October 18th, 2020:

Edwardian Architecture in Ontario – Top 42 Picks

Edwardian Architecture in Ontario

Edwardian, 1900-1930 – This style bridges the ornate and elaborate styles of the Victorian era and the simplified styles of the 20th century. Edwardian Classicism provided simple, balanced facades, simple roof lines, dormer windows, large front porches, and smooth brick surfaces. Voussoirs and keystones are used sparingly and are understated. Finials and cresting are absent. Cornice brackets and braces are block-like and openings have flat arches or plain stone lintels.

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Burford – 126 King Street – Post Office – A.D. 1914 – Two-story smooth red brick structure has ashlar stone lintels and string courses at the window liens. It is sometimes called Edwardian in style because it was built during the reign of King Edward VII. The clock tower is a landmark for the business district.
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Dunnville Book 1 – 241 Broad Street West – The Lalor Estate is a two-and-a-half-story residence with a four-gable roof and a wraparound veranda with fluted columns. This Edwardian structure was built in 1905. Its builder was Francis Ramsey Lalor, a prominent Dunnville businessman, politician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. His business interests included two dry goods stores, a grocery store, an apple evaporator, natural gas wells, the F.R. Lalor Canning Factories, the F.R. Lalor Ashes Company, and the Monarch Knitting Mills. The exterior walls are red brick. There is a two-story bay window, Tudor-style timbering in the gable, a pediment above the entrance with a decorative tympanum, and sidelights beside the front door.
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Smithville – 121 West Street – Edwardian – Palladian window
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Waterloo Book 1 – 50 Albert Street – 1903 – Snyder-Seagram House – Edwardian Classical in parged concrete – superposed sets of Palladian windows and bay windows projecting over both stories; curved, wraparound verandah with classical columns
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Whitby Book 1 – 331 Centre Street South
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Alton – 1460 Queen Street West – circa 1900 – This 1½ story frame house with the ‘clipped’ center gable end to the street has a west facing dormer window more typical of Edwardian Classical style. The house was built after the 1898 Alton fire insurance map was printed. The house has been cladded with a modern brick veneer with contrasting brickwork trim made to resemble the Victorian Gothic style of the neighboring Mechanics Institute.
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Ancaster – Edwardian – Palladian window
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Galt Book 1 (Cambridge) – 54 Blenheim Road – Edwardian style with Palladian window in gable
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Preston (Cambridge) – 519 Queenston Road – Italianate/ Edwardian style, Palladian window in gable
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Chatsworth – Edwardian
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Chesley – #140 – Palladian window
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Cobourg Book 1 – 135 King Street West – 1902 – William Academy – Now a private school, this building was formerly the home of Cobourg Collegiate. Many men from the town who served in WW1 attended high school here and some of them returned to finish their studies after their time at the front. Built in 1902 in a style known as Edwardian Classical, the building features oversized Palladian windows on the second level which add drama to its front facade. Additions to the school building were made in 1939 and during the 1960s, but in 2015 the collegiate moved to a new facility on King Street East.
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Conestogo – Edwardian – 2 story tower-like bay, fretwork, Romanesque style window arches, 2nd floor balcony, cobblestone basement
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Dundas Book 2 – 82 Sydenham Street – Edwardian style – palladian window
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Grafton and Bolton Book – Bolton – 56 Sterne Street – circa 1900 – This ‘four square’ red brick house is built in the Edwardian Classical style, characterized by an asymmetric floor plan, attic dormer window, full front verandah with classical column supports and pyramidal hipped roof. For many years into the 1960s, it was the home of Mrs. Alice Goodfellow and her twin sister Miss Monkman.
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Ingersoll Book 1 – 181 Oxford Street – This cement block house was built for R.A. Skinner who owned and operated Skinner’s Livery on the north side of Charles Street at the Oxford corner. Stained-glass panel on first floor window; pediment above porch with Doric pillars; a lion on either side of the front steps. This home was the scene of many elaborate house parties, the form of entertainment that made up the fabric of social life of the times. The Skinner Livery, sometimes referred to as the Bon Ton Livery, maintained vehicles for pleasure driving, business trips, weddings, funerals, etc.
