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10 Most Haunted Buildings In Toronto

10 of The Most Haunted Buildings In Toronto Do you believe in Ghosts? Here is a Top-10 list of haunted buildings in Toronto: #10 Campbell House As mentioned in a previous blog, Campbell House was […]

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The Great Hall Reopens September 21, 2016

With construction being completed in 1889, The Great Hall was constructed by Toronto’s west end YMCA due to tremendous growth in membership. The project was primarily funded by Toronto entrepreneur , Samuel J. Moore, who amassed great […]

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Campbell House

Campbell House was built in 1822 for Upper Canada Chief Justice Sir William Campbell. It was originally located at Frederick and Adelaide, in York’s (now Toronto) east end. The home was constructed for Campbell and […]

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Victoria College

Founded in 1836 by Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, Victoria College is one of the finest examples of historic architecture at the University of Toronto. Ryerson was a Methodist minister, politician, and an education advocate in the days southern Ontario was […]

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Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Opening on June 11th, 1929, the Royal York Hotel, with 28 floors, was the tallest building in Toronto and the British Empire at the time. One year later, the hotel lost this distinction to the 34 […]

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St. James Cathedral

St. James Cathedral is Toronto’s longest running Anglican congression in the city. With construction beginning in 1850, opening for services on June 19, 1853, was one of the largest buildings in the Toronto at this time. The […]

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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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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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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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