Friday, April 24, 2020

New Uses

I first posted a pic of the Summerhill LCBO back in September 2010 (HERE) and thought it was time to revisit it. After yesterday's pic I walked under the railway bridge and emerged to take this pic of the main entrance. Built in 1916 to be The North Toronto Railway Station, the building quit that function in 1930 and most of its exterior was covered by boarding as it operated as a Beer Store & a LCBO outlet. In 2004 it was beautifully restored and is now the largest liquor store in Canada. The tower is 140 ft tall and can be seen from far away as you walk along Yonge St which is Toronto's main street.

15 comments:

Tom said...

...it beautiful, nice to see it preserved.

Sharon said...

What a great building. It deserves to be restored and maintained.

Taken For Granted said...

What a great looking building. I am glad it is being put to good use, even if it is a liquor store. Must be impressive inside.

Lea said...

Beautiful building! I love the clock tower! I bet the view would be fantastic from up there.

bill burke said...

A grand looking building. The clock tower is pretty impressive to see.

Michelle said...

A beautiful place and it looks quite big for a liquor store. Can you believe I live in a "dry" county? If we want liquor we go to the next town over the county line.

Andy said...

Impressive sight. Too bad about the railroad.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful building. It looks more like a rail station than a liquor store. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

William Kendall said...

Excellent perspective of it.

Kay said...

(Oh, my! I pity the workers charged with removing 9,000 lbs. of pigeon droppings during the restoration!)
What a nice landmark.

Iris Flavia said...

The largest... oh, what?!
Here alcohol consume has risen a lot since the darn virus came along. You can buy liquor in any food store and they have it right there.

Karl said...

Beautiful tower, Pat !

s.c said...

A liquor store with a tower . Who ever thought that.

21 Wits said...

Quite the impressive building!

Jack said...

That is a liquor store? Remarkable!