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Gooderham (Flatiron) Building

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Gooderham (Flatiron) Building

187 Reviews
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49 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C9 Canada
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Reza Sattarzadeh wrote a review Aug. 2020
Muscat, Oman1,993 contributions316 helpful votes
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Gooderham building is definitely one of those structures which gives character to a city die to both its shape and history. Located ar downtown Toronto, it's one of the early building which was an important centre of administration. Though the interior is not accessible, one could admire the exterior façade. Don't forget to see the back of the building which has gone through a facelift.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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chacha wrote a review Oct. 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota18 contributions19 helpful votes
i'm really glad this building was kept around. Not only is the shape unusual -- the entire exterior is one-of-a-kind!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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GitchSup wrote a review Sep. 2019
Duluth, Minnesota842 contributions111 helpful votes
It is worth stopping here to enjoy the history of the area and take a photo. The current flatiron building was built in the 1890s to replace the old 1830s Coffin Block Building. The New York version was built over 10 years later. You can look at an old picture of the area on Wikipedia to see how much things have changed which is pretty cool. If you need a break from shopping and sightseeing there is a nice place to grab a bite there as well.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Charles J wrote a review Sep. 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom937 contributions917 helpful votes
Visited here with my wife while on tour to the east coast of Canada and loved the look at this iconic building and we also visited the cafeteria where we had coffee
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mark G wrote a review Jul. 2019
Catonsville, Maryland2,092 contributions545 helpful votes
The Gooderham building is a heritage structure built in 1892 of red brick, with attractive arched windows and a copper roof in a unique pie shape due to the confluence of Wellington and Front streets. Built as the headquarters for the Gooderham family distillery business, it now serves as office space and downstairs houses the The Flatiron & Firkin pub. Looking from the front of the building, you get the old and the new with a great view of new Toronto and it's skyline. The wide end of the building backs up to quirky Berczy Park and has an impressive murial of windows that seem to be flutterting in the wind.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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