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The Toronto look

The Toronto look
In the early twentieth century in Toronto a lot of the new houses featured porch roofs supported by wooden columns mounted on taller brick piers. By the 1950s the columns and piers were often out of alignment. Many were replaced by ironwork like that here.

This is a festive group of porches; others are more traditionally staid.

Annalia S., kiiti, Will S., Nouchetdu38 and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo

20 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Like the clarity and bright colours.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Me, too, Jaap.
16 months ago.
Jean club
So alike and so different at the same time. I've been viewing large and playing spot the difference.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jean club
A refreshing sign that Individuality isn't dead quite yet, Jean.
16 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous shot!

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16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William.
16 months ago.
 Marko Novosel
Marko Novosel club
Its cute and warm,tottaly opposite modern architecture,with that cubes and glass.
Just recently listen on radio about this craziness they do in Dubai and similar places in middle east,they put so much glass and you can imagine the cost of cooling that buildings,crazy world.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Marko Novosel club
They do the same thing here, Marko. Toronto is filling up with glass towers. At one point Toronto was ordering so much glass that the manufacturers were slipping in defective glass to make up the orders -- which soon came flying off the buildings.

So we're building a city of buildings that are expensive to heat in winter, and expensive to cool in summer.
16 months ago.
rdhinmn club
A comfortable looking neighborhood. Three story houses - "shotgun" interiors? Ant the one at right is quite festive - I bet the householder puts garlands on the railings for Christmas.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to rdhinmn club
From my knowledge of this type of house, Bob, I'd say they probably started out with a kitchen and a front and back sitting-room on the ground floor. The back sitting room would end up as a dining room when families stopped sharing them.
16 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Like the bright colors and the composition very much, John !
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thanks, Ulrich, and thanks to the homeowners.
16 months ago.
 The Limbo Connection
The Limbo Connection club
The architectural style is appealing, the tight space between houses less so.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to The Limbo Connection club
I apologize for the late reply, TLC. One of the things that strikes me when I go to towns outside Greater Toronto is the much greater space between houses. The oldest parts of Torotno are full of very narrow terrace houses, and very narrow houses of all types.
16 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such a delightfully eclectic group of houses John................I especially like the one on the right is particularly nice!

This is a terrific photo too..........clean, sharp and very detialed with a lovely colour palette!
16 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Thank you very much, Keith. It may be time to go photograph these neighbourhoods again.
16 months ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Lovely houses, I especially like the one with the flower decoration!
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Dida From Augsburg club
Me, too, Dida.
16 months ago.
Esther club
The white grillwork is extra fancy.
16 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Esther club
Good point, Esther. It works well with the simpler lines of buildings.
15 months ago.

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