Cross Street = De Grassi & Queen E.
Another street, another Gothic cottage. More care has been taken here as it’s on desirable De Grassi, the most famous street in Canada. An earlier paint job from a down-at-the-heels era has been sand-blasted down to the original polychromatic bricks. All over Toronto these bricks are our workmanlike building material, often yellow and red but sometimes with a little black creosote sprinkled into the mix. These bricks were most often made locally, at brick yards found across the city, including the most prominent, the Don Valley Brick Works. A chain-link fence, the scourge of the urban landscape has been removed and a garden planted. Kinder, gentler, this worker’s cottage has been faithfully restored. Victoria would be proud.