Created in 2000, Rosedale Main Street comprises Yonge Street from Woodlawn Avenue (north) to Crescent Road (south) and has a wide variety of merchant and service members, from high-end antique and decor stores to wonderful neighbourhood restaurants and gourmet shops; from beauty and hairdressing salons to travel specialists; and the newly restored and renovated historic North Toronto CPR Station, the centrepiece of the community.
History of the infamous C.P.R. North Toronto Station.
Subtitle: Today’s flagship Summerhill LCBO store is located at 10 Scrivener Sq (at Yonge St on the northeast corner) in the Rosedale/Summerhill neighbourhood of Toronto.
Originally the C.P.R. North Toronto Station, today’s flagship Summerhill LCBO store is located at 10 Scrivener Sq (at Yonge St on the northeast corner) in the Rosedale/Summerhill neighbourhood of Toronto.
Considered the Union Station of its time, the C.P.R. North Toronto Station, was opened in 1916. Designed by Darling & Pearson in the neo-classical Beaux-Arts style, this gem features a 42.7 m (140 ft) clock tower and 11.5 m (38 ft) ceiling in the main terminal.
When today’s Union Station opened in 1927, the North Toronto Station began to see fewer passengers. It was too expensive for C.P.R. to operate both Union Station and the North Station. Its last railway customers came through the short-lived North Station in 1930. Shortly after, the space became home to Brewers Retail and also the LCBO.
Over the years, alterations were made throughout the grand building. Rubber tiles covered the beautiful floors, wood panelling hid the marble walls, and drop ceilings turned the three-storey hall into a one-storey space. These alterations, both concealed and in some cases, protected the ? remarkable details behind them.
In the Fall of 2000, the building’s owners, Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, began the complex task of the restoration. It was an incredible surprise when the building’s elegance was discovered.