Flatiron Gooderham Building Toronto


Flatiron (Gooderham) Building Canvas

 The red-brick Flatiron Gooderham Building (commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building) is a historic landmark of Toronto, Ontario, Canada located at 49 Wellington Street East. It is wedged between Front Street and Wellington Street, where they join up to form a triangular intersection.

It was completed in 1892 and is an iconic Toronto Vista.

It is a truly stunning and oft-photographed building. The previous building was shorter, but in the same shape, and was called the Coffin Block. The current Flatiron Gooderham building was built by architect David Roberts, Jr. and originally cost $18,000 ( Imagine, only $18,000 for this beautiful building!!) to construct for distiller George Gooderham, son of Gooderham and Worts distillery founder William Gooderham. It was the office of the Gooderham & Worts distillery until 1952, and sold by the Gooderham Estate in 1957(Wikipedia).

The building actually now houses a pub on the bottom floor and on the back of the triangle is a marvellous trompe-de-oeil or street art.

I first shot this building earlier this year in the Wintertime. I was closer up and it was a freezing cold sunny day with snow still on the ground. This time I decided to position myself at a distance, which gave me a much better view and allowed me to include the autumnal trees in my shot. I shot in RAW and applied an artistic effect in post-production.

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