TORONTO ROADS ARE SELDOM ENNOBLED BY POETRY – THE WEST END’S STERLING RD. IS AN EXCEPTION

‘A Love Letter to Sterling Road’, a fast-becoming go-to destination in the West End. The poem was written by ERIC MUTRIE and the photo above is by NAOMI FINLAY.

A new home is exciting –
Especially when it’s ours.
We packed up all our iMacs
We loaded several cars.

From factory to funhouse,
Our new building’s got some history.
A century’s worth of stories –
Some remain a complex mystery.

<PHOTO – the Brothers Dressler, blogTO>

We admire next doors’ designers
As though they’re famous wrestlers.
Our concierge desk is custom-made
By the one and only Dresslers.

To the south is MOCA’s reno
Of a 1919 tower.
Among the art it’s soon to welcome:
Abstract depictions of a flower?

The smell of Kit Kats is in the air
The smell of change is, too.

We’re joined in line for veal parms
By The Drake’s construction crew.

A ‘nabe of new arrivals,
but also gems quite old.
Sterling may be the colour of silver,
But to us it’s solid gold.

So raise a pint of Henderson’s
To all that’s brewing on the street.

To neighbours here and coming soon,
Whom we just can’t wait to meet!”

Published in 2017 by Designlines, TORONTO’s ultimate guide to design – https://designlinesmagazine.com/sterling-road/

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