Fifteen Baldwin Street caught my eye immediately as a classic example of early Toronto architecture. Besides being interesting from an historical point of view the brilliant Chinese red paint adds a wonderful vibrancy to the street. The “Homes and Lively Hoods” series features interesting structures both business and residential that in some way contribute to both the physical esthetic and or the general ambience of the neighbourhood.

   When you observe the way the houses seem huddled together as in this case, it becomes very metaphorical in two ways one it shows that or perhaps foretells the crowding and compacting of city dwellings as land becomes ever more valuable. The other metaphor I receive from “Fifteen Baldwin Street” is how the downtown neighbourhoods seem to have a genuine feeling of community and collaboration in keeping the area a vibrant accent to the city of Toronto.