Recent posts on a blog about Toronto’s historic architectural gems

In the past few weeks, I have been placing posts on my blog about Toronto’s architectural gems. I have attempted to provide a detailed history of these buildings from the past, which remain important to the city today. The posts include both archival and modern photographs.

Below is a list of the posts and the links to view them. 


The St. Lawrence Market at King and Jarvis Streets


                The Old City Hall on Queen Street


Toronto’s first City Hall (1845) on Front Street (photo, City of Toronto Archives)


The Bay Store (Simpson’s) at Yonge and Queen Streets


Campbell House at Queen and University, built in 1822

         from Can. Life 1929

Aerial views of Osgoode Hall at Queen and University


Cast iron fence surrounding Osgoode Hall on Queen Street


The interior of historic Osgoode Hall


I have spent much of my adult life researching the history of Toronto. I love the city. It has provided the background for my books, one of which, “The Villages Within”, was short-listed for the Toronto Heritage Awards. If interested in novels with a Toronto setting, descriptions of the books are available by following the link:

They can be purchased in soft cover or electronic editions. All books are available at Chapters/Indigo and on The electronic editions are less that $4. Follow the links:

There Never Was a Better Time:

Arse Over Teakettle:

The Reluctant Virgin;

The Villages Within: 

Author’s Home Page:

Authors can be contacted at: [email protected]

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