Very long time ago, this location was a store that sold Asian vine furniture and other Oriental products. From the front, you could see the furniture stacked from ground to ceiling. Not sure how it passed the fire inspections because that was a real fire hazard. Since then, Joy Bistro (and Over Joy restaurant upstairs) has become one of the most popular eateries in Leslieville. Across from the Jimmy Simpson Park, it looks looks really nice when viewed from the park over a bed of tulips.
Joy Bistro viewed from Jimmy Simpson Park -- Panasonic G1 & CPC Phase II 28-50mm el cheapo Zoom.
Joy Bistro in the early morning - Canon T2i & SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5. Larger Picture.