Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another Deco Entrance

This building which was built as the Canada Permanent Building, but is now CIBC Mellon, is just around the corner from the Concourse which I have shown for the last 2 days. It was completed in 1930 and designed by architect F. Hilton Wilkes and has to have one of the most spectacular entrances in Toronto with its coffered barrel vault and ornate Deco detailing.

14 comments:

Lois said...

All of these entrances are magnificent! Thanks for sharing.

Halcyon said...

Another beautiful art deco example!

Lowell said...

Incredible. Love the gold doors and the lights, too. And thanks for including the gentleman in the shorts as he really helps provide a sense of scale!

Deb said...

Love all the textures in this doorway.

Paul in Powell River said...

They built them to last didn't they! Terrific.

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous building. What a grand entrance.

LĂșcia said...

Very fancy! ;-)

Jack said...

This classical entrance is exquisite. What, no crazy murals painted on it? (THIS is my taste . . . )

Randy said...

So stately.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Two of my favourite combinations, arches and art deco, I love the way the arch is big enough to encompass the second level of the building.

llandudnopictures said...

Another amazing looking entrance, love the lights too.

NixBlog said...

It's wonderful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome entrance to this building. Nice to see the human there to show how BIG the entrance is.

Babzy said...

Impressive entrance ! :)