Sometimes when a store closes it leaves a ghostly stain. These are all eastend Toronto, most along the Danforth & one at Coxwell/Gerrard St.
Wongs was a camera shop near Broadview – the window had a display of antique cameras
Crossroads was empty (& still is) for decades. It recently was gutted but still remain unoccupied. I was sorry to see this faux Tudor facade finally disappear.The building between it & Gerrard Pizza has been made over riot a daycare. Oh yes Gerrard Pizza is now closed.
close up of the Crossroads wonderful diamond leaded glass.
some signs are so iconic even painting over doesn’t disguise them. This was a busy Coffee Time at the corner of Coxwell/Gerrard E that closed overnight. it remains unleased two years later.
optometrist at the corner of Danforth/Coxwell that I didn’t even realize was gone so I don’t know how it’s been for lease
Let’s talk about this place about a two years then closed overnight – access denied
Tim’s at Danforth/Logan. Always busy it unexpectedly closed overnight a few years ago & the location remains empty.
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For the first time my local stretch of the Danforth – from Greenwood to Coxwell – participated in Nuit Blanche. There was nothing between Greenwood & Linnsmore. In fact there was no Blanche on the southside of Danforth until one got to the Roberston Parkette where there was a long set of tables for an early scrabble game.
The bulk of the action was along the north side – with musicians, window displays & lots of people taking photographs.
Scrabble in the wild
Make Love Not War
Red Rocket window – I liked the way the actual cafe lighting became a part of the piece
Masks on the wall outside the Linnsmore Tavern
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