SundayStills - logos
This week's theme is corporate logos. Signage is another thing I love to capture for posterity. And I was pleased to have gotten this beauty (which may only be meaningful to fellow Canadians) before it was changed to the new boring name of 'metro'. Dominion grocery store Here we have the Redpath sugar refinery (with a LCBO - Liquor Control Board of Ontario sign also included). This area is under massive redevelopment at the moment, which is an exciting change to a wasteland on the…
Confederation Life Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1910)
Confederation Life Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Creator: Unknown Date: 1910 Identifier: PC 1383 Format: Postcard Rights: Public domain Courtesy: Toronto Public Library You can order order a print or high-resolution copy.
The Beard Building is regarded as Toronto's first skyscraper, and was completed in 1894. Designed by E.J. Lennox, It was planned to be a nine-storey, iron-framed structure, but it only reached seven storeys when completed and was a more traditional wood/brick combination. The Beard Building was a bank at street level, a commercial and office tower, and a hotel. The building was named after George Beard, the original landowner of the site at Jarvis St. and King St. East.
Remembering the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 - Spacing Toronto
It was a miserably cold night, with bitter gusts of wind and a light snow even though it was the middle of April. And about an hour after sunset, things would get even worse. No one is entirely sure what caused the blaze. It might have been faulty wiring. Or a stove. But around 8 […]