1. Starts with "L"
2. A Favorite
3. LOVELY- chosen by Tom
Starts with "L" LIBRARY
Toronto ON Dundas and McCaul, by the AGO
Based on Tom's question, I had to see if it had any relation to a library.
Jeffrey Ji’s DIY design mimics an Australian cafe to the letter, down to the tiling outside the door that’s a near exact replica of tiling that reads “Standing Room Only” at Melbourne’s famous cafe Patricia. He would know, seeing as he used to be a Melbourne resident himself.
However, one of the oldest Starbucks in Toronto was home to an important landmark, the Britnell Bookstore and the building remains in the family.
Britnell closed in 1999 after serving the city for 106 years.
Alas, it closed up earlier this month and will no doubt become a condo.
Notable Store Elements
Floor is made from 200 year old wharf planking that was unearthed, and re-engineered in Toronto (found during the excavation when the Air Canada Center was being built).
Books lining the walls were donated from local organizations in exchange for some of the older furniture previously used for this store.
Community table is actually a salvaged piece of cabinetry and marble that was the original cash-wrap for the bookstore.