Category Archives: Architecture


The Manufacturers Life Insurance Building

The Manufacturers Life Insurance building (Manulife) was is situated at 200 Bloor Street East in Toronto. With construction completed in 1925, the original structure had 8 stories, and in 1953, an additional 12 stories were […]

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Toronto Boat House

The Toronto Boathouse is located at the bottom of Cherry Street by Lake Ontario. It’s a launching point for yachts and boats into Lake Ontario for avid boaters. It has a dog park and a […]

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Don Jail

Toronto’s Don Jail, originally known as the Toronto Jail was completed in 1864. It is situated in Toronto’s east end at Broadview and Gerrard. Designed by architect William Thomas, it was once known as the […]

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Toronto Distillery District

The Toronto Distillery District is an example of revitalization and preservation of old Toronto. It was founded in 1832 by William Gooderham and James Worts (“Gooderham & Worts”). By the 1860’s, it became the largest […]

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Gooderham Flatiron Building

The Gooderham Flatiron building is an iconic structure which was thankfully salvaged from Toronto’s demolition era of the 1960’s and 70’s. ¬†Construction was completed in 1892, and it’s said that it inspired New York’s famous […]

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Allan Gardens

Founded in 1858, Allan Gardens is situated in downtown Toronto bordering¬†Gerrard, Sherbourne, Carleton and Jarvis Street. The pavilion was originally built in 1879 but burned down in 1902 and was rebuilt, in Victorian style, in […]

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