62 to 64 Hurontario Street

Two-storey, six-bay, red-brick building with stone sills and capitals, original 2/2 round-headed windows, and unusual buff-brick parapet containing brick crosses, and abstractions of dentils and modillions, and with original stone coping (c. 1900).

62 to 64 Hurontario Street

Ground Floor – At no. 62, flanking brick piers are clad in framed wooden panels, as are stall-risers and upper shop-fronts. Continuous fascia spans between stone brackets above pilasters, and period cornice remains. At no. 64, situation is similar, with framed wooden panels at piers and upper and lower shop-front, and original wooden cornice remains. At both units, combination of more recent, opaque elements at (former) shop-front window level, together with fabric awning below, squashes shop-front windows. Signage is varied but modest in both cases, although located below original fascia level.

Second Floor – Six bays of varying width, all similar to blocks to north but in good, original condition, though with black, cement repointing. Original 2/2, round-headed, wooden windows remain throughout, over stone sills and with double, corbelled, brick voussoirs and outer hood-mouldings, all built off brick imposts. Brick pilasters vary in width according to bay size, with similarly varied, moulded stone capitals above.

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Parapet – Original parapet is built off double course of corbelled headers set above capitals. Masonry above contains row of projecting brick crosses. Band of dentils above (built of stacked, corbelled headers) supports projecting upper cornice decorated with brick blocks in abstractions of modillions. Parapet comprises several courses of brick, with awkward, pre-painted metal flashing over stone coping at three RH bays, and with original stone coping exposed elsewhere.

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