During the “Doors Open Toronto” weekend, I had an opportunity to visit the interior of the Hotel Victoria, located at 56 Yonge Street. As a
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View sculptures in Toronto today by the creator of Vimy Ridge Memorial.
Walter Allwards’s South African (Boer War) Memorial at University and Queen Streets. Walter Allward, one of Canada’s most prominent sculptors, was born in Toronto
Enjoying Toronto’s architectural gems – the St. Lawrence Hall
The St. Lawrence Hall in 1890, Ontario Archives, 10021840(1) Whether a person passes the St. Lawrence Hall on a streetcar, in an automobile,
Toronto’s Architectural gems – Old City Hall
In the heart of Toronto’s financial district, each day thousands of people pass the Old City Hall. The reverberating sound of the bells in its
Enjoying Toronto’s architectural gems – the Bay at Queen and Yonge Streets
If ever a building qualified as a place where thousands visit each week, but is rarely noticed, the venerable Hudson’s Bay building at Queen and
Toronto’s 1890s Confederation Life Building
The lithograph above depicts the old Confederation Life Insurance Building in 1890. It was located at the corner of Richmond and Yonge Streets. Looking west
History of the Backpackers’ Hotel at King and Spadina
In 1873, Samuel Richardson erected a two-storey frame home on this corner. It survives today, though it has been greatly altered. Richardson added a third
Atelier Cafe Lounge in the Gurney Stove Foundry at King and Brant streets.
Today I had lunch at Atelier Cafe Lounge on King Street West, located within the building that once housed the nineteenth-century Gurney Stove Foundry.