The Gooderham Building

"The Flat Iron Building"Standing at Wellington and Front Street is the historic Gooderham building. A four and a half storey, red brick triangle, which captures the attention of many. This historic building is framed with Toronto’s modern skyscrapers in the background. This contrast of old and new probably makes it one of the most photographed buildings in Toronto.

Built in 1892 as an office for George Gooderham , president of Gooderham &Worts Distellery District. The building became one of the first flat Iron buildings in North America, predating the English- American Building in Atlanta, Georgia ,and even New Yorks City’s Famous Fuller Building.

References:

Bell, Bruce. “T.O History revisited- The Gooderham Building and Its Surrounding Area.” Travel and Transitions 15 Nov. 2005: Web. 17 Oct 2010.

“Gooderham Building (City of Toronto) – 1891-92.” Ontario Heritage Trust. Government of Ontario, 11 Apr. 2007. Web. 17 Oct 2010.

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