Monday, July 26, 2010

Step on it, Toronto!

I've recently discovered three wonderful examples of terrazzo flooring in Toronto that I didn't know about previously. (Terrazzo is a hard-surface flooring made of fine chips of coloured marble, divided by metal strips, that has been ground smooth. It can be found indoors or out, and is ideally suited to high-traffic areas like foyers or entryways.) Check out these pics, and share other examples with us using the comments box!

Second floor lobby of Concourse Building, 100 Adelaide Street West, Toronto. Notice the 'mountain' motif at the rear, the projecting rays of energy, and the inlaid brass stars of different shapes. For more info about the building, see pp. 9-11 in Art Deco Architecture in Toronto book.
Inside foyer of The Royal cinema, 608-610 College Street, Toronto, designed in 1939 by Benjamin Swartz. This building was formerly The Pylon; see page 130 in Art Deco Architecture in Toronto book.
This convenience store at Yonge and Chatsworth, Toronto, was once a pharmacy.

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