though its true he was a man who struggled with the language of postwar modernism...
also, he was almost 70 when he designed it. that was back when 70 was old, and not the age of rock stars like Mick Jagger.
Another library by Arthur Eadie, three years earlier than Deer Park.
The George H. Locke Memorial Library, 1949, Beack & Eadie. SE corner of Yonge and Lawrence.
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Adma is correct. I think it went down around 1993-94. In its last couple of years there was a "Metro Paradise" discount store on the ground floor which gave the building an extra dose of seediness with its posters all over the place, "Bre-X certificates $10!" etc. When the building closed, the store moved to Yonge St. next to the Dineen Building and I think some of the tacky posters live on even though the store is gone. Moose actually did a then-and-now on the Yonge St. building a while back featuring those Bre-X posters.
Speaking of facelifts, the most flamboyant example has to be 100 University. The original building was designed by L. Forster in 1959 (hard to find a pic of it), and its current incarnation was by WZMH in 1994.
100 University (behind):
One thing I was wondering about in that shot: what does the letter "S" on the bag stand for?
I can't answer that except to say it isn't Simpson's. I can say that it appears that the ladies packed something of a picnic and would probably have used saved paper shopping bags from nicer stores because that's what we ladies do (or did) in such situations. I never toss my bags from Holts' or Prada.One thing I was wondering about in that shot: what does the letter "S" on the bag stand for?
Now consider the subjects. Three generations, all in matchy-matchy pale blue. Grandma in a multi-strand pearl necklace (probably cultured), daughter is fashionably-coiffed in a bouffant, and child adorably garbed in white. All of them overdressed for the occasion, even for the times which I guess to be early 1960s.
All this tells me that they came from out of town, perhaps as far away as Oakville. They're dressed up for the city, although they are at the CNE. Therefore, I can only conclude that the bag comes from some local ladies' better quality clothier.
The greatest problem when one is wrestling a 'gator is not getting him/her too excited.
IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .
Could the S stand for Savette which I remember from Town and Country Mall (now Centrepoint)?