Category Archives: Architecture


St. Lawrence Hall

Situated at the corner of King & Jarvis, St. Lawrence Hall was completed in 1850 and opened to the public as the main meeting place – primarily for political events. Keep in mind that Canada […]

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Patrician Grill – Toronto’s Best Diner For Comfort Food

The first time I visited the Patrician Grill would have been around 17 years ago, when I was working on King Street East. The proprietor at the time was Louie Papas. After chatting with him […]

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Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel

Built in 1889, the Gladstone Hotel is the longest continuously operating hotel in Toronto. Situated in the Parkdale district, at Queen and Gladstone, it was named after the street in which it resides. The location was […]

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Gooderham Mansion

With construction being completed in 1892, the mansion was home to George Gooderham, President of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. At the time, the distillery was one of the largest in the world, while Toronto was […]

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Top 5 Buildings in Toronto

Toronto’s skyline has undergone many changes over the decades, many of which were in the name of “progress”. Unfortunately, this so called “progress” saw the demolition of many historic buildings which we will never get […]

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Best Places To Shoot The Toronto Skyline

Photographing The Toronto Skyline The entire Toronto Skyline is visible from several vantage points and some of the best places to shoot the Toronto Skyline are from Polson Pier or the Toronto Islands. The most popular place […]

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Osgoode Hall

Construction of Osgoode Hall began in in 1829 when Toronto was known as York. It is built in the Georgian Palladian and Neoclassical styles which are techniques virtually unknown by today’s architecture community, especially Daniel Libeskind […]

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Commerce Court North

  Built in 1930, Commerce Court North was the largest skyscraper in the British Empire until 1962. The 34-story building was designed by Pearson and Darling Architects of Toronto for the Canadian Bank of Commerce (now CIBC) […]

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St. Lawrence Market

Founded in 1803, the St. Lawrence Market is the primary destination for a selection of fine foods from around the world. In 2012, National Geographic Magazine named it the best market in the world. It […]

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Toronto’s L Tower Disaster

In case you were wondering what that 58-story monstrosity was on The Esplanade and Yonge Street, it is known as the L Tower. It is the work of architect Daniel Libeskind, the same Daniel Libeskind […]

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