I’m not 100% sure what happened to January but it’s already February and while the year is only a month old watching the snow pile up has me contemplating how far we’ve come.
In the upcoming weeks as construction in the brewery gets underway in earnest we’ll be posting lots of photos but before we get to what we’re doing on the inside of the building I thought you might like to know a bit about how far 60 Dundas East has come.
We know that most recently our building was home to Seaway Communications who was responsible for local emergency calls among other things. As we understand it the concrete block addition at the back of the building was put in by Seaway as a secure location for emergency call operators. Lucky for us that space is going to make a perfect production room for brewing.
Back in the 1960s, before the concrete block addition, the building went by the name of Jim’s Lunch and from the photos below looks like it was a happening spot. We’re not sure about what was happening in our building in the early 1900’s but we know our building is on maps of the city from the late 1800’s and it appears to be a private residence. All the layers of wallpaper we uncovered tends to support the idea that this was someone's home many years ago.
These photos taken of our buildings exterior were gifted to us last year by a gentleman who dropped them off one day out of the blue. Needless to say the holes we uncovered in the brickwork, facing Dundas street, make so much more sense now.
Side note - if you have any old photos or stories of our building please share! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.