58 Hurontario Street

Narrow, two-storey, two-bay, (repointed) dichromatic brick building with multiple, corbelled voussoirs at round-headed arches, and (inappropriately) rebuilt parapet. (c. 1900).

58 Hurontario Street

Ground Floor – Set between brick piers with stone bases and capitals, aluminum-clad shop-front is nondescript. Door to left, with large oval window and plated brass hardware, is incongruous. At upper shop-front level, typical curved, plastic canopy obscures very deep fascia, above which part of original shop-front cornice remains, extending between ornate, scrolled and incised stone brackets at piers.

Second Floor – Two round-headed windows occupy single bay of red-brick masonry. Joints have been so enthusiastically cut out and repointed that actual shade of wall is paler. Window heads comprise double band of corbelled, rowlock voussoirs within outer hood-moulding, all built off brick imposts, and having profiled brick keystones. Windows are fixed, round-headed replacement, over the unfortunate bottom-sliders, with original stone sills below.

Parapet – Fully rebuilt, as at building to north, again with incongruous projecting piers above stone pilaster capitals. Virtually all decorative elements were eliminated at time of rebuilding, although minor, (non-original) decorative elements remain.

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