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Flatiron Building (Toronto)

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Toronto's own

There's one in New York but Toronto has her own Flatiron Building. And do you know what? It was built in 1892, before the New York version! It was the Gooderham & Worts distillery's office until 1952 (the ones who built the cluster of red brick buildings that we now call The Distillery). Apart from its peculiar shape, the cool thing about the Flatiron Building is the great trompe l'oeil mural on its wall facing the park (created in 1980 by Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant). I didn't know until this year but it represents the building across the street, located at 41-43 Front Street, the one hosting Winners. (Ask your kids to find which one it is!) The heritage building was bought for 15 millions in December 2011, by a realty company which intends to preserve its beauty.

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