Rosemont borough holds shoebox house demolitions

Rosemont borough has put a moratorium on demolitions or transformations of its shoebox houses while it drafts a law to protect this very typical form of local architecture. Other boroughs have shoeboxes – Villeray has its share – but Rosemont in particular has many, often apparently built by the original owners with materials acquired (ahem) from the Angus yards, at one time the biggest employer in the area.