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Retail Spaces Shine in Imperial Plaza’s Restored Lobby


The Liquor Control Board opens an outpost in a historic building with Mad Men-era details

Don Draper would feel right at home in midtown’s newest LCBO – and not just because of the whisky selection. Opened in the lobby of the former Imperial Oil Ltd. headquarters at St. Clair and Avenue – a 1950s limestone tower recently converted into condos – the liquor store dazzles with such period details as marble walls and a grand York Wilson mural that depicts a flowing oil well built into a rocky landscape.

Originally published in our Spring 2016 issue as Urban Update: Old Fashioned.



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