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Leaside Towers are definitely amazing. Shame about the location though (and rental instead of condo).
 

AlbertC

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The former Faberge plant on Queen Elizabeth Drive, a Parkin recipient of a Massey Medal in 1950--now Great Lakes Brewing (and surprisingly intact, right down to the wiggly brown brick wall by the entrance--you can tell that they adore their premises, even though it still lacks "official" heritage status)

 

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I love the organic and rustic look that was achieved through the unusual cladding. It makes the building a landmark. What kind of cladding is it?
 

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I love the organic and rustic look that was achieved through the unusual cladding. It makes the building a landmark. What kind of cladding is it?
Curious about this myself! You can see a similar effect on the bridges (which I've always loved) between the Canada Life building on University and 190 Simcoe.
 

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There's a whole strip along Eglinton West that I love. I should really go out on a nice day and take proper photos while they're still around, rather than relying on Google Streetview.

Forest Hill Manor, 790 Eglinton West:

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Savoy Plaza, 130 Old Forest Hill Road (pre-reno):

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The Crofton, 740 Eglinton West:

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The Roycroft, 736 Eglinton West:

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Hmm. Come to think of it, maybe I just like buildings with names written in cool mid-century type.
 

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A few modernist churches that I have always admired:

1. St. Peter's Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Mount Pleasant just north of Eglinton. The interior of this church, with the stained glass, is amazing.

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(Credit: Kaido Haagen)

2. Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Broadview Avenue, overlooking Riverdale Park East and the Don Valley. A landmark.

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(Credit:Keith Armstrong)

3. The Estonian Baptist Church on Broadview Avenue, in East York. The building has seen better days, but I love the exuberant 1960s architecture. There is something almost Brady Bunch-esque about this church.

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(Credit:Jennifer Vieira)
 

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