I had to leave my house during our endless stay-at-home order and take my teen to an appointment in Toronto’s Bloor West Village.
While she was busy, I went to the drugstore to pick up a couple of items and made the most amazing discovery.
How is it I have lived 17 minutes from here (by car) and have never heard about this?
They took an abandoned theatre, and converted it into a drug store.
I was totally stunned and completely impressed.
They did a really nice job.
It had three levels: the bottom was the cosmetics section plus hair, makeup and skincare, the middle by the main doors and cash/self-checkout registers had food and candy, and the top, on the balcony, was prescriptions, medication and hygienic/feminine supplies.
I like how they kept the integrity and design of the original theater.
Anyway, when I was done my stuff I went back to the house where my daughter had her thing and sat in the backyard. It just so happens it was on top of the subway. 😳 I could feel the ground shake and rumble below me each time a train passed underneath me. 😀
When my daughter came out, I told her about the theater drugstore, and she wanted to see it. We went and I made more discoveries…
They kept the old projector on the balcony for people to see and look at.
So there’s a little glimpse into a Toronto neighborhood for you. This part of town is north of where I live but still in the west end, formerly part of the borough Etobicoke.
Too bad we’re still in lockdown, which I hear they’re now extending until June or beyond, otherwise I might have been able to wander in and out of some cute shops along Bloor Street. They’re all closed and have been for months and probably won’t survive. 😭
I’m fine. Resigned and rage-y, but fine.
See you in the comments.