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Pretty Door, Pretty Night

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Concourse Bulding, 100 Adelaide Street, Toronto


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Concourse Building, 100 Adelaide Street, Toronto

I've been meaning to take pictures of the Concourse Building for some time, and I really should come back on a weekend (when it's quieter) to take some better ones.  An Art Deco building (like the one my office is in around the corner), its decorative features were commissioned to Group of Seven painter J.E.H. MacDonald and his son.


There is a tall, shiny building slated for this spot.  Like many of the classic buildings in the city, the developer gets around tearing it down by putting the facade of the original building on the front of the glass tower.  Shame, shame.  Would just love to see some of these buildings restored and preserved in their original beauty. Not all the buildings need to  be tall.  I had a telephone conversation with a Vancouver colleague the other day and she asked me if it was sunny.  I said "no" – but it WAS sunny, I just couldn't see it from my vantage point in the midst of all the towers!


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The downtown (and those towers) looking east from Metro Hall, off King Street, Toronto
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King Street looking east, near Metro Hall, Toronto


This post was going to be all about that building up there, but it was such a pretty night. 

A beautiful night.