We ventured into the Junction yesterday in search of salvage furniture and vintage office miscellany and discovered new pockets of vintage stores mixed with old in a neighborhood slowly shedding it’s snake-skin past.
Most of the vintage shops pepper the streets around where Keele and Dundas intersect. It was a Monday however and most were closed, so we peeked in windows with mouths agape. This rather sketchy Junction activity revealed vintage teak, Danish teak, mid-century modern furniture, office salvage, vintage shelves, vintage cabinets, and spectacular vintage lighting enough to make us salivate.
Smash has a giant rather sterile storefront that inside stretches the full girth of it’s gutted brick interior. A big letter “R” perched atop an old workbench greets us as we enter. Big rustic tables and huge salvage furniture and cabinetry are clustered everywhere. From vintage filing cabinets, old work-tables and clunky artifacts to some very creative antique lighting that illuminates your experience.
If you get a chance head to the Junction and enter this Tarkovsky film known as Smash. There are loads of interesting and enormous vintage pieces. And you may find yourself making excuses to buy something whether you have an airport hanger to put it in or not.
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