RJ Black

By: Lesley

Nov 08 2012

Category: SIGNS, Toronto


Focal Length:32mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

Is there a more visible sign that is not neon? R J Black’s Veterinary Hospital has been at this site near Queen and Carlaw in the Leslieville neighbourhood since 1911, though before that it was a residence. Unfortunately it is not listed as a heritage building, but after 100 years in service perhaps it is destined  to be in business for a long time still.

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14 comments on “RJ Black”

  1. Lovely building, too.

  2. I know this place. It does stand out!

  3. I assume Dr. RJ Black is no longer living? The letters are HUGE. No mistaking what this building is!

  4. How interesting. A black building for Dr. Black.

  5. Very cool. I bet when they started they served al of of the dairies & bakeries that used horses for deliveries. That is so old!

  6. Wow it’s a great building — and I can’t believe it wouldn’t be on the heritage list. Must be lovely old buildings to spare there.

  7. Very impressive building and history. I would love to see the inside.

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  8. Impressive facade and love the arched design of the sign!

  9. wow, this is a cool veterinary hospital! the facade is impressive…it gives out the impression of competence.:p

  10. Great building.

  11. What a great architectural building.

  12. Very cool! I’ve never noticed this building, but I hope it does get historical status one of these days. It would be a shame to lose it.

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