocated to London, Ontario in 1993 and the building was later converted into the 177-suite Grand Hotel & Suites.

203 Jarvis Street

Going up on the northeast corner of Jarvis Street and Shuter Street. The building is being built by Manga Hotels, and will be a shared hotel/rental tower known as “Hyatt Place & The 203 Residences on Jarvis”.