Scrivener Square, Toronto, Canada, 2012

This latest Toronto addition is located in the prestigious Summerhill neighbourhood. It was skillfully developed around renovated LCBO store, former North Toronto railway station. The station, constructed in the Beaux Arts tradition in 1916, consists of a 43-metre clock tower and a three-storey main terminal. The tower is modelled after the tower in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. Station’s elegant interior was hidden behind boarding until the building was restored in 2004 by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd, Architects.

Very smart move, and quite unusual in Toronto, to hide parking at the side of the building and wide open lawn to accommodate public events across the main entrance to LCBO is making this space somewhat pleasant.

Only time will tell when and if its role is going to be recognized and accepted by the locals. Some modest traces are already visible.

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sociability
8
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
8
religious
x
access & linkages
9
social
x
comfort
8
residential
x
image
8
court yard
x
tourist value
8
with park
x
total
49
street, shopping
x
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Last time updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:38 PM