Hidden Bayview

One of the charming aspects of our Bayview shopping strip is the old-fashioned feel it has…the mom and pop stores and small, unique shops that have, in many cases, been there for a long time. If you look closely you can see architectural elements of bygone days…specifically in the Art Deco store fronts, polished steel, black ceramic tiles (remember the old TTC platforms?), and curved walls. Also as renovations occur, you can often see the remnants of a former store’s signage that evokes our history. We hope that these cool, retro features don’t disappear forever! Here are some neat examples.

Photo of a store on Bayview.
Photo by Robin Dickie.
Photo of a store on Bayview.
Photo by Robin Dickie.
Photo of a store on Bayview.
Photo by Robin Dickie.
Photo of a store on Bayview.
Photo by Virginia Lennox Kelly.
Photo of a store on Bayview.
Photo by Robin Dickie.

 

 

 

About Robin Dickie 7 Articles
Robin is a graphic designer and writer with numerous publishing and corporate clients. Born and raised in downtown TO and as a former New Yorker, she now adores living in Leaside. She is an avid hockey mum and self-confessed tree-hugger. She spent many years volunteering at Rolph Road PS including President of Council and the Home & School Association. Designing Leaside Life is her favourite job!