My friend recently sent me an email about a pop-up sample-sale she had heard about that was located in my neighbourhood. I decided to check it out though I should have expected what I found … everything nice was way too small. It seems that this is the case for any sample-sale I’ve been to in recent years, that they only carry very tiny sizes, and if there is one thing I know about myself it’s that I am not is a size 0-2! The woman running the sale tried to help me find things that might fit, however I wasn’t interested in wearing a t-shirt that looked like a large sack with holes in it for my hands to poke out of. What I really wanted was those tailored ink blue cuffed shorts with the tuxedo-style black stripes down the side. But the ones they had would have fit on one of my legs, so …umm. no. I’m kidding, but the clothes were quite extreme on the small scale.
All was not lost though, as I got to have a peek inside the old building in which the sale was being held. Located on King Street West, it was erected in 1904 and would have probably originally been used in the creation of textiles and clothing, as this strip of Toronto was the garment district. While the lovely chandeliers would not be original to the building, they were very pretty none the less.
Aside from me and the person hosting the sale, who was sitting quietly with her head down on the table as I left, the building seemed to be abandoned, so I had a great chance to savor the ambiance and visit with the ghosts of the past, lounging about the hallway.
Thanks for enjoying the quiet beauty with me. I hope your week is going well.
This building is located at 580 King Street West, west of Portland, in Toronto