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107 Wellington Street West 1889
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
In the lobby of a building at 95 Wellington Street West (just to the east of this building at 107 Wellington Street West) is this Ontario Heritage Trust plaque which says:
The oldest private club building in Ontario, 107 Wellington Street West was designed for the Toronto Club in 1888-89 by Frank Darling and Samuel Curry. Its design mixes different architectural styles and marks an important transition in Darling's career. The sandstone base, terracotta details, windows and capitals on the ground floor reflect the Richardson Romanesque Style. The second floor's Palladian-like windows, pilasters and capitals, frieze, cornice mouldings and the nearly square attic windows are in the Renaissance Revival Style. The interior contains a billiards room, reading rooms, and dining rooms finished with wood paneling and carvings, stone and marble fireplaces, and plaster ceilings.
> Posted March 25, 2017
I was looking up historic buildings in Toronto after my son asked me, was there ever a Great Fire in Toronto? I came upon your web site and wanted to say it's a great idea and thank you for creating it! I was surprised to learn about historic Gray Grist Mill at the Donalda Club, close to where I grew up. In the past year I also found an old farm house in the Don Valley that I learned was once part of an active community. Every time I pass the old house on 271 Spadina Ave. (known as the Birdcage) I marvel at its whimsical embellishments. We have lots of amazing architectural gems and it seems there is always more to discover. It is upsetting when the developers sneak in ahead of historic review committees to demolish any of these. By educating ourselves we take the first steps to protecting what remains.
Thanks, Gwyneth Fatemi firstname.lastname@example.org
> Posted October 7, 2008
This is a great building. Too bad its such a hard building to get information about. This page and the heritage conservation district plan are the only pieces of info I could find about it.
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