This is the rear entrance to the Collonade which is a mixed use building on Bloor St in the priciest retail area of the city. It was designed by architect Gerald Robinson in fine Brutalist style and was constructed in 1963 and was one of the first mixed use developments in Canada with retail and office spaces on the bottom few floors and residential above. I love the oval windows and the cool reflections. Will have to get a pic of the front of the building one day.
Makes for a good photograph !
Those curved lines and the great oval windows make for a very striking entrance. I like it.
The curve and ovals do some good in terms of offsetting the harshness of the architecture.
I like that. Most of the buildings constructed in the UK in the early 60s are (or were, because some of them have fortunately been pulled down) in Post-War-Particularly-Ugly style...so many town centres wrecked.
for a building from that aptly named brutalist period this is a graceful gem with those windows, yes!
Your photo is really great of this unusual building & the reflections in the oval windows are a bonus!
An outstanding image and composition! Love the oval windows with the reflections in them.
Fascinating building. I'd love to see the residential spaces!
curves and ovals! nice!
A great artistic/architectural design!
Not quite as brutal looking as most Brutalist style.
That's on Bloor St, just east of Avenue Road, right? We bought my wife's engagement ring in a shop there 44 years ago! Love the phrase 'brutalist architecture'! UofG where I taught has a couple of 'brutalist' buildings.
That's an interesting piece of architecture. I wonder about the math behind making a building with a curve.
A creative and lovely design!
Great approach, Pat !!
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