Friday, November 7, 2014

Deco On The Lakeshore

This is the Tip Top Tailors Building which is located right on the shore of Lake Ontario downtown with fabulous views of the lake & parkland around it. The original Art Deco building was designed by Bishop & Miller architects and built in 1929 to serve as the factory, showroom and offices of Tip Top Tailors which is a large menswear company. The building has been historically designated and was sold and converted into lofts in 2005 and at that time the 6 glass fronted stories were added on top. I'll show you a detail of the deco features tomorrow. And of course that is one of our famous streetcars heading by. 

18 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I bet those are luxury condos with wonderful views.

TexWisGirl said...

neat scene!

Birdman said...

Attended college on the LAKE... opposite side though.

Revrunner said...

Glad you told us about the added floors above. That was one of the first things that caught my eye.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful looking building, good to see the streetcar getting into the shot too!

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say that the glass didn't look very art d├ęco but they did a really good job of preserving the original features! And I love how you caught that big splash of red in the foreground!

Andy said...

This brings back memories. Back in the 1960's I started working at the TTC. They sent me there to be measured for a uniform. Those were the days when Tip Top still made the uniforms and other clothing on location.

Gosia k said...

I love the top stores;;

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Would love to take that streetcar. Would love to see the inside of one of those loft condos too. But I bet it would be impossible for me to do the latter.

Jack said...

It is both a handsome building, with a nice compatible modern addition, and a lovely photo with the passing streetcar.

William Kendall said...

The new addition doesn't seem to clash too much with the original. Good shot!

Stephanie said...

I am really enjoying seeing parts of Toronto that I have not seen before. It has been years since my last visit. Love the streetcar and that beautiful building.

Cloudia said...

I love that, P!



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Cloudia said...

nice to see the trolley too. A cool touch for your photo

Randy said...

Wonderful design!

Bruce Clark said...

I like the street car rolling into your shot. It gives it a good urban touch.

Laura. M said...

Good blue and white contrast;)

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice the streetcar entered the scene at just the right moment!