A Neat Old Building : 16 Ryerson Avenue

On our way home from the market last week, we passed this building that I’ve walked by many times before (located at 16 Ryerson Avenue, just East of Bathurst Street and north of Queen Street West).  But this time I took a photo because they had their Canadian flag out in honour of Canada Day on July 1st.

When I got home, I began wondering about it, since it really looks quite different from everything else around it. so a few days later I went back and saw this plaque which I hadn’t noticed before.

 

This building has been classified as a heritage site, so it can never be torn down, and was built as a bakery and stables in 1902.  It is currently owned by a theatre troupe called Theatre Passe Muraille, who have a very interesting story themselves.  They bought the building in 1976 and converted it into two stages.  You can read more about them here
Theatre Passe Muraille

Thanks for reading,
loulou

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