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Toronto’s ‘Hooker Harvey’s’ saved from proposed condo development amid online rumours

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A notorious fast food establishment in downtown Toronto with an unfortunate nickname has been spared the wrecking ball – for now – amid changes in a neighbourhood that is seeing new condo development applications.

The Harvey’s at the northwest corner of Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East is widely referred to as the so-called “Hooker Harvey’s” by many Toronto residents.

“Jarvis Street was notorious for that, I think going back to the 60s,” Teresa Fulker told Global News Wednesday, adding she remembered seeing sex-trade workers frequent the location. “Oh yeah, all the time.”

Residents on social media raised concerns after rumours it was going to be included in an adjacent condominium development.

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An application was submitted to the City of Toronto on Dec. 29 for a 10-storey building fronting on Jarvis Street to be connected to a 25-storey tower fronting on Mutual Street, north of Gerrard Street East. The plan, which hasn’t been approved, is calling for 306 residential units.

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Drawings submitted as part of an architectural plan show the development surrounding the existing Harvey’s establishment.

For now, it appears the restaurant will continue to stand.

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