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Architecture of Ontario

06 January 2014

1883 – Canada Life Assurance Co., Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Richard Waite Former head office building of the Canada Life Assurance Company, which was founded in Hamilton. Later known as the Birks Building. Demolished in 1972 amid much protest in the city.

11 December 2009

1884 – St Andrew By-The-Lake, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Arthur R. Denison The moving force behind the construction of this island church was Reverend Arthur Sweatman who later became Archbishop of Toronto, and Primate of All Canada [1907 – 1909]. The...

10 December 2009

1885 – Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Georges Buillon The first plan dates from 1839 but the work on the building’s structure was conducted between 1841 and 1865, and the interior ornamentation, from 1876 to 1885. Missionaries on temporary...

11 December 2009

1886 – Hockey Hall of Fame (Former Bank of Montreal), Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Darling & Curry Designed in 1885-86 to replace a building that was not yet thirty years old, because it was not grand enough for the aspirations of the Bank of Montreal, and...

30 September 2009

1889 – Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: George Durand

24 January 2011

1890 – City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: James Balfour Demolished in 1960. Replaced by a fine example of the International Style by City Architect Stanley Roscoe.

24 January 2012

1890 – Library, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: In 1913 the first Hamilton Public Library vacated their building, built on Main Street West near James in 1890, and moved across the street into the new Carnegie Library. The City finally...

10 December 2009

1890 – Notre Dame Du Portage Church, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Senecal & Papineau Founded in 1890, on Christmas Eve 1914 fire totally destroyed the interior, leaving only the granite walls standing. Within the space of a year the parishioners had the church...

01 October 2009

1891 – Aged Womans Home, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: B.R. Gregg

24 January 2011

1891 – Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Ontario

Architect: William Stewart Short-lived and eccentric building, opened in 1891 and destroyed by fire in 1915.