Toronto and Muskoka differ in atmosphere, population – but they share one thing – deep architectural history. Most of Muskokas’ population came by train and then boat from Toronto back in the day. Here’s a piece about a building in Toronto we have all seen one time or another.
“Defining Queen and Yonge: The Robert Simpson Company Building.”
On the corner of Queen Street West and Yonge, in the heart of downtown Toronto, sits the former flagship store of Robert Simpson Company Limited, otherwise known as Simpson’s. Now resting in the shade of soaring skyscrapers, it was an influential force in the department store industry, and shaped the shopping experience we know and love today.
Forged from humble beginnings, Simpson’s was the…