The Top of The World is a cafe on the roof of the building. Back when the hotel was the tallest building in the city, people flocked to "Dine in the Sky", as the brightly lit up sign on the peak of the Sylvia read. Mis-matched chairs and couches next to curved iron tables surround a small pool amongst the garden.The once luminous sign still sits there today, though many of the light bulbs are burnt out.
Host a glamourous party in the spacious garden area by sunset, re-cap the previous nights events with friends over pan au chocolate and coffee, or explore the less public roof top to find a private veiw, the perfect place to sit and think.
take the elevator to the bottom level of the basement, and walk past the peeling-black painted apartment doors to the end of the hall. around the corner you'll find an opening, guarded by an artistic though rusty iron gate. untangle the thick tarnished chain that holds it in its place and let it swing backwards, revealing the narrow winding staircase to the center of the earth...
the sylvia underground pool, or "the center of the earth", as it's known by tenants, was once a public swimming pool, popular among locals in the 20's during the winter months when the roof facilities closed down. today it lies dark and forgotten by most, except for the enlightened few sylvia residents who've made it their hipster playground.
it is dimly lit by white christmas tree lights strung from the low stone roof, and one antique chandalier, the last reminder of the pools once glamourous aura. outdated furniture from the old hotel has been dragged down to the spacious pool deck.
the perfect place to host a party, or sneak away to with a special someone for some time alone, but be careful, you never know who you'll run into down here.
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Welcome to The Sylvia, A historic downtown apartment building, where vacancies are always available for inspired young people; from high class heiress to barefoot free spirits.
Named after the founder’s wife, Sylvia Leveque, the building is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the area. Originally a posh hotel, The Sylvia has been a landmark institution for the young and sensational throughout the decades. The legendary Top of The World Garden Café, on the roof of the building, was a favourite among starlets, actors, poets, musicians and models, from Ava Gardner to John Lennon.
Although the Sylvia’s star has faded from the public eye, today it is home to a handful of unique, passionate and sparkling generation.
The basement levels are home to an artistic and whimsical class of youth. Dark and perfectly run-down, the brick walls and cold stone floors are the perfect place for an unhappy model, struggling artist or mysterious runaway to call home.
Above ground, the expansive picture windows, hard wood floors, and stylish balconies satisfy a wide range of wandering souls.
There is a sense of community among Sylvia residents on all floors, despite cultural differences. The basement dwellers have been known to haul their record players to the Top of the World for a sunset celebration, and the Upper Class just love to get their hands dirty in The Center of the Earth pool after hours.
hello beautiful people i am back ! I have made the satisfying and overdue decision to stay in today it's cold out there, and i'm tired. i'm drinking my favourite vanilla oolong from a glass thermos. i adore the way oolong leaves unfurl and get all big and beautiful. it's like an organic lava lamp. any ways, i missed this. and all the beautiful creative people too i love you :) update me, what have i missed?
how to survive a canadian winter... 1) boots. fur lined ones with room for adorable thick woolen socks. this is manditory! there's NOTHING sexy about frozen toes. and a waterproof lace-up pair for adventuring. and 2345 other pairs because they are beautiful. :) 2) aritzia!! hellooooo ohmuhgoodness 3) a winter jacket that you LOVE that keeps you TOASTY as hell. you don't look cool shivering in your fall jacket it minus 30 weather. even if you squeeze millions of hoodies under it! you KNOW you're guilty of this! we all are! it ends NOW!!! go to aritzia, you fool ♥ 4) learn how to knit, then knit your booty off. mittens and hats especially! they don't take that long and are super super cute, and useful! why buy a pair from anthropologie that's designed to look hand made, when you could actually hand make them!? boom. and now you know what you're getting every single one of your friends for christmas! you're welcome! 5) go on day trips to the mountains! 6) learn how to snowboard. vital. 7) make drinking wonderful lavish hot drinks spoiled with whipped cream and chocolate shavings you're life mission. 8)get a job. they suck in summer, but in winter you'll be happy for an excuse to stay inside for a bit. unless you're a lumberjack or something. 9) go sledding, jesus! 10)get winter tires!! what are you doing! you're obviously trying to kill every one on the road. come on now. 11) make a snowman. make 6. 12) make a snow lady or two 13) name your snow folk and cry when they melt :( 14) take photos. of the scenery and of you and your friends; the snow flakes in your eyelashes, your footprints in the snow. snow angels, your wet boots in the door way. it's beautiful!
I'm off to work (there is no better place to work in winter than a tea shop!) enjoy the snoooow babies! ♥ ♥ ♥