Good save of beautiful oriel window building front by building owner

This building housing Scandinavia and I hear now Japanese furniture and designer maker objects has won a coup with its present owners. After an extended period fronted with scaffolding, now removed the wonderfully designed front outcrop is still there.

This architectural feature on this building has long been a prize in the facade treatments of the Junction.

Great to see it remain.

Mjölk (Milk) pure, honest, and essential. Mjölk represents designers from … Located in the Junction neighborhood of Toronto. Mjölk. 2959 Dundas St W; Toronto Canada. 416-551-9853 …

Location:The Queensway,Toronto,Canada


Wouldn't it be better if it actually served as windows, or am I missing something here. And why paint the brick…?

I think the window coverings are temporary.

brick painting yea, is not good for buildings but it happens so much.

That store is cool and sophisticated. I didn't expect to see refined Scandinavian design in The Junction. That this cosmopolitan store is not on Queen West or in some enclave makes this city feel more metropolitan, like a place where good design could be appreciated and consumed by a wide variety of people in many neighbourhoods.

As for the building, it has one of the most unique facades and rooflines in The Junction, though I've never heard much about its history. If you click on the photo and open the high resolution version, you'll see it's not a brick facade. Some quick research reveals an impressive fact: the ornate facade is pressed metal! Such surviving buildings are quite rare, with another example in Hamilton–Victoria Hall–being a National Historic Site of Canada. This 1889 building allegedly has the last pressed metal facade in Toronto. A "twin" building at 2967 Dundas Street West was refaced in the 1940s.

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