Some may question my sanity when I suggest that the building that houses Grossman’s Tavern on Spadina is an architectural gem. I might receive more
Category: historic Toronto
Spadina Avenue in 1906 (left) and today (right). Both pictures look north on Spadina toward Dundas St. At one time, Spadina Avenue was a
This mural on a fence near Bulwer Street perfectly illustrates the loss of some of our downtown residential avenue. Bulwer St. looking east from
The Paul Magder Fur Shop at 202 Spadina Avenue During the final decades of the nineteenth century, the building at 202 Spadina was
The iconic twelve-storey Balfour buildings at 119 Spadina, on the northeast corner Spadina and Adelaide St. West, was designed by architect Benjamin Brown in 1930.
The building at 239-241 Spadina Avenue, a short distance south of Dundas Street, is presently being renovated and restored. It was built in 1910
The magnificent three-story house at 186 Beverley Street, a short distance north of Dundas Street, was the home of the George Brown, a father of
In 1798, the site of today’s King Edward hotel at 37 King Street East was where the town of York had constructed its first jail.
For several decades, the impressive Canada Life Building at 330 University Avenue was one of the tallest structures in the city. The 15-storey building was
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