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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
choosing a real estate agent to sell your home, I am also ranked as a top realtor in Toronto and am
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