The Daily Photoist: Castle 3
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The Daily Photoist: Castle 3

Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
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Today’s photo comes courtesy of local visual artist Mr Kevino (Kevin McBride). He discovered this “castle” between the Lakeshore and Gardiner, just east of the Humber River, near Windermere Ave. He’s photographed it a number of times on different days from different angles. The image above is our favourite of the bunch. We love the intense aqua of the sky and how it works with the rusty-coloured roof. Beyond the bare trees and patchy grass (and ignoring the lack of snow) something about this photo really says winter to us.
So what is this abandoned structure? And why is it sitting on the side of a busy downtown road? (Rumour has it that it was an abandoned gas station.)

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