Flatiron Building, Toronto

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49 Wellington Street East

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    An Architectural Treasure

    by mikey_e Written Sep 30, 2007
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    I have to admit I researched this before I wrote it because it was so interesting. When I typed "Flatiron Building" into wikipedia it came up with New York's Flatiron, but it actually appears that Toronto's Flatiron, built in 1892, was the first structure of its kind. The architects were the firm David Roberts Jr. Apart from its unique shape and colour (at least in Toronto) as well as the trompe l'oeil mural on the side (which makes it appear to have another set of windows), there isn't much remarkable about the building. It was originally meant to be a distillery, but now it has a restaurant or eatery on the ground floor and offices above. Its location is a good starting point, however, as it leads right into the St. Lawrence Market Area.

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    Unusual Architecture

    by nelro Written Jan 4, 2008

    built in 1892, as an office building for the company of Gooderham and Worts, the flatiron building is an example of how to build a building on a triangular plot. this historic building was built in the shape of a trinagle. the bright red colour, contrasting with the green roof, adds to the attractivenss of the buildign.

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    The other side of the flatiron building

    by sim1 Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    Tromp l'oueil mural


    On the backside of the Flatiron building you can find this mural : "Tromp l'oueil mural"

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    Interesting Mural

    by paulbrec Written May 28, 2005
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    The Flatiron Building was built in 1852. It is very unique in its color and design. It also has a very cool mural on the back.

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