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The Daisy Tea Room

An attractive Vitrolite facade on this forgotten restaurant situated on the S/E corner of College and Bathurst. Currently the home of Sneaky Dees . Thanks to M. Ross for the info in locating this one.


Below, the building can be seen in 1951 or so with the second floor addition.


Sneaky-Dees.jpgAnd finally, an earlier location of the Daisey Tea Room across the street on the north side circa 1930.


A closer look at this photo reveals this cover from the Saturday Evening Post.

Painted by the great J.C. Leyendecke.



Lost Hamilton

Location Scout, Mark Moore has sent me some photos of a recently exposed store front on Barton Street in Hamilton. This early store front had been covered for years. Next door (Hendry’s Shoes) has an equally interesting/vintage Vitrolite front.

More on Vitrolite here.

DSC09275 DSC09278 DSC09279 DSC09280 DSC09281 DSC09282 DSC09283 DSC09284Below a before shot.

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 7.12.12 AM Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 7.12.40 AMBelow, another good example of an Art Deco Vitrolite storefront in Toronto

photo-toronto-murdies-drugs-devon-ice-cream-free-coca-cola-today-art-deco-design-1930sScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 10.44.51 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 10.46.55 AM396 Vaughn Road today….

Queen and Crawford/Then and Now

4465465531_7834a63d4a_bA little corner store with a very nice vitrolite facade that no longer exists on the N/E corner of Queen and Crawford. Photo by Patrick Cummins.

Screen Shot 2012-12-26 at 10.11.09 AMA current view. Note the same vitrolite facade of the Swan restaurant next door has been retained.

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Queen and Euclid/Then and Now

Queen and Euclid/Then and NowQueen and Euclid/Then and NowThis row of wood frame hops on the north side of Queen West near Euclid were in serious need of repair in the winter of 1941. Two years later only the one on the left remains (restored) and a replacement has been built with a vitrolite facade.
Queen and Euclid/Then and Now
2010 and strangely the empty lot remains.