Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Just A Facade

This condo tower on Bloor St in the Annex neighbourhood was required to keep the facade of an older building that stood on the property and was the studio of architect John Lyle. The facade forms the entrance to yet another coffee shop as you can see from the sign placed subtly in the alcove to the left.
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21 comments:

Lois said...

It is a charming facade. It really stands out next to the modern buildings.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the facade does stand out among the modern buildings. Have a happy day!

Cloudia said...

VERY SMART!

Tom said...

...I like the facade, the new leaves me cold.

Sharon said...

I like that they kept the fa├žade. That is one coffee shop that can afford to be subtle with their signage. People will find them regardless.

Christine said...

Love how you caught the light illuminating the old facade.

Lowell said...

It's impressive looking. Sometimes I wonder if maybe we have way too many coffee shops! :)

William Kendall said...

A very sharp contrast.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So glad they kept the facade, it gives a touch of elegance, looks like a nice cafe too! Why does the name Bloor St. sound significant to me Pat, is it a main Street?

Adam said...

it does stand out that's for sure

21 Wits said...

Genius! It's also my favorite design/architecture of all!

Catalyst said...

Urban blight. I'm referring to the new buildings.

s.c said...

Not bad as entrance.

Mark said...

The price of a Starbucks venti ice tea just went up to $3.45 here. What?!

bill burke said...

The facade looks great as the entrance. A touch of old never hurts but enhances the building. Very nice!

Lesley said...

Of course it is a Starbucks. Sigh.

Jim said...

Great sign.
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Shammickite said...

Nice to see the old alongside, in fact part of.... the new.

Marleen said...

Old vs new, I think it looks really nice.

Gayle said...

I'm glad they saved the old facade but I think it would have worked better if the first floor of the new building had been matched.

Jenn said...

I love the facade of that old building. LOL I didn't even notice the sign but the green umbrellas were a giveaway for me.