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West Block Maintains an Industrial Building’s Historic Flavour

Coming soon to Lakeshore and Bathurst: shiny aisles of kale, quinoa and chia seeds

By Eric Mutrie

Once a Loblaws warehouse, the abandoned 1928 art deco building at Bathurst and Lake Shore is set to become the company’s latest flagship. Having a grocer on site, stocked with trendy superfoods, is sure to appeal to residents of the Page + Steele condos rising nearby. Under the guidance of ERA Architects, the landmark’s crumbling walls will be disassembled brick by brick and rebuilt around a new shell, while a glass addition by architectsAlliance adds office space up top.

Originally published in our Winter 2015 issue as Urban Update: Historic Flavour.

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