Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PDP #77: Art Decospital

Toronto is by no stretch of the imagination an Art Deco city. When Art Deco was in vogue Toronto was a second-string provincial burg, still in Montreal's shadow, with its attention far more on the past than the future. Nevertheless, there are a few examples of the style here and there, if you know where to look.

Toronto East General Hospital in East York, built in 1929, looks like it could be one. This picture was taken from the opposite side of Coxwell Avenue, and I do like the way the angle of the two wings gives a "comforting embrace" undercurrent to the building. It's a comfortable architecture, the kind that Toronto could use more of.

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1 comment:

  1. too bad the rest of that hospital is a bigger travesty than the patients it treats.