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Kitchener Book 1 – 132 Water Street – Edwardian style with dormer in attic, balcony above the verandah
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Midland Book 1 – 427 King Street – 1902 – medium gabled roof with a half-round window; gingerbread trim on fascia; exterior is cedar shingles and stretcher brick; brick voussoirs and window shutters; transom window
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Midland Book 2 – Hugel Avenue – Edwardian – Palladian window, pediment above pillared veranda with open railing
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Mount Pleasant – 1229 Highway 54 – Edwardian, Palladian window
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North Bay – 200 First Avenue West – Former Normal School/Teacher’s College opened in 1909 with an enrollment of 25 students and continued in operation until 1972. This design is exemplary of the architectural influence of the Edwardian style. The observatory-like dome, the elaborate cornices and the formal entrance are three main characteristics of the building.
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Orangeville Book 1 – 6 York Street – Edwardian style – corner quoins, paired cornice brackets, triangular pediment supported by columns
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Orangeville Book 2 – 65 Broadway – Edwardian Classicism – large triangular front gable with Palladian window and shallow roofed porch
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Orangeville Book 3 – 27 Zina – Edwardian Classicism built in 1923 with large triangular front gable with Palladian window and shallow roofed porch
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Ottawa Book 2 – 12 Cartier Street – Edwardian – voussoirs above stained glass window, cornice brackets, Palladian window in gable, and Ionic capitals on porch pillars with balcony above
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Paris Book 2 – 18 Banfield Street – Edwardian style – Palladian window, turret extending through the roof
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Perth – 50 Herriot Street – Kininvie (means where my family lives) was built of reddish sandstone in 1906 for textile manufacturer Thomas A. Code – grand Edwardian – said to have been heated by steam from the factory across the street
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Port Colborne Book 1 – 232 Clarence Street – Built by lawyer Louis Kinnear in 1904, it was the home of his daughter Judge Helen Kinnear from 1904-1943, the year she became the first federally appointed woman judge in Canada and the Commonwealth. Helen Kinnear was also the first woman in the Commonwealth to be granted in 1934, “King’s Council,” a distinction given to noteworthy lawyers. She was also the first woman lawyer to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada. The house exhibits a combination of Edwardian and Victorian architectural styles.
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Port Elgin Book 2 – Yellow brick – Edwardian – two-and-a-half story tower-like bay with projecting eaves and large fretwork pieces resembling brackets – matching fretwork piece over lower window to left of porch and below porch roof
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Port Hope Book 1 – 126 Walton Street – Wilson-Benson House – c. 1885 – This two and a half story brick house is built in the Queen Anne Revival style with an offset tower, a broad verandah, and a steeply pitched roof. The gable on the Walton Street facade is sheathed in decorative shingle. The tower is five-sided with a conical roof topped by a finial and contains a long window on each story of each wall surface. The large main floor window is Edwardian in treatment with colored glass in the semi-circular transom section. For fifty years, the Wilsons were publishers of the Port Hope Guide.
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Port Hope Book 2 – 91-93 Mill Street North – Deyell Terrace – c. 1890 – 91 and 93 Mill Street are, respectively, the south and middle sections of a row of three attached related buildings. The two-bay, two story houses are constructed of brick laid in garden wall bond. The roof is of medium pitch with a front gable containing a decorative finial. The doorways are in a projecting frontispiece and are composed of paired doors containing long round-headed windows with square panels below. A transom with one dividing muntin is contained above. The windows in the projecting frontispiece below the gable are Edwardian in style with segmental stained-glass transoms above two vertically divided panes. A small mainly decorative round-headed louvered window is placed below the gable.
