Old inside the new


It's back to Brookfield Place! Although this may look like any building you'd see out on the street, this is only a facade that was moved into the centre when it was. This is maybe one of the few cases where the city has actually done a good job preserving its history. This particular building was once the Midland Commercial Bank, and now it provides a nice contrast to the new glass and steel portion of Brookfield Place. For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

je trouve la porte magnifique et tres impressionnante . c'est bien de garder son histoire et de le reutiliser

cieldequimper said...

Ca fait extrêmement British. Mais bon, Dominion...

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Toronto is certainly a gorgeous city. I enjoy seeing it through your lens.

Andy said...

Downtown most cities look the same with their tall glass buildings. In suburbs they all have the same big box stores. Then every once in awhile your find a gem like this,

Lowell said...

You are absolutely right. But I love this building for itself. It reminds me of the wonderful buildings of my youth - buildings built to last, sturdy and of stone, smelling of tobacco and cleaning solutions, slippery floors when wet...

Ah, such nostalgia.

Tanya said...

that door looks pretty secure!

JM said...

I'm all for this kind of thing. Gladly we see more amd more of it.

RedPat said...

It gives the concourse a sense of 'street'.

Randy said...

Nice looking building.

Jack said...

It is a building well worth preserving.

Dianne said...

it's a nice looking building

VP said...

Elegant, sober and appropriate.

Jackie/Jake said...

I love this building and have taken many photos of it!
I'm just getting back into posting here. Life has been really hectic!!
We are spending the winter away from Toronto, first time for us.

Lesley said...

You know, I have not been in Brookfield Place. Very remiss of me!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from the signs meme as another participant, interesting story behind this particular sign.

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