My recent stroll into Yorkville produced a number of great door finds and today I’m featuring a few more them.
Right next door to the heritage Fire Hall I featured last week, is this gem built in 1906 in what was once considered the northern end of the city. It is now the oldest public library in Toronto.
Walking through the nearby streets, there were so many photo-worthy doors and buildings, including the Heliconian Hall.
It was built in 1876, in what was then a rural area, as the Olivet Congregational Church. It was later purchased in 1923 and renovated as the new home of the Heliconian Club.
This club was formed in 1909 to support women in the arts and provide a forum for women ‘to meet socially and intellectually’. It’s a non-profit organization and the oldest association of its kind in Canada.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Alumnae Theatre I featured back in January. Formed 10 years after the Heliconian Club, it too was created to support women in the arts.
The Yorkville area provides an eclectic mix of galleries …
… retail space, offices, and residences.
As I mentioned previously, this is an affluent area and these are expensive properties. A semi-detached home featured in Toronto Life magazine last year sold for $2.8 million.
It might be too expensive for me to live or shop in Yorkville, but it is a pretty area to visit.
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