Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mid-Town Clock Tower

This clock tower belongs to Upper Canada College which is an exclusive private school for boys located just north of St Clair Ave. When driving up Avenue Road which ends at the school you get a wonderful view of the school and its tower. The original Romanesque Revival building on the property was built in 1891 but was is such a state of disrepair that it was torn down in the 50s and this Georgian structure was constructed and opened in 1960. There were a few flakes of snow coming down when I took this pic. I will try to go back one day and get a shot of the view looking up from Avenue Road.

15 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

From Romanesque to Georgian.. that's quite a journey :) It looks really good though, I like the red brick. I'm still trying to get my head around the idea of the temperature being -27C Pat, we really are upside down from each other aren't we :) we had just a few degrees higher than 27C day here today, it was perfect.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, it's high!

Lowell said...

It is a dramatic architectural feature, although I'm not sure that a "school for boys" is appropos in today's world.

Whatever, Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! 💝

VP said...

An impressive clock and a beautiful building.

Sharon Anck said...

What a great shot this is. I love those flakes of snow that you captured in the shot.

William Kendall said...

It's impressive. At some point I've no doubt passed by it.

Cloudia said...

You are a wonderful ambassador for the real Toronto!

Revrunner said...

I've always been rather glad I attended a co-educational institution. There were benefits. :-)

Taken For Granted said...

Always liked the solid look of Romanesque architecture. Assuming the clock in the tower works, we can tell when this picture was taken. Thanks for your comment today. It was the only one I received.

Michelle said...

A stately structure and I like those snowflakes, too.

Lois said...

I love clock towers. This one is lovely!

The Furry Gnome said...

Looked it up on Google Maps, great view of the tower and the rest of the building when you zoom in.

LOLfromPasa said...

Impressive architecture and must be a landmark of sorts too. I can see the snow flakes...love that!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet you can see that tower from quite far off!

Karen S. said...

I caught the snowflakes right away! Very pretty.