Friday, December 7, 2012

Restored Doorway

This is the wonderful doorway into the building at 315 Bloor St W which has just undergone a complete exterior restoration and an extensive interior remodel. It was designed by architects Burke & Horwood and constructed in 1909 as the headquarters of the Meteorological Service of Canada and remained so until 1971 when it was purchased  by U of Toronto and used as admissions offices until 2010. Renovations began and it is now part of the Munk School Of Global Affairs. I haven't seen the interior yet but if the care given to restoring the beautiful Miramichi sandstone facade is any indication it must be fabulous!

18 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

A magnificent doorway, and a magnificent restoration job too!

Andy said...

The portion above the doors is a piece of art. There's lots of detail to explore.

Lowell said...

Well, to begin with, I love that stonework. And the smoother stucco or concrete that frames the door. The door itself is a perfect companion to these materials. But the arch's artwork is what sets it off so beautifully.

A grand entrance giving a sense of permanence and strength.

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful stonework.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Such a lovely image, some nice architecture and the colours complement each other. That makes two of us posting photos of doorways today. Head on over to the blog to see.
Have a great weekend

JM said...

Gorgeous! They did a wonderful job.

LĂșcia said...

You must be very proud of your city, everything is so well preserved, and one can find art everywhere!
Have a good weekend RedPat! ;-)

Joe said...

Magnificent architecture. A prelude to what lays beyond.

VioletSky said...

This is stunning!
Munk has some pretty interesting architecture - and I like the understated signage over the door, it blends in so well.

Jack said...

Outstanding, RedPat. Back to back I have seen glorious stonework in Perth and Toronto. Viewing these CDP blogs is so much fun!

Randy said...

What handsome details.

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Birdman said...

Doors? I still am focussed on the amazing stone frontage. WOW!

Sharon said...

Beautiful work done here. Those doors are amazing but that stonework is just superb.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very nice bit of restoration work here Pat, bet the inside is fabulous.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very impressive!

Kitty said...

very lovely entrance, RedPat!
It's incredible, this building looks almost brand spanking new.

wilf said...

What a beautiful door!