Thursday Doors – April 13, 2017
This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.
“Veteran’s Memorial Building” – Unionville, Ontario
In the small Ontario town of Unionville, well, not so small as Unionville is actually part of the city of Markham, sits this beautiful old building, which I thought was a church, until further inspection.
It’s now an audio/video store but the original doors are still there, so, whatever. In fact, I was going to go inside to check it out when I realized it was now retail space and quickly walked back out. Just too much of a contrast for me that day.
Unionville is a beautiful historic town, still quite well preserved among the high-tech landscape of surrounding Markham. The original buildings are quite well preserved but have mostly been converted into shops and restaurants. Have a quick Streetview tour, if you like.
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It’s so nice to encounter these old buildings with their lovely doors still intact. This one is a beauty, and her doors have the look of an old church.
Unionville is such a pretty place. They’ve done a great job of preserving and re-purposing their old buildings.
Love Unionville, and this door is wonderful. I was thinking earlier this morning about the difference between Quebec church doors (ie Norm’s grand doors today http://bit.ly/2pd8TIp ) and the pretty but reserved churches of Ontario. This is the perfect example.
Yet, we have some pretty amazing large church doors in Ontario too. The unfortunate thing in Unionville is that many of the historic doors have been replaced.
Agree it’s unfortunate, and it’s happening everywhere now.
So attractive. I’m glad they left it as it was.
That is lovely, though its new vocation seems a bit odd for an old church. All the same, at least they didn’t tear it down 🙂
True. I believe the City of Markham has strict rule on what you can and can’t do to a historic building.
Beautiful -and different with two stained glass windows in this door – Brick with a white door makes it hard to overlook:)
Yes, the white door is a real eye catcher.
I love those doors. I would have thought it was a church as well. 🙂
It sure looks like it may have been, at some point.