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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...

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...

11 December 2009

1937 – Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: George & Moorhouse The original Toronto Stock Exchange with its magnificent Art Deco interior has been preserved under the massive Toronto Dominion Bank Tower by Mies van der Rohe. The facade combines...

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...

11 December 2009

1931 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Ross & Macdonald The Gardens was built by Leafs managing director Conn Smythe in a six-month period during 1931 at a cost of $1.5 million. The site was purchased from The T....

11 December 2009

1935 – Dominion Public Building, Toronto, Ontario

The Dominion Public Building, to the east of Union Station, was originally built as the customs house for Toronto. Its curved front provides an impressive approach to the station. It is still a...

10 December 2009

1965 – City Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Viljo Revell This is the fourth city hall in Toronto’s history. The first was destroyed by fire. The second was temporary. The third, the city outgrew, and it still exists. This fourth...

10 December 2009

1976 – CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: WZMH Architects Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m, it was, for many years, the World’s Tallest Building, an important...

10 December 2009

1982 – Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Arthur Erickson / Mather and Haldenby Opened in 1982 and renovated in 2002, this striking building is a 2,812 seater concert hall. Its circular architectural design exhibits a sloping and curvilinear glass...