Top 5 Historic Buildings in Toronto

Despite the evolution and expansion of Ontario’s capital City of Toronto, it remains one Canada’s most vibrant urban centres. It’s very much apparent that the churches, characterized by gothic carvings and the medieval stone design of Casa Loma are the staples of this Toronto’s architectural legacy.  

Gooderham Building , 49 Wellington Street E

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Completed in 1892 by architect David Roberts Jr.

The famous building, known as Toronto’s “ flatiron” building similar to the traditional Town of York grid with Front Street. It’s triangular shape results from the the confluence of Wellington Street.  THe Toronto designer and architect, David Roberts Jr. was also responsible for a number of other Gooderham commissions – like George Gooderham’s houses at St.George and other building and homes on Bloor Streets (1889) and Jarvis Street (1891).

The building is now a designated Ontario Heritage site, first declared in 1975 and later became secured with a heritage easement under the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

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Casa Loma was built for Sir Henry Mill Pellatt in 1914, a E. J. Lennox design.

Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario,Canada. It is now a museum and famous historical landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. Wikipedia

Old City Hall, 60 Queen St W

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Another E.J Lennox design, a romanesque revival architectural type, completed in 1899.

Toronto’s Old City Hall was home to its city council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city’s most prominent structures. Wikipedia

Union Station, 65 Front Street W

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The grande hall in Union Station first opened in 1927. This building is one of the city’s best example of beaux-arts architecture. Union Station is located between Bay and York Streets in Toronto’s business district

Come and live in a city and experience your architectural dreams! Find your home in Toronto amongst all these picturesque historical buildings. Contact Elli Davis for Toronto real estate listing and keep on top of properties that were just listed on MLS.  Learn more about buying real estate in Toronto today.

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