Top 6 Architectural Styles in Ontario

Top 6 Architectural Styles in Ontario


Architectural Styles Photos

6 York Street, Orangeville, Ontario

  • simple, balanced facades
  • simple roof lines
  • dormer windows
  • large front porches
  • smooth brick surfaces
  • voussoirs and keystones are used sparingly and are understated
  • finials and cresting are absent
  • cornice brackets and braces are block-like
  • openings have flat arches or plain stone lintels


Architectural Styles Photos

481 Ridout Street, London, Ontario

  • balanced facades around a central door
  • medium-pitched gable roofs
  • small-paned windows.



63-65 Sydenham Street, Dundas, Ontario

  • decorative buildings with sharply-pitched gables
  • highly detailed verge boards
  • pointed-arch window openings
  • dichromatic brickwork


Architectural Styles Photos

  • two story rectangular buildings
  • hip roof
  • a projecting frontispiece
  • generous eaves with ornate cornice brackets
  • large sash windows
  • quoins
  • ornate detailing on the windows
  • belvederes
  • wraparound verandahs
  • cast iron cresting
  • elegant window surrounds.

Queen Anne


26 Lansdowne Road North, Galt, Ontario

  • irregular outline
  • an offset tower
  • broad gables
  • projecting two-story bays
  • verandahs
  • multi-sloped roofs
  • tall, decorative chimneys
  • a mixture of brick and wood is common

Second Empire

Architectural Styles Photos

Langevin Block, Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

  • mansard roof
  • projecting central towers
  • one or two-story bays