|The Annandale, Sydenham Street Kingston|
And it was all about the apartment. Even my aunt, who worked as a saleslady at Eaton's in down-town Picton, and lived in an apartment above a main street shop, was glamorous to me, because of her address.
Here are a few of my favourite early apartments.
|Ward Apartments, King Street, Picton|
|Have nothing on this Moderne brick on Bridge St. Belleville|
|28 Cardero Street, Vancouver|
I photographed this greenery cloaked buff brick apartment in Vancouver's West End, for its emotional rather than architectural significance. I lived there in the late 1970s, and it was where I first entertained the gentleman caller with whom I still share my days. We revisited in 2013, walking up Robson Street from Stanley Park through a proliferation of shiny towers and upmarket eateries. I was astonished to find my old home still standing, and even more surprised to find the row of tiny bungalows facing it all in good repair, with all that wonderful west coast vegetation proliferating.
And then I ran out of photos of apartment buildings, apartment houses, apartment blocks. I dug up a bit of history, though.
|City of Toronto Archives|
|photo courtesy Chris Ryan|