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Architecture of Ontario

10 December 2009

1912 – Government Conference Centre – Former Union Station, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ross & MacFarlane The Government Conference Centre was originally constructed as Ottawa Union Station between 1909 and 1912 to the designs of architects Ross & MacFarlane, based on original plans by architect...

26 January 2011

1913 – Bank of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

A thirteen floor tower was later constructed on top.

11 December 2009

1913 – Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Lamb The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world. The pair were originally built as the centrepiece of Marcus Loew’s theatre chain in...

10 December 2009

1917 – St. Alban’s Cathedral, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Arthur J. Wills A small Anglican Cathedral, the head of the Diocese of Keewatin, with a fine but short tower and spire. Built to replace a previous cathedral of 1892 by Winnipeg...

10 December 2009

1924 – War Memorial, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Creber Bros Cenotaph commemorating the dead of the First World War completed in 1924.

30 January 2014

1925 – Designs for War Memorials, Ottawa, Ontario

Unsuccessful designs to competition by the Canadian Battlefields Commission for a war memorial. The competition was held in 1925 to seek designs for a national war memorial to be dedicated to the First...

10 December 2009

1927 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architects: John Pearson & Omar Marchand The original structure was designed by Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones. The Palace of Westminster in London had recently been rebuilt in a Gothic Revival style, and...

11 December 2009

1927 – Union Station, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Ross, Macdonald, Jones & Lyle Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it was the largest and most opulent station erected in Canada – the facade is more than 230 metres long. Its centre-piece...

10 December 2009

1929 – Confederation Building, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas W. Fuller The Confederation Building, which had built in 1929 on Wellington Street had been occupied mainly by Department of Agriculture employees from its inception. The Department of Finance and the...

11 December 2009

1931 – Canada Life, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Sproatt & Rolph Originally designed to be taller, but the Great Depression ended those plans, the Canada Life building is a fine structure in a stripped down classicism. In 1950, the insurance...