Thursday, December 1, 2011

Groceries at the Gardens

The new Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens is now open. Never has so much fanfare and excitement been seen for a supermarket! 
All is sunny and bright again at Church and Carlton in Toronto.
Skywatch Friday

21 comments:

Halcyon said...

I heard about this. Can't believe there is so much excitement for a supermarket! I think I'll have to visit it though. ;)

VioletSky said...

It's a long story...

for those not familiar Maple Leaf Gardens used to be a hockey arena. (Think Madison Square Gardens, but in Toronto). The team moved to a newer shinier location about 12 years ago and this 'shrine' has sat empty until yesterday.

RedPat said...

I was down on Grenville St twice yesterday and thought of walking over but I heard the crowds were huge so I didn't. I saw on the news that they have the old centre ice marked in the middle of the store floor - cool!

VioletSky said...

I am heading back tomorrow afternoon to go inside if either of you would like to join me

Dianne said...

that's some sign!
it looks like it's for a Broadway show

Lesley said...

Great billboard! I haven't been there yet either. Looks very nice from what I saw on TV.

NixBlog said...

Wow! That is some sign! You people take your food almost as seriously as we do in Melbourne! ;-)

Emille said...

Wow, that really wants to make you have a look there, ain't it:)

EG Wow said...

Ha! I think Loblaws was mighty smart!

Nora said...

It looks almost too intimidating to go inside and grocery shop.

Sylvia K said...

Quite a sign!! And what gorgeous, clear BLUE skies! Terrific capture for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

I am crazy busy at this time of year! Thanks for the invite - enjoy.

J Bar said...

Interesting advert.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lindy MacDuff said...

If that sign doesn't draw attention, nothing will. I am *for* any business that re-uses/renovates a previous structure as opposed to building new. Seems there is so much waste in that regard (where I live).

Thanks for your visit and comment on my sign. =)

Karen said...

I doubt if the food will be any better than at any other Loblaws! Nice blue sky.

Andy said...

From what I have seen on the news this Loblaws is one of a kind.

ladyfi said...

What a great looking sign!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice picture - but I'm not really sure it's good that people can get so excited about a super-market!

Well, it takes all sorts I suppose.

Stewart M - Melbourne

VioletSky said...

It is more the history of the building - it holds a special place in people's hearts and that is where the excitement comes from. The Weston family have made the most of that.

I will post more about this when I go to see the inside later today.

thomas said...

wow!That's one big signboard.

My SWF

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I had missed this earlier -- thanks for giving the link on your later post with the great shopping cart picture. We love to visit different kind of grocery stores and this one MUST be worth a visit.

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