Thursday, September 24, 2015

Where's The Vault?

This Classical Revival building is one of the neighbours of yesterday's great building in the Junction neighbourhood. It was designed  for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada and built in 1909 by architects Darling & Pearson who designed many banks and University of Toronto buildings from that era. I'm not sure when it became The Treasury or what exactly that is but it seems to be some kind of apartment building.
I consider that to be a fence running along the top so I am taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world. 

24 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It does look like a fence above, doesn't it. The Treasury? Hmmmm.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Residence in The Treasury sounds rather grand Pat :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

I always love seeing that building and yes it looks like a fence to me:) B

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty building and a great fence at the top! Enjoy your day!

VP said...

It would be quite strange to live in a building like this...

llandudnopictures said...

Certainly has a bank look about it, very solidly built!

Sharon Anck said...

It certainly is a secure looking apartment building now.

William Kendall said...

We have a number of bank or bank buildings downtown in this style. Some are still banks, others have taken on new forms.

Revrunner said...

Sure, that counts as a fence! Keeps people from falling off the roof. :-)

Lowell said...

Love it! Sturdy and focused, fenced and fine, it's a great building whatever it's being used for!

Cloudia said...

I will enjoy your balustrade as a fence! What a cool little building. So eloquent










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TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty neat. :)

Karen S. said...

I would too! This is a gem of a building, and what a gorgeous day to shoot it too!

Ida said...

Cool building for sure and it does look like a fence at the top.

jennyfreckles said...

Looks a good solid building, befitting of a bank.

Gosia k said...

old but impressive

Halcyon said...

I love these kinds of facades.

genie said...

That lovely awning at the entrance adds the perfect amount of color to this building. Nice capture.

Karen said...

That would be a neat place to live!

Stephanie said...

Cool old building!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Handsome building-almost a classic bank style? In the UK, some of these have been turned into pubs/bars as bank branches close.

José Mendonça said...

Really nice façade!

Jack said...

Another good adaptive re-use. (I like your inclusion of people walking or biking past the building.)