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Thornton-Smith Building 1921
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2016
At 340 Yonge Street, on the west side just south of Elm Street, can be found this 2015 Heritage Toronto plaque attached to the outside wall. Here's what it tells us:
Coordinates: 43.657723 -79.381630
John M. Lyle designed this limestone building for Thornton-Smith, an interior design and furniture company. In 1926, Lyle's design, which features pilasters, decorative motifs, arched windows, and overhanging eaves, received the first gold medal awarded by the Ontario Association of Architects.
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