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Architecture of Canada

10 December 2012

1861 – Provincial Exhibition Buildings & Museum, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: J.W. Hopkins Published in The Building News, July 27 1860. Constructed on Rue St. Catherine as a temporary structure for an exhibition of manufacturing. Described as “The form of that portion of...

24 June 2010

1863 – Union Bank, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Architect: C.P. Thomas “The new Union Bank Building, which has been lately erected at the corner of Hollis and Prince Streets, has two fronts in the Wallace free-stone; that in Hollis-street being 40...

15 April 2010

1864 – Archbishop’s Palace, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: George C. Izenour Built in 1864 under the guidance of Bishop Taché, the west wing of this residence stands as one of the oldest stone buildings remaining in Western Canada. Its mansard...

02 August 2009

1865 – Porte St. Jean, Quebec City

The Citadel and walls, built to protect the city, are the largest standing fortifications in North America, earning Quebec a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. There are also a product of the...

26 January 2014

1866 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller & Chilion Jones In 1859, The Legislative Assembly in Ottawa voted the sum of £75,000 for the erection of a “Parliament House” and offered a premium of $1000 for the...

09 March 2010

1869 – Church, Lennoxville, Quebec

Architect: C. Hodgson Fowler From The Architect and Contract Reporter, February 20 1869: Lennoxville is a considerable and still growing village, in the eastern townships of Canada and province of Quebec. It is...

26 January 2012

1869 – Hellmuth Ladies’ College, London, Ontario

Founded in 1869 by the Rt. Rev. Isaac Hellmuth, second Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, and opened on September 23 of that year by H.R.H. Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught. Overlooking...

14 December 2009

1870 – Hotel Place d’Armes, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Hopkins & Willy Built in 1870, the original five-story building was built for the insurance company Great Scottish Life Insurance. In 1909, the building was extended by two stories by architects Marchand...

11 December 2009

1870 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Toronto, Ontario

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (formerly St. Patrick Church) is the 5th oldest Catholic Church in the city of Toronto. The church was first established for a predominantly Irish congregation. But as...