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.
The Claridge is "The Queen of the apartment buildings in Toronto"
1927-1928 designed by Baldwin & Green this Venetian Palazzo offers intricate brick work.
Gargoyles flank the corners of the building and angels support the oriel windows.
The Balmoral, a Tudor inspired building designed by S.B. Coon & Son in 1927-1928
The huge stone arched entrance with a shield and the name of the building is one of its most attractive features.
The Clarendon by Charles Dolphin designed in 1927 in a Tudor Revival style featuring a decorative parapet with medieval motifs.
Three-4 storey buildings conform the corner of Clarendon Ave and Avenue Rd.
The elegance of the buildings is even showcased in the secondary entrances.
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.