Thursday, May 30, 2013
Reuse On King St West
This fine building, an example of the Classical Revival style, was constructed in 1901 as the offices and factory of the Toronto Lithographing Company and then was used by various other companies through the years such as Salada Tea. This stretch of King St west of Spadina Ave was a centre of manufacturing and industry in the city but as these companies closed in the late 1900s many of the buildings became used as artist studios and for a time it looked as if they might disappear. But luckily gentrification has taken place and nearly all of them have been beautifully restored and are now historically designated and full of clubs, restaurants and offices.