News   GLOBAL  |  Apr 02, 2020
 6.4K     0 
News   GLOBAL  |  Apr 01, 2020
 33K     0 
News   GLOBAL  |  Apr 01, 2020
 3.2K     0 

adma

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
17,024
Reaction score
1,623
Well, not just two--at the west end of the FCP superblock, *another* newspaper building (yes, this was like Toronto's Fleet Street), the G&M's late 30s Moderne tour de force, was also sacrificed, as were at least a couple of other Deco/Moderne gems (North American Life, as well as that sliver standing btw/BMO and the Star)
 

thecharioteer

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jun 17, 2009
Messages
3,592
Reaction score
3,083
Oh so we lost two great buildings for FCP. I see it now.

Three if one includes the magnificent Globe and Mail Building on the NE corner of King and York:

ecf502d9.png


e7c1b14d.png


01bb6abc.png
 
Last edited:

Long Island Mike

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
2,180
Reaction score
18
kingwest3.jpg


Charioteer: This looks to be a late 50s era pic of Downtown Toronto noting the cars visible in the parking lot and I also noticed the older Canadian flags flying...
It is hard to believe that at one point the original Commerce Court Building was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth of Nations...LI MIKE
 

Long Island Mike

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
2,180
Reaction score
18
Toronto of the 1960s...The Constellation Hotel

f1257_s1057_it5879.jpg


Mustapha: This pic of the Constellation Hotel is absolute 1960s to me...noting the Oldsmobile Ninety Eight on the left and the Ford Thunderbird on the right and noting the other classic autos parked in that lot the only place to see them together like this today is at a classic car show...LI MIKE
 

Urban09

New Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 26, 2009
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
They were on this building. Margaret and Marilyn McKelvey talk about them in the book Toronto: Carved in Stone. The figures representing the provinces were in the entrance alcoves -- you can see them poking up above the hoarding. The curved lintels above the entrances had Canadian animals (though you can't see them there). Six different sculptors were involved -- Florence Wyle did New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
 

Goldie

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 28, 2009
Messages
4,472
Reaction score
3,556
They were on this building. Margaret and Marilyn McKelvey talk about them in the book Toronto: Carved in Stone. The figures representing the provinces were in the entrance alcoves -- you can see them poking up above the hoarding. The curved lintels above the entrances had Canadian animals (though you can't see them there). Six different sculptors were involved -- Florence Wyle did New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Urban09, Please show me "this building" - I want to know! - also the name.
 

HHC

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 18, 2010
Messages
362
Reaction score
1
kingwest3.jpg


Charioteer: This looks to be a late 50s era pic of Downtown Toronto noting the cars visible in the parking lot and I also noticed the older Canadian flags flying...
It is hard to believe that at one point the original Commerce Court Building was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth of Nations...LI MIKE

That's the flag of Great Britain. :)
 

Mustapha

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
5,555
Reaction score
499
I am struck speechless metaphorically by the online conversations here about the BOM building, mystery stonework, Guild Inn, etc.

Out of sheer respect I am going to take a 24 hour break if you all don't mind; see you around midnight tommorrow.

I'm going to read and re-read all of this...
 

Mustapha

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
5,555
Reaction score
499
I also see from thecharioteer's picture of the Globe and Mail entrance that they managed to save just the doors for their new building on Front and Spadina...
 

Top