Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Lofty Church


This wonderful old stone church building in the Sunnyside area was built in 1910 and designed by architect William George Burns. It served as the home for several different religious denominations until the early 2000s when it was sold to developers but luckily the building had been designated as historically significant and so the exterior of the church had to be kept intact - it could be restored but not changed. The building was divided into 24 lofts all of which feature interior stone walls and wonderful old stained glass windows. One of the lofts includes several floors in the bell tower (which is 90' high) and even has a deck at the top of the tower offering incredible views of the lake and the city. Fortunately for me, that loft belongs to close friends and I have had many a good time there! An interior shot tomorrow.

7 comments:

Eyeliquor 2 said...

I love the tower!
I can not wait till tomorrow :)
Cool capture Red Pat!

LĂșcia said...

This is amazing!!!
I'm glad the building is well preserved, and also you have good friends! ;-)

Alan said...

That must be a very interesting place to live! It's a lovely building.

Jack said...

Pretty interesting. I have seen other churches renovated into living units. It creates some very unusual interior space. I'll be back tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

great find. sometimes you really have to thank the toronto historical board for saving some of our beautiful and historically important buildings. i also cannot wait to see the inside. thanks red pat.

Beyond My Garden said...

Such a nice stone building.

Randy said...

Very classical looking.