Split House

Nassau Street, Toronto, Canada

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Sited amongst a series of row houses on Nassau St. is a modest structure with a split personality. Located in Kensington Market -- a neighborhood historically occupied by skilled tradesmen and laborers -- this is a curious single-story example of the prototypical Toronto 3-story row house typology. The desire to define ownership and territory creates a Janus-faced exterior elevation. Paint, plaster, shingles and window coverings serve to demarcate the border between the two dwellings and identities.