Force of Destiny

Last week I met my Mom in the distillery district to share a bite before indulging ourselves in some seriously intense theater   En route, I came across one the many beautiful heritage buildings that line the streets of that neighbourhood.

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“This former industrial building was constructed in phases over two decades as STandard Woolen Mills expande d its operations. the earliest portion, constructed in 1882 and distinguised by its buff and blackened brick detailing was deisgned by E. J. Lennox, one of Toronto’s most celebrated architects” …

This is the Canadian Opera Company building, but the title above sounds much cooler, and plus, according to the COC website, “The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre is actually a group of buildings, each with a fascinating history. The buildings were initially commercial plants, housing a gas company and a textile mill in Old Toronto.”

Despite the old(e!?) brick and the incredible architecture, it wasn’t the outside that attracted me to this building.  It was that, as I walked by, I noticed this through the big glass doors, out of the corner of my eye:


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A closer look:

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The details: image

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