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Sarnia Book 2 – 223 George Street – 1900 – Edwardian – Palladian window, wraparound verandah supported by pillars, pediment with decorated tympanum, dentil molding
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Sault Ste. Marie – 1048 Queen Street East – This residence is situated on a large treed lot at the south west corner of Queen Street East and Upton Road in the east end of the central residential core. William Howard Hearst established a legal practice in Sault Ste. Marie in 1888 and in 1904 built “Eastbourne” as his residence, naming it for its location in the east end of town. In 1908 Hearst became the Member of Provincial Parliament for Algoma and in 1914 the first Premier of Ontario from Northern Ontario. Eastbourne is a good example of Edwardian architecture using local materials. It was constructed in 1904 with a ‘t-shaped’ plan; each of the arms are the same width and projection. Two-stories in height with a full basement and attic, it is constructed of soft red brick and local red sandstone. It has a gabled roof and the attic gables are clad with painted wood shingles. The deep cornice and soffits have decorative brackets. Large bow windows dominate the east and west facades. The sash windows are triple and double hung. The porch has a broken pediment, pilasters and triple clusters of truncated Doric columns. The basement and porch foundations are of local red sandstone.
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St. George Book 2 – 339 Glen Morris Road East – Edwardian, Palladian window
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Stouffville Book 1 – 2 Albert Street – Built c. 1895 for James McConnachie, the Manager of the Toronto Fruit and Vinegar Works – two stories, Edwardian style (board and batten addition)
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Thunder Bay (Port Arthur Book 2) – 27 Cumberland Street South – In 1909, land was purchased by Molson Company in downtown Port Arthur to build a bank. The three-story building had offices on the second floor and bank manager’s quarters on the third floor, and featured a beautiful exterior made of limestone mined from the Rossport area. Molson’s bank opened in 1912 and did banking business with families of loggers, miners, shippers, and prospectors of the Port Arthur area. The architecture style is Edwardian Classicism. Prominent features of the building include the rusticated stone on the ground-floor walls and large keystones. Doric columns surround the main entrance and there is a heavy string course between the first and second stories. In 1954, the building was sold to the Bank of Montreal which operated here until 1984.
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Thunder Bay (Fort William Book 2) – 121 McKellar Street South – Built in 1907 for owner Thomas P. Kelley, a local merchant, the house was later sold to Dr. R. Kerr Dewar who had fought in the First World War, returned home to study medicine and purchased this home in 1920. The first floor was converted to a medical clinic in 1928. The building is a good example of Edwardian Classicism. It has metal cresting on one of the dormer windows. The first and second floors both have distinctive Palladian windows with prominent keystones. On the front facade, the centrally placed wood covered porch is supported by brick piers. There is a two-story bay window.
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Whitby Book 2 – 44 Baldwin Street – c. 1914 – 2½ story frame residential building in the Edwardian Classic style, brick cladding, hip gable roof, L-shape with a wing projecting from the main block gable end to the street, a flat-roofed verandah with open porch above
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Windsor Book 1 – 841 Kildare Road – Miers-Fraser House built 1904 – Edwardian, Palladian window, two-story bay, Ionic columns supporting a pediment
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Windsor Book 2 – 849 Victoria Avenue – 1907 – Edwardian – rounded bay, flared eaves, a columned porch with pediment, dormer, hipped roof, red brick with stone trim
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Woodstock Book 2 – 376 Drew Street – c. 1852 – Edwardian – L shape two story with attic, red brick, trunked hip roof with one gable dormer and one gable both with green painted shingles in a pattern, gable end has Palladian window with decorated cornice in apex, center door is protected by square piers, open porch
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Woodstock Book 3 – 155 Vansittart Avenue – c. 1860s – Edwardian – symmetrical two story with attic, painted wood siding with decorative shingles between floors, steep hip roof, gable dormer, deep cornice and dentils, 1-over-1 rectangular windows with Palladian center window, centered door with rectangular transom, cement platform porch