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Our Love Letter to Sterling Road

Taking in the view – and reflecting on past and future – from our new digs in the Junction Triangle

By Eric Mutrie
Photography by Naomi Finlay

A new home is exciting –
Especially when it’s ours.
We packed up all our iMacs
We loaded several cars.

DL-G17-Sterling-thimbleWe bid adieu to Richmond
And our view of Cruise’s thimble.
Now we’re roomies with a circus school
And the occasional crashing cymbal.

From factory to funhouse,
Our building’s got some history.
A century’s worth of stories –
Some remain a complex mystery.

DL-G17-Sterling-dresslersWe admire next doors’ designers
As though they’re famous wrestlers.
Our concierge desk is custom-made
By the one and only Dresslers.

To the south is MOCA’s reno
Of a 1919 tower.
Among the art it’s soon to welcome:
Abstract depictions of a flower?

DL-G17-Sterling-NonnasThe smell of Kit Kats is in the air
The smell of change is, too.
We’re joined in line for veal parms
By The Drake’s construction crew.

A ‘nabe of new arrivals,
but also gems quite old.
Sterling may be the colour of silver,
But to us it’s solid gold.

DL-G17-Sterling-Hendersons2So raise a pint of Henderson’s
“To all that’s brewing on the street.
To neighbours here and coming soon,
Whom we just can’t wait to meet!”

Originally published in our 2017 Special Guide Edition.


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