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Surrounded by modern day architecture, the 5 story Gooderham Building, commonly called the "Flatiron Building", is located at the junction of Front and Wellington Streets in downtown Toronto. This structure was built in 1892 at a cost of $18,000 and housed the offices of George Gooderham of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. Gooderham also had other business interests and was president of the Bank of Toronto.

Prior to the erection of the Gooderham Building, a more blunt and less esthetically pleasing structure occupied the site. It was known as the "Coffin Block" because the building resembled a coffin.

Today the Flatiron Building houses cafes in the lower level and offices above. It has been designated a historical site.

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  • Copyright: Earl Minnis (mile27) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 54] (256)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-23 10:07
Viewed: 1976
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