Thursday, June 20, 2013

Corktown Steel

I recently went for a Sunday morning wander in the east end of downtown (I'm a west-end person) in the Corktown neighbourhood, an area settled in the early 19th century by Irish immigrants mostly from the County Cork. There are some wonderful old buildings in this neighbourhood but being a big fan of Corten steel, I was struck by this storefront on Queen St East which has had a huge renovation and an addition added to the top. And it houses the only fly-fishing supply store in Toronto on the main floor! I'll show you a pic of the back tomorrow.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I think it looks fantastic, very sleek and modern... in a very sympathetic way!

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty!

Deb said...

Nice looking building. Corten Steel eh, now I am sure I've seen some of that around here somewhere....

Lowell said...

Is it made of cork or steel? Maybe a combination? ;)

It has a nice clean look and the glass allows the whole building to shimmer!

Are you a fly fisherperson? I don't know why anyone would try to fish for flies!

Chrissy Brand said...

It looks so modern ;-)

William Kendall said...

I think I've seen that building before... it looks good!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Love the steel juxtaposed with the brick.

Randy said...

Nice design. I love when they mix the old with the new.

Hilda said...

Is that facade made of steel? Fascinating.

Laura. M said...

Good store for fishermen :))
A kiss.

EG CameraGirl said...

The front side is definitely more appealing than the back side. :)

JM said...

Love the rusty fa├žade!