Sunday, August 23, 2009

Leon's at the Roundhouse

This past July 8th, Leon's celebrated the Grand Opening of a store in downtown Toronto at Roundhouse Park, which lies immediately south of the Rogers Centre. The new location shares occupancy of the Roundhouse with neighbour Steam Whistle Brewery, and eventually the building will also house the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre.

Although the initial proposal to open a Leon's at the Roundhouse was met with disapproval from many Torontonians, the project went ahead as planned and the final results are nothing short of brilliant. The architect has taken great pains to avoid any alteration of the original structure - the showroom has been seamlessly incorporated into the building.

In light of its location, this new Leon's offers contemporary furnishings designed to suit small downtown condominium dwellings. The selections are hip, urban and modern - not exactly what you'd expect from this traditional furniture retailer. I highly recommend checking out this location, since it offers a chance to shop while you appreciate a part of Toronto's architectural history.

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