Joy Gas Stations
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English Joy Gas Stations
Joy Gas Stations operated uniquely designed stations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the 1930s for the Joy Oil Company Limited. The stations are examples of the Château style of architecture, a style that was promoted as a uniquely Canadian architectural form in the 1930s.
Of the 16 stations built in the Greater Toronto Area, only one station survives today, at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Windermere Avenue built in 1937. In April 2007, the City of Toronto moved part of the station from the site to a location across the street at Sir Casimir Gzowski Park. The station was restored and will be repurposed as an eatery and tourist information centre once the current contract with the nearby vendor expires after 2016.
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English Joy Gas Station
Built in 1937, this fanciful structure is probably the cutest gas station you will ever see. It has a Château style of architecture with one corner of the building having a castle tower. No longer in use as a service station, it was moved to Sir Casimir Gzowski Park for preservation.