Detailed. Guelph, ON.
It’s not modern, I know, but I really attracted by the details of this building.
Last summer, I went to a great outdoor festival called Harvest Picnic. It was part farmer’s market, part rock show that included performances by great musicians I admire: Sarah Hammer, Daniel Lanois, Gord Downie, Emmylou Harris (love!) and Ray LaMontagne (LOVE!!!).
The next day, my friends and I drove to the Aberfoyle Antiques Market for a bit of shopping (I found so many great items) and on our way home to Toronto, we passed through Guelph. After grabbing lunch we saw this building which stood out from the row of buildings on the street.
I don’t know which style it is: it was built in 1882 but I was struck by the darkened stone work, the green-tinted windows, the abandoned look of the building… At street level there’s a restaurant called Apollo Eleven but the three floors above it looked abandoned. Hopefully one day it will be restored and used as an event space or office, similar to the Burroughs Building and not become a rockpile of bricks.