Walk Liberty | Location 4

Welcome to Walk Liberty!

Walk Liberty is an interactive, online portal that showcases the rich history, public spaces, and dynamic and eclectic businesses of Liberty Village. Get outside, explore the neighbourhood and support your local businesses. 

This is one of thirteen stops along a walking tour of Liberty Village.

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📍 Hanna Avenue and Snooker Street

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“New ideas need old buildings.”
– Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Great American Cities


The corner of Hanna Avenue and Snooker Street is surrounded by century-old brick-and-beam factories, adapted to the needs of a new century.

Snooker Street’s name is inspired by the old Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company factory, located on the southwest corner. Brunswick-Balke-Collender made billiard tables, bowling balls and lanes, and other recreational equipment. Today, the Brunswick-Balke-Collender building is home to new businesses including event promoter Live Nation, food retailer Organic Garage, and Loblaw’s digital innovation team. The neighbouring boiler plant is now home to The Craft Brasserie and Grill. 

On the north side of Snooker Street stands the Barrymore Building, built in 1912 for Gowans, Kent and Company, a manufacturer of china and glassware, and later occupied by the Barrymore Furniture Company for over 50 years. Today, furniture retailers West Elm and Knoll occupy the first and second stories, along with offices and restaurants. Next door, 85 Hanna Avenue blends in with the surrounding heritage buildings, yet it was constructed in 2006 on former railway lands. 

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An old railway spur is marked next to the Barrymore Building

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Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Rail Lines approaching King Street, 1923. Today, 85 Hanna Avenue would be on the far-left side of this photograph.
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, File 1231, Item 676

Continue your tour…

Location 5 King Street and Atlantic Avenue – 175 metres northwest (136 Atlantic Avenue)

Location 13 Hanna Avenue and Liberty Street –125 metres south (2 Liberty Street)

Location 3 Lynn Williams and East Liberty Streets – 225 metres southeast (148 East Liberty Street)

Support Local. Check out these nearby businesses!

Cafes and Restaurants

Balzac’s Liberty Village 43 Hanna Street

Booster Juice 128 Atlantic Avenue

Burger Drop 116 Atlantic Avenue

Craft Brasserie 107 Atlantic Avenue

Fat Bastard Burrito 126 Atlantic Avenue

Freshii 85 Hanna Avenue

In Japan 124 Atlantic Avenue

Koja 120 Atlantic Avenue

Liberty Shawarma 114 Atlantic Avenue

Local Eatery 171 E Liberty Street, Unit 100 (Liberty Market)

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen 85 Hanna Avenue

Naomi Restaurant 112 Atlantic Avenue

Saigon Bistro 122 Atlantic Avenue

ULTRAMEN 134 Atlantic Avenue

Shops

Convenience K 75 Hanna Avenue

EQ3 51 Hanna Avenue

Fido 61 Hanna Avenue

Global Pet Foods 75 Hanna Avenue

Kitchen Stuff Plus 75 Hanna Avenue

Knoll 109 Atlantic Avenue

Organic Garage 42 Hanna Avenue

Pearle Vision 51 Hanna Avenue

Popeyes Supplements 118 Atlantic Avenue

Rogers 61 Hanna Avenue

Running Room 61 Hanna Avenue

West Elm 109 Atlantic Avenue

Services

B Suite Salon 132 Atlantic Avenue

Goodlife Fitness 85 Hanna Avenue

Smooth Wax Bar 110 Atlantic Avenue

Spotless Dry Cleaners 75 Hanna Avenue

Explore the amazing history of Liberty Village. Check out the full walking tour here!

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