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Wednesday 15 March 2017

54 & A Half St Patrick Street

I'm half the house I used to be.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: 54 1/2 St. Patrick Street
Date: Dec 2014

  On St. Patrick Street in Toronto there is one house that stands out.  It stands out because it is only half a house.  It looks as if it has been chopped right down the middle.

Not My Better Half.

 On one side the home is nestled up against other houses, but the opposite side is just a concrete wall.  Its next door neighbour on the concrete side is an apartment building.  We imagine that other homes and the missing half of 54 1/2 once stood where the apartment is now.

54.5 St. Patrick Street.

  Even its street address is 54 1/2 St. Patrick Street which makes us wonder if it used to be 55 St. Patrick Street?  The apartment next door is number 60 and the building to the left is number 54 so really this house should be renumbered as 56. 

Unfinished House.

  For a better vantage point we climbed the parking garage that was situated across the street.  From up here it looks like some sort of optical illusion.  Back at street level we can see that this is no magician's mirror trick.  Somehow this building has survived the wrecking ball all of these years.  You really halve to see it for yourself.

You Halve To See This.

This location is near Osgoode subway. Visit other Toronto TTC stations.

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54 1/2 St. Patrick Street

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