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20161226. The Milburn building on Colborne Street – designed by the “master practitioner” of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, E.J. Lennox (architect of Casa Loma and Old City Hall).

Completed in 1889, this five-unit building housed Milburn Co., a wholesaler of patent medicines and tenants who sold beer supplies, wine and liquor (from Toronto Architecture: A City Guide, 2nd edition).
Completed in 1889, this five-unit building housed Milburn Co., a wholesaler of patent medicines and tenants who sold beer supplies, wine and liquor (from Toronto Architecture: A City Guide, 2nd edition).

20161225. Only two walls of the heritage-designated 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building remain standing as construction commences on the future two-building King Blue Condominium and Hotel complex.

20161225. Only two walls of the heritage-designated 1927 Canadia

20160312. All that remains of the 1928 Art Deco Loblaws Grocerterias Warehouse (Lakeshore and Bathurst, Toronto).

20160312. All that remains of the 1928 Art Deco Loblaws Grocerterias Warehouse (Lakeshore and Bathurst, Toronto). Photo20130804_0172-6DDon’t worry as they are going to be “re-establisng an original” by saving 100,000 bricks and stonework for the West and South faces with a couple of condo towers behind and an addition on top.

20160306. Toronto’s 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building has donned an exoskeleton.

20160306. The 1927 Canadian Westinghouse Building has donned anThis is a great example of the Commercial Style Architecture, also known as Chicago Style as this form was developed in Chicago after the 1871 fire. It’s metal skeleton framing was a new development allowing for buildings of greater height, more floor space and maximum light and ventilation as opposed to the load-bearing brick buildings that came before it. This building has Classical detailing and terra cotta trim – a rare combination in Toronto.

Although heritage-designated, property owners are allowed to develop on site. The building’s North and West faces are to be incorporated into the King Blue Condos (48 and 44 storeys) designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects and developed by the Greenland Group. This condominium comes with a Section 37 payment of $1.25 million for public amenities.

20160305. Rack House D, Building 42 at the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, a heritage-designated National Historic Site in Toronto.

20160305. Rack House D, Building 42 at the Gooderham and Worts DThis is a 6-storey masonry warehouse building that was used to store barrels of alcohol. Designed by David Roberts Jr and constructed between 1842-1851, it was built where the residence of James Gooderham Worts once stood. Archaeological evidence of this residence may survive underneath the building. Thanks goes to a Heritage Impact Assessment report by ERA Architects for the above information.