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Those who love the history and architecture of Toronto often lament how many of our most significant buildings have been lost to time. This talk illustrates the most well known buildings in Toronto that have been lost to demolition.

Lost_Toronto_1Toronto experienced two great fires. The first was in 1849 and the second was in 1904. Both of these fires decimated a significant portion of the city. There were a number of smaller fires that claimed many historical sites. Then, in the 1960s, when Toronto was trying to reinvent itself for the modern era, thousands of buildings were demolished in the name of progress. This presentation preserves the memory of these lost buildings. Some of them are long gone, while others are still fondly remembered today.


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