Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation

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justin karimzad
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Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation

Post by justin karimzad » 23 May 2009 01:03

Despite imminent redevelopment of the rest of the shopping center, the former Grand Union supermarket at 15 Ellesmere Rd. in Toronto, later a Dominion and now a Metro, was nominated for historical designation by the Scarborough Community Council. It opened August 20, 1958, and represented the largest wooden arch construction in Canada to that date. Designation would not automatically prevent demolition, but would require the council to be notified of any plans, which would give time to consider nominating the structure for Heritage designation that would prevent demolition;
http://spacing.ca/wire/2009/01/16/savin ... permarket/
http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:aS ... clnk&gl=us
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/570614
Scroll down this page to see an original ad;
http://torontoist.com/2009/02/historici ... n_to_a.php

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Re: Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation

Post by drubinoff » 25 May 2009 11:32

As a kid in the 70s/80s, I loved the Mircale Food Mart at Willowdale Plaza for its heroic arch. The lighting in the store I remember as being a bit dimmer, too; more ambient...mood lighting in a supermarket!

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Re: Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation

Post by werememberretail » 13 Jun 2010 22:24

This Metro resembles the Victor Gruen designed Penn Fruits of the same era,.

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