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3.13.2006

TheStar.com - Project's faded signs recall sweet history

TheStar.com - Project's faded signs recall sweet history: "Project's faded signs recall sweet history
Adding a floor required extra steel support
Footings also increased to hold building weight

Mar. 11, 2006. 01:00 AM
W.D. LIGHTHALL W. D. LIGHTHALL
SPECIAL TO THE STAR HOW IT'S BUILT

In the loft conversion business it's called ghosting, though it has nothing to do with the paranormal.

Ghosting refers to the original painted signs and lettering found on the exterior walls of old factories and warehouses.

Typically faded and broken up, these old signs are a reminder of the original owners and functions of these buildings, and of Toronto's industrial past.

'When we first looked up there, we thought we would sandblast the lettering on the building off, clean it up,' says Lionel Larry, president of Rosebud Homes, one of two developers converting the former R & T Watson Co. building into condominium lofts."

Read More to find out how they soundproofed the floors in this old building.

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