Thursday, December 23, 2010

From the Archives #006: Price Low's, 376 Yonge St. (April, 1998)

With a deadline tomorrow, it's another long workday... no sketching today. So I've dug out another one from my past, this time from 1998 in Toronto... over 12 years ago. I lived close to Yonge and Gerrard St. (where this was drawn) for a few months, and spent a whole spring exploring Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods.

Once again, I was curious what became of these buildings... so here they are now:,-79.381973&spn=0.000758,0.002064&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=43.658899,-79.382008&panoid=3gqerdDRF0LJkr6flPji8Q&cbp=12,249.62,,0,-9.09

All the tenants have changed. I still remember when Starbucks moved into the building, originally a bank, on the right; it's now a pub. Price Low's is now a clothing store, while the gift shop and the used bookstore have changed into little eateries... but I'm surprised how little exterior modification has actually occurred; even the lights around the bookstore signage is still there.  There is only some new flashing on the dormers and party wall to address some moisture issues.

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