Retro Apartment Signage on Lake Shore

Along Lake Shore, in the west end of the city, there's a series of apartment complexes just east of RoyalYork that continue to sport their original signage. This retro signage dons names like "The Deauville", "The Eldorado" and "Cornell Manor".

Yesterday, I decided to snap a few pictures before these apartments are razed for pricey waterfront condos. (Don't panic, tenants... this hasn't been announced, I'm just looking into my crystal ball.)





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ex regular

Cool. Very cool.

ex regular who argued relentlessly with argie

July 25, 2016 @ 5:11 PM


There are many vintage/retro apartment building signs in mid-town Toronto as well. I will attempt to snap some photos in the near future to add to your collection.

July 25, 2016 @ 10:02 PM

ex regular

p.s. Big Leafs Fan!

July 25, 2016 @ 10:29 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Signs of a different time. reminds me of the names of apartments in New York city, giving some status to the places you could live.

July 26, 2016 @ 7:54 AM

Ryan G

Agreed, those quasi old timey buildings have a ton of character. At one point I lived at a small building on Penrose, which is off Mt.Pleasant between Davisville and Eglinton. Each apartment had a milk delivery compartment beside the front door that could be accessed from outside and inside the apartment.

On a related note, when my parents first came to Canada from Northern Ireland in '66, my dad took a job as a superintendent of a building near Keele/Eglinton. I believe we lived rent free in exchange for pops taking care of the place. We were there for a while so as a young kid I remember helping my dad deal with all the trash. Back then of course, there weren't seventeen different types of ways to dispose of crap. People would just dump all their garbage down the chute, so I'd go with him to this epic Freddy Krueger-like furnace room to burn it all. One thing for sure - helping destroy the ozone layer was an absolute shit-load of fun as a kid.

July 26, 2016 @ 9:09 AM

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