The Building

A little history

Originally constructed in the early 70's, 1266 Queen West began it's journey as a large retail store for Usher's Wholesale Grocers. At the time, Parkdale was the perfect area for a discount grocery store, and business boomed. Over the years, the market dwindled and in 2005 the grocery store closed its doors for the last time. However, the building found a new life.

Usher's grocers in the late 70's


More and more space became available for lease to commercial tenants, and as of 2006 our building is supported by a diverse group of companies. Within our walls, you'll find a full-service community legal clinic, artists, designers, interior & exterior decorators, illustrators, photographers, web developers, programmers, and more.