Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The York Club


This large house on St George St in the Annex is home to the York Club, a private club which has owned and maintained this magnificent Romanesque building since 1910. Designed by architect David Roberts and constructed in 1892, it was built for George Gooderham who was the wealthiest man in the province at the time and had 11 children so needed lots of space. (He owned Gooderham & Worts, the largest distillery in the British Empire - there is a lot of $$ in liquor). It is still one of the finest buildings in Toronto!

9 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

A beautiful winter photograph!
Nice to see the two people that are about to "pass" each other..
Cool capture!

LĂșcia said...

It's a beautiful and very well preserved building.
Eleven kids... Fortunately things have changed!

VioletSky said...

I love walking around this house. Maybe one year it will be open to visits for Doors Open, do you think?!

RedPat said...

VioletSky - I doubt it but wouldn't it be fabulous. I know someone who is going to wedding reception there - maybe we have to find a wedding to get invited to.

Anonymous said...

always loved walking/driving by this building. really like the stone used in its construction. you see this same stone in many of the university buildings and is the ontario legislative building at queen's park built from this stone? another well framed and great pic redpat. thanks

Randy said...

Wow that is really beautiful!

Sharon said...

What a grand old building!

EG Wow said...

It's a magnificent building!

Jack said...

Gee, I am realizing that I have missed a few days. You have posted some good pix this week. I like this place.