Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
Travel Tuesday

This building is now a Pizza Pizza (shudder) outlet at Jarvis and Church. You can just see the franchise's gaudy orange sign.

In 1900 it was the site of the home of J. Stewart, a painter by trade. In 1915 the “Sterling Bank” purchased the property. The home was demolished and the bank built a classical-style structure in which it operated one of its branches until the year 1926.

In 1927, the “Standard Bank” moved into the building, but they were unable to sustain the business after the stock market crash of 1929, which ushered in the Great Depression. They relinquished the property in 1930, and the Canadian Bank of Commerce took over the premises.


  1. ...this is back when bank buildings were classy. When you drive along their style pops out at you. Well I like pizza too! Thanks Jackie, enjoy!

  2. A step down from its purposes, given its current use.

  3. Great to have all that history of one building.

  4. Well, at guess it's hard to stay dignified as you get old.

  5. Thankfully this bit of history hasn't been demolished to make way for yet another skyscraper, Jackie...
    Many thanks for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.


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