Built in 1936, this building caught my eye on a hot summer evening whilst stomping around Cook St Village. I was completely taken with its graceful lines and beautiful archways. I’ve always been a big fan of these designs, melding art with structure. Streamline Moderne styling stands it apart from pretty much everything else in the neighborhood (in the entire city, actually).
Back in the 30’s this building’s new technologies – advanced soundproofing, refrigerators, electric ranges, washing machines – were featured prominently in its advertising. It was also the first building with a penthouse suite. Today it’s been saved, and is protected from, numerous attempts at ‘unsympathetic development’.
But nevermind all that – it’s Art Deco!