Interesting Architecture Around Toronto

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We are so lucky to live in the Greater Toronto Area, surrounded by amazing architecture and cool sights.

There is a lot of history in a city like Toronto, and many enjoy walking the streets and taking in the

beauty of the buildings and all the city has to offer.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces of architecture to take in when I’m wandering the city:

1. The Gooderham Building (Flatiron Building) – 49 Wellington Street East, Toronto

This historic office can be found between Front and Wellington Street in downtown Toronto, and was

built in 1892. There are many flatiron shaped buildings in North America, with only four being in Canada

and one being in Toronto – The Gooderham Building. Take in all angles, and while you’re there check out

the Berczy Park dog fountain which was just built in 2017.

2. OCAD University, Sharp Centre for Design - 100 McCaul St, Toronto

This $42.5 million expansion was completed in 2004 and won many awards. A four storey box can be

found way above the ground, supported by a series of multi-coloured pillars jutting out at all different

angles, mimicking a table of sorts. Standing under it, you can’t help but feel small.

3. Casa Loma - 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

Many people don’t realize that there’s an actual castle in Toronto. Built from 1911 to 1914, the castle

was a residence for Sir Henry Pellatt and was designed in the Gothic Revival style as a mansion and

garden. The grounds is stunning, and allows for visitors as well as events such as Escape Rooms, haunted

houses, weddings, dinners, and many other fun activities.

4. Royal Ontario Museum – 100 Queens Park, Toronto

Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the ROM can’t be missed standing over Bloor Street with its modern glass

architecture connecting to the old building. Once you walk into the ROM, you will also be hit with

breathtaking design so definitely take in the sights on the street and from the inside.

5. Aga Khan Museum – 77 Wynford Drive, North York

Once you leave the city, the Aga Khan Museum is a must-see. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, who won the

Pritzker Architecture Prize, you can take in the granite walls and go inside to see the open-roof

courtyard. The design compliments that fact that the museum is dedicated to Islamic art.

6. Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Start of the Toronto Carrying Place Trail

For those who love to walk, cycle, or get outside to explore, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge is something

you should check out and stand under to appreciate its beauty. The bridge was designed in 1994 and has

won many architectural, design, and engineering awards. It connects some of the main walking and

cycling trails in Toronto.

Real estate in Toronto

Toronto is an amazing place to call home. If you’re choosing a real estate agent in Toronto, I’m happy to

help you find your dream home. With years of experience, I am an expert realtor in the GTA market and

I can help you find the perfect place to live – maybe close to one of these beautiful buildings! If you are

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