Tailors Shoes arcade to go?

This arcade takes up  a great amount of  the floor space available in the building – a remarkable proportion that was commonplace in shops in the 1930s to the 1960’s in the Junction. The double sided shop has two side display windows and a third and fourth outcrop at the rear on both the left and right side.

 The arcade floor is black, red and white small tiled surface in great condition. The display cases are edged in chrome surrounds but there are no glazing snaps between some of the large panes of plate glass. Large expanses of glazing, particularly curved or bent glass, were very fashionable at one time.

All beautiful, but I just cannot see the social agency (Community Living Toronto is a community organization serving individuals with an intellectual disability, they will offer community social and recreational classes and activities)  moving in keeping it, as they probably need the arcade space inside the building.

UPDATE: The Junction residents association has spoken with them about keeping the arcade

 

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It is really too bad this style of display windows is being lost. Last one I know of. Window shopping was important years ago.

The JRA spoke with Community Living Toronto last year about preserving the facade when they first began the renovation. At that time their plans were preliminary but they agreed to work with their designer to keep the entrance.

Community Living Toronto is a community organization serving individuals with an intellectual disability, they will offer community social and recreational classes and activities

looks fantastic – community living toronto did a great job renovating without sacrificing the beautiful entry. thank you CLT

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