TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, December 2, one of Toronto's most historically significant buildings on the waterfront-- the Tip Top Tailors building on Lake Shore Blvd West -- will officially light up the sky and reclaim its special place on the Toronto skyline. After being dark for the past 10 years, the famous red sign which sits atop the east, west and north facades of the building will come to life via a newly refurbished LED-lit sign that will boldly spell out the Tip Top Tailors name once again.
The Tip Top Tailors building has earned its place in Toronto's cultural and commercial history. Constructed in 1929 to the designs of architect Roy M. Bishop, the former garment factory is a fine example of Art Deco design with the symmetrical features and geometric shapes including the painted white concrete with cast architectural ornament, and brightly coloured glazed tile bands that are the hallmarks of the style. Designated as a heritage property by the city in 1973, the Tip Top Tailors building was sold to Context Development in 2002 who retrofitted the historic structure into the high-end condominium building it is today, registering the complex in 2006.
The Tip Top Tailors sign comes to life and reclaims its special place on the Toronto skyline along the western waterfront
When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
7:00pm-7:20pm: Residents and Neighbours to gather at the front entrance to TIP TOP for opening remarks
7:20pm-7:30pm: The official sign lighting celebration lights up the sky
Who: Joe Cressy, City Councillor Ward 20
Don Loucks, Heritage Toronto Board Member, Architect and Heritage Planner
Perry Brown, Executive, Pattison Sign Group
Denis Klurfeld, President Board of Directors, Tip Top
Where: Tip Top Tailors Building, 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West (Lake Shore Blvd and Stadium Road, west of Bathurst), Toronto, ON
SOURCE: TIP TOP Communications Committee
For further information: Mary Landreth, Tip Top Communications Committee, [email protected], mobile 416.315.1695 or Paula Oreskovich, Tip Top Communications Committee, Mobile 647.283 3693