The building at the northwest corner of Ossington and Queen couldn’t stay vacant for long. As Kevin Steele notes on his photo of 2 Ossington from October 2007, “In the 80s this was the Toronto Transfer Lounge, a TTC theme bar that I assumed was meant to be a hangout for drivers. Eventually it transitioned into a rocker bar.” Further transitioned into the First Step Homes, and then abandoned, the building has long been a target for taggers and artists. Now, it’s on the verge of being converted to the 2 Ossington Lofts, but before it’s torn down for good someone’s added an inconspicuous new addition to one of its boarded-up windows, discovered (and photographed, above) by Torontoist Flickr Pooler –richelle–.
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