Friday, March 27, 2015

Silver Building

The red brick building in this shot was built on King St W in 1882 for the Toronto Silver Plate Company and the silverplating operations continued here for many years under various names. It was then used for various commercial operations and was given heritage designation in 2010. The building and the properties around it were purchased for the Fashion House Condos a few years ago and the Silver Building was totally restored and incorporated into the complex with its main floor being occupied by a restaurant. It always had good bones but now it looks beautiful after all the work done on it and the glass condos frame it nicely.

24 comments:

VP said...

A quite good mix of old and new, we do not see this often!

Birdman said...

Look what lurking over your shoulder here. Time to visit The Keg for a pint.

Luis Gomez said...

Very well done. Looks really nice Pat.

Weekend-Windup said...

Building looks very nice with red color!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a lovely building Pat and pretty old for a youngish city like Toronto, its the same here in Perth, we have to look after our old buildings :)

don said...

An interesting history of this attractive building. Nice shot of it.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the way they've built the new structure and blended it with the older one. I love seeing that happen.

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast in buildings. There's an old restaurant here that has that contrast against the glass and steel behind it that this reminds me of.

Karen S. said...

I'm kind of a brick and stone, old and weather worn, a stately kind of girl..... the new modern stuff, even in all it's sparkle gets old real quick for me.

Revrunner said...

I'm always curious how these redos look on the inside.

llandudnopictures said...

What a contrast, but they manage to sit together very comfortably!

AGM PRISMA said...

Interesting. always a pleasure...
Greetings.

TexWisGirl said...

a pretty complex.

Andy said...

This is amazing that it has survived so many years. It is still looking good.

cieldequimper said...

I love glass and old so I love this!

Gosia k said...

It looks nice and we have similar in Europe

Cloudia said...

I agree. History dancing with the present nicely humming a tune of Toronto!




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Michelle said...

I like this architectural combo.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful architecture!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, nice architecture, and it is good to see that things are warming in Toronto!

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

Nice architectual contrast.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the contrast of old and new here. Well done, I think.

Tom said...

WOW! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Geoff Wilkinson said...

This is a great example of how the old and new can be brought together. It's not necessarily to destroy wonderful old buildings the two can work together..