Photo cred – LOKI Design\nHow soon before these Mile End visual treasures fall victim to a greedy developer's wrecking ball? That’s what we kept thinking while peering through the lens of Montreal graphic designer Kevin Lo's Mile End Type photo series, a rich visual feast that captures our hipster Mecca’s evolving face. You can enjoy many more of these photos on LOKI Design’s site.\nWe barely recognize half the signs on these well-worn storefronts, though we are acquainted with quite a few. Can you help us out in the comments?\nCould this stand for Compact Flash? Or Cold Fusion? Or Canadian Forces? Someone help us out!\nNova: Latin for "new." Which this sign once was.\nWhenever we see this sign while looking for bike parking, we want to rage.\nThere are still people out there who don't buy all their rugs from IKEA.\nBeautiful brickwork is a recurring feature in Mile End. Do you know where this is?\nThis iconic Mile End water tower will always have a special place in our hearts.\nMile End is chock full of run-down apartment buildings with beautiful stained glass.\nIf you know why manhole covers are round, you might be eligible to work at Google. But don't take our word for it.\nHelping Mile End's needy since 1991, at the corner of Bernard & St-Urbain.\nThis is where you want to get your keys cut in Mile End.\nWhenever we walk past this, we can't stop giggling at this elephant's silly vacuum trunk.\nTotally stumped here.\nWhere is this place?\nMile End's bagel champion.\nThe choice sub spot in northern of Mile End.\nBoulangerie Adriatica: hit it up!\nWould you service your Porsche 911 at this shop?\nAnother mom & pop institution, run by legendary Mile End jeweller Moïse Rothschild since 1980.\nHipsters of Mile End Unite!\nWalking into this mom & pop Parc Avenue electronics shop is like stepping into a time machine.