Friday, August 30, 2013

Deco Delight

This is one of the grand entrances to the College Park Shops found at Yonge & College streets. The building was constructed from 1928 to 30 by the Eaton's department store to be their grand new store and bring about a move north from Queen St and no expense was spared in its construction, but then the Great Depression hit and plans were changed. The original store never moved and Eaton's operated a satellite store here until it closed in 1977, with the building then being divided up into smaller stores. All the wonderful deco still exist both inside and out and the building has been historically designated. A detail shot tomorrow.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous entrance. I love every detail.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

LOVE those lights

TexWisGirl said...

neat! the hanging lamps down to the hanging baskets. very cool!

William Kendall said...

That is a stunning entrance!

I've passed by it when I've been in town, but didn't know the history of it.

llandudnopictures said...

A grand entrance indeed, love the lanterns that flank the doors.

Deb said...

Has a rather theatrical feel to it.

Jack said...

That is an interesting yet sad tale.

Look at how high the entrance is!

Halcyon said...

It is gorgeous. I'm happy a few of the art deco buildings in Toronto have been saved. :)

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you know how I love an arch Pat, this is a beauty..as Jack pointed out, it's so tall and very impressive.

EG CameraGirl said...

So majestic!

It's interesting how much the Great Depression has affected history.

VP said...

Impressive building!