THE HISTORY OF OPULENT MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN                        THE 1920'S ON AVENUE RD & ST. CLAIR

The history of multi-residential architecture with upscale apartment buildings can be easily viewed in the outstanding examples of beautiful masterpieces that still adorn the area. It is a pleasure to stroll around Avenue Rd just south of St Clair to see these magnificent pieces and imagine the elegance of the era.
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Claridge
 The Claridge is "The Queen of the apartment buildings in Toronto"
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Claridge
 1927-1928 designed by Baldwin & Green this Venetian Palazzo offers intricate brick work. 
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Claridge Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto

Gargoyles flank the corners of the building and angels support the oriel windows.

Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Balmoral Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
 The Balmoral, a Tudor inspired building designed by S.B. Coon & Son in 1927-1928
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Balmoral Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
The huge stone arched entrance with a shield and the name of the building is one of its most attractive features.
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Clarendon Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
The Clarendon by Charles Dolphin designed in 1927 in a Tudor Revival style featuring a decorative parapet with medieval motifs.
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Clarendon Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
Three-4 storey buildings conform the corner of Clarendon Ave and Avenue Rd.
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Clarendon Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
The elegance of the buildings is even showcased in the secondary entrances.
Avenue Rd 1920s opulent apartment buildings The Mayfair Alex Pino Broker Your Home In Toronto
 The Mayfair Mansions by H.C. Roberts in the Art Deco style. Three buildings located at 394, 396 and 398 Avenue Rd. built in 1937, though less elaborate still are a testament of the great architectural styles in Toronto.
 
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