Cross street: Queen St. West and Augusta
The original Original was already gone by the time Cummins took the first photo in 1984, but the S.L. Simpson Gallery was there, part of the early eighties Queen West art scene. The Vitrolite was too, those British-made glass tiles that once were ubiquitous across the city, on our storefronts and in our subway stations. The original 1954 subway stations were all lined with it but only Eglinton still is, and Broadview Furs, opposite, like Davisville, Rosedale, College and the rest, isn’t. And some typefaces are worth returning to.