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John Andrews, one of Toronto's most significant architects (Scarborough College) passed away recently: https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/news/2022/03/31/memoriam-john-h-andrews-1933-2022

Here's his entry for the New City Hall competition done in 1958 when he was 25 (all pics from the TPL):

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In memoriam, John Andrews, photos of Scarborough College (TPL):

1966 photo form the Toronto Star Archives, originally run with the caption:

Scarboro College is fortress-like school which hugs the rim of highland creek and is built entirely of poured concrete. A rival for Toronto's new City Hall; it is tiered to catch or hide the sun and block off northern weather. It's pretty sharp; a student commented.

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Is this looking north or south? My confusion is the numbering indicating a view south, yet the odd numbers indicate the east side of Yonge, unless this convention was introduced later.
The Directory says that McIntosh & Walton is on west side of Yonge so it's looking south - and the numbers make sense as they, apparently, started at the Lake. This would be the Now view..

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The Directory says that McIntosh & Walton is on west side of Yonge so it's looking south - and the numbers make sense as they, apparently, started at the Lake. This would be the Now view..
My point is that presently, odd numbers are on the east/south side of streets. Does anyone know when that was implemented?
 

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My point is that presently, odd numbers are on the east/south side of streets. Does anyone know when that was implemented?
See: http://spacing.ca/national/2013/03/11/ever-wonder-how-a-house-gets-an-address-number/

I checked out the City directories ( http://wherethestorytakesme.ca/toronto-city-directories/ ) and in 1861 they announced the arrangement - it started in 1860 or 1861 as far as I can tell and, as they say "the present plan of numbering being exactly the reverse of the previous plan"..

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Montreal revised its street numbering in the mid 1920s. They went one stage further than Toronto and there building numbers give one a very good idea of exactly where the building is and it really makes navigation very easy. If 3859 rue X is a block north of a major street, then 3859 rue Y will be similarly located.
 

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